RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO INITIATE THE STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A ROUTE 29 NORTH CORRIDOR OVERLAY DISTRICT

WHEREAS, the Route 29 North Corridor is quite diverse in its character, visual appearance and land use, being located within both the Warrenton and New Baltimore Service Districts as well as adjoining and bisecting rural lands outside of the service districts, and fronting properties used for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes; and

WHEREAS, the Route 29/15 corridor is a main corridor of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area through Fauquier County; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan identifies as an objective to “Develop Route 29 as a ‘Gateway Corridor’ to Fauquier County and the Piedmont Region by providing a visual experience commensurate with the County’s high quality environment and historic significance;” and

WHEREAS, Route 29 carries a considerable volume of local and through traffic and access management improvements are a key implementation tool to managing the traffic carrying capacity of the roadway; and

WHEREAS, more detailed examination of the corridor is necessary to develop appropriate guidelines for each diverse section of the corridor; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of August 2008, That a study of the Route 29 Corridor between Warrenton and the Prince William County line, culminating in the development of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to establish an Overlay District for the Route 29 North Corridor for the purpose of establishing high quality design criteria to stabilize and improve property values, to manage and consolidate access points, to protect and enhance the County’s attractiveness, to sustain and enhance the economic benefits accruing from heritage tourism and a higher quality of development, to stimulate complementary development in the defined service district areas that is appropriate to the historic and architectural character of the County, and to encourage the use of TDRs (Transfer of Development Rights) as a potential implementation tool, where appropriate, is hereby initiated; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the study and ordinance development will include the involvement of citizens, property owners and business interests and upon completion, will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for public hearing.

A Copy Teste

 

 Paul S. McCulla
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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