Owner/Applicant:                                           Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

The California House Investment Company                                       June 16, 2003            

Staff Lead:                                                                                    Department:  

Deirdre B. Clark                                                                  Community Development

Magisterial District:                                                                          PIN:           

Marshall                                                                               6031-60-1727-000   


Consider Preliminary Subdivision Application (#PP03-M-11) – Fenny Hill Subdivision

Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking preliminary plat approval to divide approximately 18.9 acres into five (5) single-family residential lots, ranging in size from  ± 1.93 to 10.29 acres. Of the approximately 18.9 acres, ± 8.33 acres is zoned Residential (R-1), 7.5 acres is zoned Conservation District (RC), and 3.07 acres is zoned Rural Agricultural (RA). The property is located on the east side of Fenny Hill Road (State Route 816), north of its intersection with Solo Street , in the Marshall Magisterial District.  

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…If the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."                                                                           

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On May 29, 2003 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Fenny Hill Subdivision Preliminary Plat subject to the conditions noted below. 

1.      The Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Subdivision Plat entitled "Fenny Hill Subdivision" dated April 7, 2003 , and received in the Planning Office on April 9, 2003 .    

2.       Prior to Final Plat and Final Construction Plan approval, the applicant shall submit a  detailed landscape plan as required pursuant to Section 7-600 of the Zoning Ordinance for review.

3.      Prior to Final Construction Plan approval, a lot density calculation shall be provided.

  1. The soil map shown on sheet 6 of 6 is the County Soil Survey map and shall be removed from the plat.
  2. Soil mapping unit 10B shall be added to the Interpretive Information chart.
  3. A Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) shall adjust the preliminary     soil map with revisions onto the final construction plan.  This shall be done in the      field and checked for any additional soils information to be added to the final      construction plan.
  4.  A signature block shall be placed on this plat for the CPSS to sign which states:

Preliminary Soils Information Provided by Larry K. Johnson, CPSS dated February 2003.

This Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist has field reviewed and adjusted the preliminary soil information onto the final plat (x"=xxx') and certifies that this is the Best Available Soils Information to Date for Lots _ to_.


Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                         DATE

CPSS #3401-             

  1. The summary of soil characteristics and use potential shall be stated from the          most recent Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier County, Virginia, for       all mapping unit symbols shown on the soil map.  Also a Symbols Legend shall       be placed on the Final Construction Plan to identify spot symbols.

9.  The following statement shall be placed on the final soils map:

·        "The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units 15B, 15C, 415B and 10B due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer. The foundation drainlines should be daylighted for gravity flow on all structures."

10.  The following statements shall be placed on the Final Construction Plans:

·        "Before a home is started the builder needs to mark the drainfield area off and not disturb it during construction."

·        “Foundations placed in soil mapping units that show a moderate, high, or very high shrink-swell potential in the most recent Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier County, Virginia will require a geotechnical evaluation in order to determine proper design.”

·        “The County recommends that before road or home construction begins in soil mapping units 20B, 20C, 20D, 18D, 18E, and19D a site specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow to bedrock areas are identified.  These areas may require blasting if deep cuts or excavation is done.”

11. The type of primary and reserve (including percentage) drainfield area(s) shall be  stated for each lot.

12. The final soil map shall be filed in the front office of Community Development and the Building Department to be used exclusively for obtaining soils information for this proposed subdivision.

13. Two copies of the final soil map, with the original CPSS signature, shall be  submitted to the County Soil Scientist Office before Final Plat approval is made.

14. All road design and construction shall be in accordance with VDOT's Subdivision Street Requirements manual and VDOT's Road and Bridge Standards.

15. Road and other construction shall insure drainage water will not rise higher than 18" below the shoulder of proposed or existing public roads. At a minimum, culverts shall be designed to accommodate 10-year flood frequencies.

16.   All utilities placed within the highway right-of-way shall be placed on the outer three (3) to five (5) feet of the edge of the right-of-way.

17. Trees within street rights-of-way shall not be credited towards satisfying Fauquier       County's tree canopy ordinance.

18. Unpaved portions of street rights-of-way shall not be credited towards open space requirements.

19. The ingress/egress easement described in Deed Book 482, page 63, shall be         vacated in the area shown on the plat to be dedicated to public use.  All necessary parties to the vacation shall join in the plat or instrument vacating the easement.


20. At such time that the proposed road is accepted into the Virginia Department of       Transportation public road system, provision shall be made for the continued use of that portion of the existing ingress/egress easement that is not included in that  system.

21. Lot 5 shall be accessed directly from the proposed cul-de-sac.

22. All SWM/BMP facilities shall be designed and constructed to conform to Fauquier County Stormwater Management Ordinance standards. 

23. A homeowners' association maintenance agreement shall be required for the SWM/BMP facilities. The homeowners' association documents shall be submitted  with the Final Construction Plans.

24.  Maintenance easements shall be provided for all SWM/BMP facilities.

25. The SWM/BMP facilities shall be located on separate lots.

26. The toe of slope on the embankment or associated disturbed area of the                                     SWM/BMP facilities shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet from the property line.


27. Driveway culverts and all other pipes shall be shown on the Final Construction  Plan and shall be sized for the ten (10) year storm. 


    Revised Preliminary Plat