Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Donald R. Tharpe 


July 12, 2007

Staff Lead:


Holly Meade, Senior Planner


Community Development


Magisterial District: Lee





A Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPAM06-LE-006, to Change the Land Use Designation Of Approximately 9.0001 Acres of Land from Rural to Commercial in the Bealeton Service District Plan


Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking to change the Comprehensive Plan land use designation on one (1) parcel consisting of 9.001 acres from Rural to Commercial.  The Comprehensive Plan amendment is required to rezone the property from Rural Agriculture (RA) zoning to Commercial Highway (C-2), pursuant to Section 13-202.4.A(a).1 of the Zoning Ordinance.

The owner intends to convey approximately two (2) acres to Steve Hamilton, the owner and operator of Hamilton Auto Body, which is now operating on an adjacent C-2 zoned parcel.  The applicant currently does not have any specific plans for the residual seven (7) acres proposed for the commercial land use designation.  The Comprehensive Plan Amendment requests only a change in planned land use for this Ī 9 acre parcel.  The applicant is not requesting the subject parcel be added to the Bealeton Service District.

The overall intent is to develop the property as a commercial site that will correspond to and complement the existing adjacent commercial development to the east.  The adjacent commercial property currently houses Hamiltonís Auto Body, Global Supply and another Auto Repair establishment. Mr. Donald Tharpe anticipates filing a companion rezoning application to rezone the properties to Commercial Highway (C-2).

The applicant is proposing access via an existing entrance through Global Way that connects directly to Route 28.  An unrecorded easement plat is included as Attachment 3 showing this access.  If approved, the easement would then be recorded.  Additional access will be provided via a proposed Comprehensive Plan access road that connects to Liberty Road (Route 745).  The applicant is proposing to dedicate fifty-five (55) feet, or half of the desired one hundred ten (110) foot right-of-way that is planned for this road, and it eventually links to Colonial Crossing adjacent to Liberty High School.


Land Area, Location and Zoning:  

The property is located west of the intersection of Liberty Road and Route 28 in Bealeton.


Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:

The property is zoned Rural Agriculture (RA).  Property to the north and south are zoned Rural Residential (RR-2).  Property to the west is zoned RA, and the property immediately to the east is zoned Commercial Highway (C-2).


Action Requested of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Planning Commission Recommendation:

On May 31, 2007, the Planning Commission recommended unanimous approval of this item.

Summary and Recommendation:

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors consider the Planning Commissionís recommendation of approval for Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPAM06-LE-006, to change the designation of approximately 9.001 acres from Rural to Commercial.


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

Fauquier County Department of Community Development
Department of Economic Development
Commissioner of Revenue


1.                  Statement of Justification

2.                  Plat

3.                  Comprehensive Plan Map

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