Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Fauquier County Board of Supervisors,



July 14, 2005


Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development


Magisterial District:


Cedar Run


Service District:





7809-78-6301-000, 7819-05-2089-000, 7809-95-1226-000, 7809-95-2820-000, 7809-88-9130-000, 7819-04-1889-000, 7809-95-4740-000, 7809-86-8607-000, 7900-40-8840-000, 7819-14-0300-000

& 7819-04-3611-000



A Resolution to Approve Warrenton-Fauquier Airport SPEX05-CR-020: A Category 21 Special Exception to Allow for Development as Proposed in the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Master Plan


Topic Description:


The applicant wishes to obtain Special Exception approval under Category 21 to allow for airport development as proposed in the approved Warrenton-Fauquier Municipal Airport Master Plan.  (The approved Airport Master Plan provides recommendations to develop necessary facilities in compliance with Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements).


Project Update:


On June 9, 2005, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on this item.  At that meeting, due to comments from neighboring residents, the Board postponed the Special Exception for 30 days.  Subsequently, the Airport Committee sent out notices to adjoining property owners and held a meeting with them to review and discuss airport plans.  Staff has no further comments on the project and no changes to the previously proposed Special Exception conditions.  The June 9th report is attached.


Land Area, Location and Zoning:    


The property is located on the west side of Warrenton Road (Route 610).  It is zoned Industrial Park (I-1), Industrial General (1-2), and Rural Agricultural (RA).  A map of the airport is shown below outlined in red.





Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:


The property is currently zoned I-1, I-2 and RA.  It is bound on the north by I-1 and Residential 1 (R-1); to the east by I-1, I-2 and RA; to the south by R-1 and RA; and to the west by RA and R-1.  The Airport also is within the Airport Safety and Impact Overlay District (APSID) as identified in the Ordinance.  Land within this area is subject to regular zoning regulations as well as additional regulations and restrictions related to the APSID.


Action Requested of the Board of Supervisors:


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


Planning Commission Recommendation:


On April 26, 2005, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward this Special Exception with a recommendation of approval, subject to the following conditions:


  1. The Special Exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.


  1. This Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s), and/or uses indicated on the Special Exception Plat approved with the application, as qualified by these development conditions.


  1. A Site Plan shall be required, pursuant to Article 12 of the Zoning Ordinance.


  1. No time limit shall be imposed on this Special Exception, provided that future development and expansion are consistent with the approved Airport Master Plan and Special Exception Plat.


  1. The development of the property shall be in general conformance with the Special Exception Plat entitled "Warrenton-Fauquier Airport, Special Exception Application" dated January, 2005 and received in the Planning Office on January 21, 2005, except as modified by these conditions.


  1. This Special Exception approval does not remove any Site Plan, Administrative Special Permit, Special Permit or Special Exception approval required for specific uses permitted in the I-1, I-2, R-1 or RA zoning districts, pursuant to Article 3 of the Zoning Ordinance.


  1. The Warrenton-Fauquier Airport shall be subject to the standards set forth in the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance Section 4-500 Airport Area District.


  1. Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations manual shall be available at the airport.


  1. The Warrenton-Fauquier Airport shall be maintained and operated for public use in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration and any other appropriate local, state, and federal agency.


  1. Airport staff shall assist the Community Development Department to monitor or review facility designs (within 5 miles) of the airport in order to be in compliance with FAA policies and design guidance (150/5200-33A) which seek to avoid creation of attractants to birds and wildlife that might pose risks to the safe operation of the airport. Stormwater management facilities within these areas must be designed accordingly.


  1. Perimeter fencing (for security) shall be installed to encompass the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport site by 2008.


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

  1. Fauquier County Department of Community Development
  2. Warrenton–Fauquier Airport




June 9, 2005 Staff Report