A Resolution to Approve CPAM04-CR-003 A Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Opal Service District

            WHEREAS, the owners of the property located in the Opal Service District on the east side of Routes 15/29 & 17, Cedar Run District further identified by PIN #6981-32-7629-000 have requested a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to allow for the rezoning the Rural Agricultural (RA) portion of the parcel to Industrial Park (I-1); and

WHEREAS, the requested Comprehensive Plan Amendment will allow the applicants to develop the aforementioned ±29.25 acres of the property for light industrial and contractor yard uses; and

            WHEREAS, on May 27, 2004, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPAM04-CR-003 to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval with the following text change for Section 3.a. Overall Layout, Opal Service District Plan:

“Land in the northeast quadrant of the district also offers an excellent location for local contractors, with much of the property already appropriately zoned for industrial use.  The Plan configuration of internal roadways running behind properties fronting on US Route 15/29 makes this area well suited for business development that will contribute to the County’s non-residential tax base through a mixture of industrial uses.  Such uses will take advantage of easy access to major thoroughfares, while being oriented away from the existing US Route 15/29 corridor.  The Opal Plan encourages development of such industrial uses in the area.

This section encourages development of such industrial uses in the area, along with the novel ‘Live Work’ district for craftsmen as represented in the ‘Mixed Use’ designation in the Opal Service District Land Use Plan.  It needs to be noted that the ‘Live Work’ district will require amendment to the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances {refer to Section 4. Overall Policy for the Live Work Zone.”

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            WHEREAS, on June 21, 2004, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing; and considered the Comprehensive Plan Amendment, and concurred with the judgment of the Planning Commission; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of June 2004, That Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPAM04-CR-003, Virginia Crane Rental, Inc., Owner and R.L. Rider & Company, Applicant, be, and is hereby, approved.