Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Seeley Brookfield, LLC (Owner)

Shenandoah Development, LLC (Applicant)


July 14, 2005

Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development


Magisterial District: Cedar Run


Service District: Opal




6981-27-6354-000 and 6981-44-4079-000



An Ordinance to Approve Rezoning Request REZN05-CR-004, Green Springs


Topic Description:


The applicant wishes to rezone approximately 165.0 acres from Residential (R-1) conditional to Residential R-1 and R-2 with proffers to allow for: 1) a clustered residential subdivision with an affordable housing component for up to sixty (60) residential units on PIN 6981-44-4079-000 (31.4 acres); and 2) clustered and conventional subdivision for eight (8) clustered units and two (2) conventional lots on PIN 6981-27-6354-000 (132.4 acres).


Based on recent discussions with the applicant, staff anticipates receipt of revised proffers that will further clarify the proposal.  The two conventional lots include the non-common open space parcel of approximately 90 acres.  The proposal includes fifteen (15) units proffered as affordable housing units. 


Project Update:


On June 9, 2005, this item was postponed by the Board of Supervisors at the applicant’s request for 30 days to work out project refinements and respond to referral agency comments.  Subsequently, the applicant has met with staff to respond to those comments.  A revised Concept Development Plan package and Proffer Statement in response to those issues have been filed.  The new plans and proffer statement (dated July 6, 2005) are attached; however, they were not received in time for staff review to be included in this report. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Hold a public hearing and consider postponement of this item for 30 days.  An ordinance for adoption of the proposed rezoning is included for consideration.


Planning Commission Recommendation:


On May 26, 2005, the Planning Commission recommended denial of this item as proposed. 


Financial Impact Analysis:




Land Area, Location and Zoning:    


The property is located on the east side of Routes 29/15/17.  It is zoned Residential (R-1) with conditions.  PIN 6981-44-4079, outlined in green, is proposed for 72 units.  PIN 6981-27-6354, is outlined in orange with the proposed 6 units delineated in blue.  A map of the property is shown below.                          



Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:


The property is bounded by Rural Agricultural (RA) to the north and east and RA and Residential (R-1) to the south and west.


Staff Analysis:

Staff and the appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and regulations. Staff and referral agency findings, comments, and recommendations from referral agencies are available upon request.


Summary and Recommendations:


It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors hold the public hearing on this item.  Staff strongly encourages the applicant to request a 30-day postponement to allow time for adequate staff review of the most recent submittal.  


The applicant has been working diligently with staff to address referral agency comments/concerns and refine the project to address those concerns.  Staff also notes the inclusion of the affordable units, via proffers, is a project enhancement as there is a need for this type of housing in the County. 


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

Fauquier County Department of Community Development

Virginia Department of Transportation




  1. Rezoning Concept Development Plan
  2. Proffer Statement
  3. June 9, 2005 Board Report