ORDINANCE

 

A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3-404 TO MODIFY FRONT YARD REQUIREMENTS
 IN THE C-1/COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT

 

WHEREAS, on June 30, 2005, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this issue and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a unanimous vote recommending its adoption; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 11, 2005, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

 

             WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance, consistent with public convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practices, consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County; now, therefore, be it

 

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of August 2005, That Section 3-404 be, and is hereby, amended by adding a new footnote 17 as follows:

 

 

                                                                                    C-1

3-404   Minimum Front Yard (Ft.) 4, 10, 11, 12, 17

 

                Conventional

            1.         Local Collector                                                 55

            2.         Major Collector                                                70

            3.         Major Thoroughfare                                          85

 

 

17.       A reduction in the front yard setback for commercial buildings may be approved by the Zoning Administrator in conjunction with site plan review and approval, by the Board of Supervisors when approving a special exception, or the Board of Zoning  Appeals when approving a Special Permit provided that the approving authority finds that:

 

A.        the setback provided is consistent with older, established buildings in the immediate area;

 

B.        the setback is consistent with any design guidelines or requirements established by the Comprehensive Plan, if any such guidelines or requirements exist;

 

C.        sufficient area is provided to accommodate construction requirements, including drainage; and

 

D.        sufficient area is provided to accommodate a full streetscape along the street, to include sidewalks and street trees, where appropriate.