June 17, 2002
Members, Planning Commission
FROM: Elizabeth A. Cook, Chief of Planning
Smith-Midland, Uses in the
applicant is seeking special exception approval under Section 5-2300 of
the Zoning Ordinance to allow floodplain uses.
Specifically, the applicant is requesting approval to allow
construction of a new acid etching process water treatment system and
closure of the existing facility within a floodplain.
The property is located on the southeast side of Catlett Road
(Route 28) on Licking Run, in the Midland Service District.
Planning Commission held a public hearing on this case on May 30, 2002,
and voted to postpone decision for 30 days to allow for additional review.
Staff had requested that the applicant provide a special exception
plat that clearly identifies the area proposed for the new acid etching
process water treatment system.
applicant has submitted a special exception plat that meets the submission
requirements and a reduction of the plat is attached. Based upon review by the County Engineer's Office, the amount
of fill being installed will not affect the floodplain elevation.
Once the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) is granted by FEMA for the
previously approved special exception for fill in the floodplain,
SE#01-CR-10, this area should no longer be in the floodplain.
The Zoning Office indicates that based on the new information
provided, the applicant has met zoning requirements.
on the review by the County Engineer's Office, staff recommends that the
Planning Commission forward this special exception to the Board of
Supervisors with a recommendation of approval, subject to the following