COUNTY OF FAUQUIER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
APRIL 25, 2002
subject property is located within the Bealeton Service District and is
designated for Medium Density Residential uses, or 4-6 dwelling units per
acre in the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
The applicant is requesting a rezoning of the entire 1.618 acres to
the C-2 (Commercial Highway) zoning designation to allow for a fast food
restaurant. The applicant’s
statement of justification indicates that this parcel should be zoned for
commercial uses because it is the highest and best use for the property
and because the other three (3) corners of this busy intersection are
already zoned with commercial designations.
There is currently an existing residential dwelling, along with
some accessory agricultural buildings, on the property.
applicant’s concept plan shows a proposed building roughly in the center
of the property, with the primary ingress and egress on Catlett Road
(Route 28) nearly at its intersection with Route 17 and a secondary
ingress-only access point from Bowers Run Drive (Route 837).
and Agency Review
Use – The
proposed zoning district requested in this application is not consistent
with the existing or the proposed land use plans for the Bealeton Service
District. Although the parcel
is of a size that does not require a Comprehensive Plan Amendment under
Zoning Ordinance provisions, it is staff’s evaluation that the proposed
request would not be in the best land use planning interest of the County
for the reasons cited in Attachment 1.
The proposed commercial entrance is not permissible under VDOT design
standards in relation to the existing intersection.
The absence of a Traffic Impact Analysis also makes it impossible
to determine the extent of the negative impacts that would result from a
high trip generation use at this critical intersection.
recommends that the Planning Commission forward this application to the
Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of denial.