CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District

June 17, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Carolyn Bowen

Community Development

Topic:  A Resolution to Refer to the Fauquier County Planning Commission a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 3-314.10 (Farm Equipment Sales, Rental and Service)

This text amendment proposal would permit farm equipment sales, rental and service in the Rural Residential-2 (RR-2) Zoning District with special permit approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals and an approved site plan.  The Zoning Ordinance includes the Rural Residential-2 Zoning District in the same category as Rural Agriculture (RA), which allows a variety of agricultural uses and functions.  The Ordinance permits the location of farm sales, rentals and service in the RA district, after receiving special permit approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), and obtaining site plan approval.  Farm sales, rentals and service currently are not permitted uses in the RR-2 district. 

Almost all of the RR-2 Zoning Districts lie within Lee and Cedar Run Magisterial Districts.  This particular land use would not be a by-right, with the Board of Zoning Appeals having the ability to evaluate each specific application on a case-by-case basis.  The BZA oversight will help to ensure proper examination of each application with regard to location, traffic, noise and other criteria. 

This amendment would allow this use in the RR-2 district following a public hearing and issuance of a special permit by the Board of Zoning Appeals and obtaining site plan approval.  A resolution for referral, and a proposed ordinance are attached. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No financial impact analysis was conducted regarding this matter. 

 

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Community Development

 Attachments: 

1.         Resolution for referral

2.         Copy of proposed ordinance