ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2-505.5 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VEHICLES PERMITTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE AS A RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS FROM FOUR (4) TO SIX (6)

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance currently permits auto repair garages as a residential business following special permit approval by the Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals; and

WHEREAS, the additional standards currently limit the proprietor of the business to a maximum of four (4) vehicles at any time; and

WHEREAS, this amendment would increase the maximum to six (6) vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the other additional standards for auto repair garages regarding screening and storage would remain in effect; and

WHEREAS, this amendment would be in keeping with the spirit of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of August 2002, That Section 5-205.5 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance be, and is hereby, amended to increase the maximum number of vehicles permitted for auto repair garages as a residential business from four (4) to six (6).  The section shall be amended to read as follows:

5-205                  Additional Standards for Auto Repair Garages

1.   Must be conducted on the same lot as the proprietor of the business.

2.  All employees must reside on the lot and shall not exceed two.

3.   All work shall be accomplished and vehicles in excess of two shall be located in a completely screened area and shall not be in any required yard.

4.   A minimum of 2 acres shall be required.

5.    Limited to 4  6 vehicles.