PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST
Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:
Robert C. Counts Community Development
Service District: Bealeton 6899-47-7006-000
Topic: A Resolution to Approve SE03-L-34: a Category 23 Special Exception To Allow the Construction of a Roadway Through a Floodplain, BRS, L.C., Applicant
development plan for the Cedar Brooke subdivision (formerly known at
Reynard’s Crossing) calls for a connection to the Bealeton Station
development via the existing
Area, Location and Zoning:
The property, consisting of approximately 20 acres, is located on Route 28, one-half mile east of the intersection of Route 28 and Route 17. It is zoned for Planned Residential Development (PRD).
The property is bounded on the north and east by properties in the Rural Agricultural (RA) zoning district. It is bounded on the south by residentially zoned properties (R-1 and R-4), and on the west by property in the PRD district. These properties are mostly undeveloped at this time. The following aerial photograph depicts the subject property, the surrounding area, and the location of the requested floodplain crossing.
Requested of the Board of Supervisors:
The Board of
Supervisors is requested to conduct a public hearing on SE03-L-34, and
consider the recommended resolution of approval.
Staff and 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 are summarized below.
The Applicant’s proposed development is now in the final platting stage. The required rezoning and preliminary plat approvals have been obtained. The project is consistent with both land use and transportation components of the Comprehensive Plan. The requested Category 23 use is incidental to the development of the property and is, therefore, also found to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
of the Zoning Ordinance
Section 5-2301 of the Zoning Ordinance provides the following standards that are applicable to the proposed Category 23 use:
Exceptions shall only be issued after the Board of Supervisors has
determined that the granting of such will not result in (a) unacceptable
or prohibited increase in flood heights, (b) additional threats to public
safety, (c) extraordinary public expense, (d) create nuisances, (e) cause
fraud or victimization of the public, or (f) conflict with local law or
The Engineering Division reviewed the above referenced plan and provided the following comments:
The County Soil
Scientist has reviewed the requested action and has made no findings in
opposition to the proposed use.
Based on the foregoing analysis, the Planning Commission has concluded that the requested action is consistent with the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. However, the SWM pond shown on the Special Exception plat may require modifications that could also impact that floodplain. The pond design has not been included as part of this review. Therefore, Planning Commission recommends approval of SE03-L-34 subject to the following condition:
This Special Exception shall be limited to only the proposed crossing of the floodplain and fill associated with that crossing. This Special Exception allows no other uses of the floodplain.