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
WHEREAS, the County of Fauquier has endorsed applications to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S. Department of the Interior for the designation of certain rural areas of the County as “Rural Historic Districts”;
WHEREAS, concerns have been raised by citizens that such a designation would lead to the adoption under Article 4, Part 3 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance of architectural review requirements within such Rural Historic Districts;
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to make it expressly clear that the provisions of Article 4, Part, 3 related to Historic Area Districts do not apply to Rural Historic Districts so designated by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the U.S. Department of the Interior; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County, this 13th day of August, 2009 that a text amendment to Article 4, Part 3, Section 4-301 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance be and is hereby initiated and referred to the Fauquier County Planning Commission, said amendment to be added as the last sentence of Section 4-301 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance and to read as follows:
No provision of this Part 3, of Article 4 shall apply to any Rural Historic District as designated by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the U.S Department of Interior.