Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor

August 13, 2009

Staff Lead:


Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution Initiating a Text Amendment to Article 4, Part 3 Section 4-301 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to Clarify that the Provisions of the Zoning Ordinance’s Historic Area District Do Not Apply to Rural Historic Districts Designated on the Historic Registers of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Topic Description:

Citizens living in existing or proposed rural historic districts have raised concerns that designation of a “rural historic district” by the Commonwealth or the U.S. Department of the Interior would lead to County adoption of architectural review or other regulatory impositions on the properties within such rural historic districts under Section 4-301. This resolution initiates an amendment to the Article 4, Part 3, Section 4-301 to include language making it expressly clear that the provisions of the Historic Area District do not apply to rural historic districts designated by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There is no fiscal impact to this agenda item.

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

Fauquier County Planning Commission

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