Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Jeffrey D. and Mary E. Lippincott, Owners & Applicants



September 8, 2005

Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development


Magisterial District: Scott


Service District: New Baltimore







An Ordinance to Approve RZ00-S-03 for the Rezoning of Four Acres from Residential-1 (R-1) to Commercial-1 (C-1)


Topic Description:


This application is a request to approve the rezoning of four acres of land (PIN #7916-10-1466) from Residential-1 (R-1) to Commercial (C-1) to allow for a New Baltimore post office facility.


Background Information:


The United States Postal Service previously contracted with landowners Jeffrey and Mary Lippincott to purchase a four acre parcel of land at the southwest corner of Broad Run Church Road and Riley Road for the purpose of erecting a post office for the New Baltimore Service District.  In 2000, the landowners instituted a requested rezoning from the Residential-1 (R-1) zoning category to Commerical-1 (C-1).  After a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors, the matter was tabled as a result of the Postal Service’s determination that it would not proceed with construction of the New Baltimore branch pending a nationwide review of Post Office facility plans and lack of funds.  As part of that February 2001 tabling, the Board adopted a resolution at that time with the flexibility to allow for future reconsideration of the proposal.


Reconsideration (August 2005):


This rezoning process was put on hold in February 2001, per the request of the U.S. Postal Service, due to lack of funds.  The Board adopted a resolution at that time to allow for future reconsideration of the proposal.


The applicant proposed proffers in 2001.  In summary, the proffers indicate the land use will be for a post office; on-site stormwater management control and BMPS will comply with standards; proposed dedication of easements (pedestrian, drainage and utility); proposed trail construction; and the applicant agreed to connect to public sewer and water facilities when the services were available.  Those proffers are included with this report, but will require some minimal refinements such as, but not limited to, the addition of the new PIN number for the parcel.


By letter of July 21, 2005, the United States Postal Service informed the Board of Supervisors that it has restarted the project to acquire the four-acre tract from the owners for a new post office.  As a result, it has been requested that the Board of Supervisors reactivate the Lippincott rezoning request, which was done by resolution on August 11, 2005, and scheduled for a September public hearing.  The applicant intended to provide additional project information and refinements, but it was not available at the time of the August Board action.  More time is required to update the application material.  As a result, the applicant is requesting action be postponed.


Land Area, Location and Zoning:    


The properties are located at the intersection of Broad Run Church Road (Route 600) and Riley Road (Route 676).  A map is shown below with the parcel outlined in orange.




Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:


The property is bounded by Commercial-1 (C-1) and Residential (R-1) to the north and R-1 to the east, south and west.


Action Requested of the Board of Supervisors:


Conduct a public hearing.


Fiscal Impact:




Planning Commission Recommendation:


On January 25, 2001 the Planning Commission recommended approval of this item to the Board of Supervisors, subject to the following issues being addressed:


1.                  Provision for a proportionate share contribution toward the construction of the proposed roundabout intersection at Broad Run Church Road and Riley Road.


2.                  Commit to the location of the post office site entrance(s) from Riley Road.


Summary and Recommendations:


Staff recommends that it would be appropriate to keep the public hearing open and postpone action on this item since new information is expected from the applicant and the Postal Service.  The applicant will work out project refinements and submit the new and updated material for staff review.


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

United States Postal Service

Jeffrey and Mary Lippincott




  1. August 11, 2005 Resolution of the Board of Supervisors
  2. Proffer Statement (1/4/2001)