RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION INITIATING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 4 OF THE FAUQUIER ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADD PART 10 ENTITLED “ENTRANCE CORRIDOR OVERLAY DISTRICT” AND REFERRING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR ITS REVIEW, COMMENT AND RECOMMENDATION

            WHEREAS, the County of Fauquier is the location of numerous historic landmarks, buildings, districts and structures; and

           WHEREAS, protection of the access routes to these historic landmarks, buildings, districts and structures and insuring the architectural compatibility of development along these routes is of the utmost importance; and

           WHEREAS, Section 15.2-2306 of the Code of Virginia permits the designation of districts encompassing parcels of land contiguous to arterial streets or highways found by the governing body to be significant routes of tourist access to the locality or to designated historic landmarks, buildings, structures or districts therein or in a contiguous locality; and

WHEREAS, the County is authorized to adopt standards for construction, alteration, reconstruction or restoration of any structure within such a district, and to establish a review board to administer the standards; and

           WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to consider an amendment to the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to permit the creation of overlay districts necessary to protect routes to the historic landmarks, buildings, structures and districts in the County; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That the hereinafter set forth proposed Ordinance amending Article 4 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to add Part 10 entitled “Entrance Corridor Overlay District Ordinance”, be, and is hereby, in conformance with Section 13-205 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance initiated by the Board of Supervisors and referred to the Planning Commission for its review, comment and recommendation.