Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Monument Development – 14, LC and Fauquier Water & Sanitation Authority, owners, and Monument Development – 14, LC, Fauquier Water & Sanitation Authority, and Remland, LLC, applicants


August 9, 2007

Staff Lead:
Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning

Community Development


Magisterial District:


6887-46-2019-000 and 6887-46-8038-000


A Resolution to Grant A Three-Year Extension of a Previously Approved Special Exception (SPEX06-LE-024) for the Lucky Hill Road Water Tank


Topic Description:

On August 10, 2006, the Board of Supervisors approved a Special Exception and Comprehensive Plan Conformance Determination (CCRV06-LE-004) to construct a water tank within the Remington Service District.  The Special Exception was approved subject to a series of development conditions.  However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the applicant has not been able to start construction on the water tower.  Per Zoning Ordinance Section 5-014, if a use or construction has not commenced within one year from approval of the Special Exception that it shall expire.  Pursuant to Section 5-014, the applicant requests a three (3) year extension from the Board of Supervisors.

Zoning Ordinance Section 5-014, Expiration

With the exception of public uses, whenever an administrative permit, special permit or special exception is issued by the Zoning Administrator, BZA or Board, the activity authorized thereby shall be established and construction authorized shall be diligently pursued within such time as the permit specified or, if no such time has been specified, then within one (1) year after the effective date of such permit or exception. If the use or construction has not commenced within a period of one (1) year, such administrative permit, special permit or special exception shall automatically expire without notice. The BZA or Board may grant an extension to a special permit and special exception because of the occurrence of conditions unforeseen at the time of granting the special permit or special exception, upon application by the original permitee for such extension.

The applicant has indicated that they have been diligently pursuing construction and site plan approval for the water tank, but need additional time to accomplish these items.  Staff has been provided with the status of work from the applicant’s engineer.  (See attachment 1).

Further, the basis for the extension is that the exact location of the elevated water tower lot is dependent on the exact lot layout of the Revere Woods subdivision (since the water tower lot overlaps onto the Revere Woods site).  The Revere Woods site plan has been submitted but is currently being revised to address comments. Revere Woods has been working on lot line adjustments due to changes to the stormwater management pond configuration.  Design work for the tank has been done in coordination with Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA) related to the tank size, height, hydraulic calculations, pump design, soil borings, and footer design.  However, the site plan for the elevated water tank cannot be completed and submitted until the Revere Woods subdivision construction plans and record plats are approved.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:
Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impact Analysis:


Summary and Recommendations:
Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors consider approval of this request.  It is consistent with the Zoning Ordinance and the applicant indicates that the three (3) year extension will allow them adequate time to fulfill the requirement of their development conditions.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Fauquier County Department of Community Development


1.      Applicant’s Request

2.      Board Resolution (9/10/06)

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