Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Roland T. dePolo, Manager BRS, L.C.

June 17, 2002

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth A. Cook

Community Development


Topic Description:

On July 16, 2001, the Board of Supervisors approved the preliminary plat for Phases 5 through 10 of the Reynard's Crossing subdivision, which the applicant has now renamed Cedar Brooke.  Phases 5 through 10 include 100 single-family detached lots.  The applicant is seeking final subdivision plat approval for Phases 5, 6, and 7, which includes 53 lots. 

The property is located on the south side of Catlett Road (Route 28) and the east side of Marsh Road (Route 17) near their intersection in the Bealeton Service District.  

The Board of Supervisors' approval of the preliminary plat was subject to its review of the final plan through the regular Consent Agenda, due to the project's environmental sensitivity.  The applicant was to "…provide with construction plans, prior to final plan submission, a post-conditions floodplain study to determine whether construction of any improvements (including, for example, roads, culverts, stormwater management ponds, overlot grading, VDOT Rt. 28 design, and ball fields which affect site drainage and the floodplain elevation) will have any impacts on the lots adjoining the floodplain, the property across the creek, and the road crossing culverts.  Any submitted final plans for this 100 single-family detached subdivision must be submitted for review by the Board of Supervisors through its regular meeting Consent Agenda, due to its environmental sensitivity." 

In conjunction with the final design of the proposed development, the applicant has received a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which established a new floodplain limit on the property.  Based on the revised floodplain limits, the applicant has been able to keep impacts out of the revised floodplain.  Note #10 on the final construction plans states "There is no fill placement (earthern or otherwise) proposed within any known 100-year flood hazard area as shown on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Map."  Based on the LOMR, the County Engineer indicates that the final construction plans do not propose impacts on the new floodplain area. 

The final construction plans have been approved by the referral agencies, including the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Water and Sanitation Authority, John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District, the County Soil Scientist, and the County Engineer.  It is staff's evaluation that the final construction plans and final record plat are in a form to be approved once the improvement bond is set and posted, which is anticipated to be posted within the next week.  The detailed construction plans are available for review. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

 No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this final subdivision application. 


Attachments   1:  Final Plat

2.  FEMA Letter Confirming New Floodplain Limits