OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Addition to the Cobbler Mountain Agricultural and Forestal District
EXPIRATION DATE OF DISTRICT:
March 6, 2006
Patricia Barraza Vos
The subject parcel is located at 3839 Cobbler Mountain Road, north
of its’ intersection with Rolling Hills Drive
RA (Rural Agricultural) and RC (Rural Conservation)
RA and RC
The Cobbler Mountain Agricultural and Forestal District was originally
created in 1981 and was last renewed by the Board of Supervisors effective
March 6, 1998 for an eight (8) year period, expiring March 6, 2006.
The District currently consists of 26 parcels and totals
approximately 2,702.54 acres.
The applicants have requested 50.0 acres to be added to the District.
Copies of the application and parcel map are included in your
The application states the owner would like to preserve the property;
leaving it in its natural wooded state.
Review of the parcel indicates the north portion of the property is
heavily wooded with gently rolling terrain.
The subject property was discovered to have the following soil
17B –Very deep,
well drained, brown loamy soils in concave swales and along small
deep, well drained, strong brown, coarse-loamy soils and very deep, well
drained, strong brown silty soils on strongly sloping backslopes and
20D – Moderately
deep, well drained, strong brown coarse-loamy soils and very deep, well
drained, strong brown fine-silty soils on moderately steep backslopes
PLANNING COMMISSION AND AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
This application was received after the Planning Commission and
Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Committee meetings.
Staff recommends approval for the following reasons:
Review of the
natural features of this parcel indicates that there are significant
resources which are worthy of protection and would enhance the District,
The parcel meets
the criteria for evaluating the factors for inclusion into the District as
required by Section 15.2-4306 of the Code of Virginia, and
In addition, staff recommends approval with the following condition:
If any of the 50.0
acre parcel is subdivided or boundary adjusted to below 25 acres, then the
parcel shall be removed from the District.