The owner is
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. The subject parcels are accessed by Apple Manor
Road, Audubon Trail, and Orchard Hill Lane, all of which are
existing private roads. The applicant is proposing to divide
three (3) of the four (4) subject parcels into eight (8)
large lots of no less than fifty (50) acres. As proposed,
Orchard Hill Lane would need to be extended to provide the
required frontage to three (3) of the new parcels, and
Audubon Trail will provide access to three (3) of the new
parcels. Orchard Hill Lane connects to Audubon Trail
(private street), which connects to Apple Manor Road
(private street) which connects to Leeds Manor Road (Route
688). As illustrated above, Orchard Hill Lane and Audubon
Trail do not connect directly to a State maintained street
today, thus providing the need for this waiver request.
The properties are zoned Rural Conservation (RC) and in
total have the subdivision potential to be divided into
nineteen (19) lots, but are restricted under the terms of a
Virginia Outdoors Foundation easement. The properties are
located on the east side of Leeds Manor Road (Route 688).
The applicant’s justification is included as Attachment 3. The
vicinity map is included as Attachment 1, while Attachment 2
illustrates the access to the proposed lots.
On June 29,
2006, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial
of the applicant’s request for a waiver of Section 7-302
1.B. of the Zoning Ordinance based on the reasons cited in
the Board’s resolution. The Planning Commission staff report
is available upon request.