Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


William P. and Isabelle Swick, Owners

July 19, 2004


Staff Lead:




Holly Meade, Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District:








A Resolution to Approve the Request of William P. and Isabelle Swick for a Waiver of Zoning Ordinance Section 7-302 1.B. to Allow a Private Street That Does Not Connect Directly to a State Maintained Road


Topic Description:


The applicants are seeking a waiver of Zoning Ordinance Section 7-302 1.B., Limitations, which would allow a subdivision on a private street that does not connect directly to a state maintained street.  As proposed, the existing fifty-foot easement (Stonefield Lane) connects directly to another private street rather than the required direct public street connection.  The applicants are proposing to divide a 5.839-acre parcel into three lots, including a lot for their existing home, plus one family transfer lot for their granddaughter and one administrative lot.  As proposed, the lots would be accessed via Stonefield Lane, an existing fifty-foot (50’) easement from an existing variable width private right-of-way, Culver Drive.  Culver Drive connects directly to Broad Run Church Road (Route 600).


The property is zoned Residential (R-1).  The subject property has the subdivision potential to be divided into five (5) lots; however, due to floodplain, minimum lot size, and access issues, future subdivision of the property would not be feasible.  The property is located on the north side of Stonefield Lane (private street), west side of Culver Drive (private street) and north of Broad Run Church Road (Route 600).  Currently, the applicants access their property via Stonefield Lane.


Planning Commission Action:


On June 24, 2004, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Applicant’s waiver of Section 7-302 1.B. of the Zoning Ordinance.  The Planning Commission staff report is available upon request.



Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Attached for consideration is a resolution of approval.

Financial Impact Analysis:


Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals affected by this request:





1.      Applicant’s Letter of Justification

2.      Vicinity Map

3.      Proposed Lot Layout