PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Sharon McCamy, Lee District Supervisor

August 19, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Carolyn Bowen, Zoning Administrator

Community Development

Topic: PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5-205.5            (ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR AUTO REPAIR GARAGES)

The Zoning Ordinance currently allows auto repair garages under Category 2 (Residential Business) with special permit approval from the Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals in the Rural Conservation, Rural Agriculture, Rural Residential-2, Village, Residential-1, Industrial-1 and Industrial-2 Zoning Districts.

The additional standards contained in Section 5-205 for this use limit the number of vehicles on site for repair or maintenance to a maximum of four. This text amendment would increase the maximum number of vehicles from four to six.  All work and any vehicles in excess of two now are to be located in a fully screened area and may not be located in any required yard. Those requirements would not change.  No site plan is required for this use.

This amendment would increase the maximum of number of vehicles for repair or maintenance permitted on site to six at any time.  The Zoning Ordinance’s required screening and other standards would remain unchanged for this specified use.  Those additional standards may be found in Attachment 1.

On June 17, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors referred this proposed text amendment to the Fauquier County Planning Commission for public hearing and recommendations.  On July 25, 2002, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed text amendment, where concerns arose over the possible effects on properties in the rural and residential zoning districts.  The Commission members felt the current limitation of four vehicles was sufficient for the type of use identified herein.  In its opinion, any business in excess of this operational scale needed to locate in a commercial or industrial zoning district.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of this proposed text amendment.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Hold a public hearing and consider the attached Ordinance.  A resolution of denial is also provided. 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None. 

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

Community Development

Attachments:

1.      Copy of proposed Ordinance of approval

2.     Copy of resolution of denial