Owner/Applicant:                                       Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

William G. Beals, Inc.                                                           July 21, 2003

Staff Lead:                                                                             Department:

Charles A. Floyd                                                         Community Development        

Magisterial District:                                                                PIN:

Marshall                                                                A portion of 6917-97-3689-000    


Preliminary Subdivision Plat PP03-M-30, Rivendell Homes at Keyser Road           

Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide approximately 20.83 acres into two (2) single-family residential lots. The subject property is zoned Rural Agriculture (RA), and is located on the west side of State Route 735 ( Keyser Road ), north of its intersection with State Route 734 ( Washwright Road ).  

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…If the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."                                                                           

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On June 26, 2003 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Rivendell Homes at Keyser Road Preliminary Plat subject to the conditions noted below:

  1. The Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Subdivision Plat entitled "Rivendell Homes at Keyser Road " dated November 15, 2002 , and received in the Planning Office on April 9, 2003 .

2.      In accord with Section 7-603.2 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, Residential Subdivisions, a landscape plan shall be required prior to approval of the Construction Plans.

3.      All existing culverts are to be shown.  All driveway culverts are to be sized for the 10-year storm.

4.      Interpretive information from the most recent Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier County, Virginia for each mapping unit shown on the Final Construction Plan shall be placed on the same sheet as the soil map.  A Symbols Legend shall also be placed on the Final Construction Plan to identify spot symbols.

  1. The source (Fauquier County Soil Survey) and original scale (originally mapped at 1” = 1320’) of soil map shall be stated on the same sheet as the final soils map.
  2. The following statement shall be placed on the same sheet as the final soils map:

A.     “The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units 10A, 15B, 17B due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer. The foundation drainlines should be daylighted for gravity flow on all structures.”

B.     “Before a home is started the builder needs to mark the drainfield area off and not disturb it during construction.”

C.     “Foundations placed in soil mapping units that show a moderate, high, or very high shrink-swell potential in the most recent Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier County, Virginia will require a geotechnical evaluation in order to determine proper design.”

  1. This final soil map shall be filed in the front office of Community Development and the Building Department to be used exclusively for obtaining soils information for this proposed subdivision.

8.      Two copies of this final soil map need to be submitted to the Soil Scientist Office before Final Plat approval is made.


Preliminary Plat