Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Seeley Brookfield, LLC (Owner)

Shenandoah Development, LLC (Applicant)


September 8, 2005

Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development


Magisterial District: Cedar Run


Service District: Opal




6981-27-6354-000 and 6981-44-4079-000



An Ordinance to Approve Rezoning Request REZN05-CR-004, Green Springs


Topic Description:


The applicant wishes to rezone approximately 165.0 acres from Residential (R-1) conditional to Residential R-1 and R-2 with proffers to allow for: 1) a clustered residential subdivision with an affordable housing component; 2) one conventional lot; and 3) one non-common open space parcel.


Based on recent meetings and discussions with the applicant, staff anticipates receipt of revised proffers that will further clarify the proposal.  The proposal includes fifteen (15) units proffered as affordable housing units.


Project Update:


On July 14, 2005, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this item.  At the applicant’s request, the item was postponed for 30 days to work out project refinements.  Since that time, the applicant has been diligently working to resolve the ingress/egress issues for the site and has conducted several meetings.  A potential solution for public road access involving a new parcel is being considered.  The applicant is in the midst of negotiations with the landowners.  At the time of report preparation, details on that negotiation were not available or finalized.  Anticipating the arrival of the new submittal, staff recommends postponement of this item for up to 90 days.


On June 9, 2005, this item was postponed by the Board of Supervisors at the applicant’s request for 30 days to work out project refinements and respond to referral agency comments.  Subsequently, the applicant met with staff to respond to those comments. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Conduct a public hearing and consider the attached Ordinance for adoption of the proposed rezoning.  It is recommended the public hearing remain open and action postponed for up to 90 days in order to allow referral agencies time to review the plan and proffer statement revisions.


Planning Commission Recommendation:


On May 26, 2005, the Planning Commission recommended denial of this item as proposed. 


Financial Impact Analysis:




Land Area, Location and Zoning:    


The property is located on the east side of Routes 29/15/17.  It is zoned Residential (R-1) with conditions.  PIN 6981-44-4079, outlined in green, is proposed for the clustered subdivision.  PIN 6981-27-6354, is outlined in orange.  A map of the property is shown below.   




Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:


The property is bounded by Rural Agricultural (RA) to the north and east and RA and Residential (R-1) to the south and west.


Staff Analysis:

Staff and the appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and regulations. Staff and referral agency findings, comments, and recommendations from referral agencies are available upon request.


Summary and Recommendations:


It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors hold the public hearing on this item. 


The applicant has been working with an adjacent property owner to develop a new primary ingress/egress for the residential subdivision.  This alternative could potentially satisfy VDOT and other referral agency comments.


Staff highlights the inclusion of the fifteen (15) affordable units, via proffers, in this project and notes that there is a need for this type of housing in the County. 


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

Fauquier County Department of Community Development

Virginia Department of Transportation



  1. Ordinance for Rezoning
  2. Revised Proffer
  3. Plan Showing Clarke’s Road Connection
  4. Concept Development Plan