Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Sevinsky Enterprises, Inc. (Owner)

  Thomas Sevinsky (Applicant)


September 9, 2004

Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development


Magisterial District:


Cedar Run District







REZN04-CR-005: A Rezoning to Allow for 9.6 Acres in RA (Rural Agricultural) to I-2 (Industrial-General), Cedar Run District


Topic Description: 


The purpose of this request is to obtain rezoning approval for 9.6 acres from RA (Rural Agricultural) to I-2 (Industrial-General) in order to allow for the continued use of existing commercial wash bays, the filling of propane tanks, as well as the rental of ten (10) buildings to accommodate other various businesses.  The property is located on the southeast side of Ritchie Road (Route 644).  The entire property is within the 100-year floodplain.  Two structures have a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) from FEMA that removes them from the floodplain.


Project Update:


At the July 19, 2004 Board of Supervisors meeting, the proposed Special Exception was postponed for 60 days.  The action provided the applicant time to decide whether or not to complete a floodplain study for the subject site.  The Board indicated that action on the application would be postponed for up to one year to allow the applicant time to complete the floodplain study and FEMA application process.  If the applicant decides not to conduct the floodplain study, then the Board would need to consider the rezoning with a resolution of denial.


On August 23, 2004, the applicant provided verbal confirmation to staff indicating that he will conduct a floodplain study through DRH Design Group.  The floodplain study will provide detailed flood elevations, along with the necessary data for FEMA’s LOMR application process.  The results of the study could potentially remove a portion of the parcel from the floodplain.  Staff is waiting for the applicant’s project schedule and written confirmation of the verbal discussion referenced herein.


Note that the overall staff report regarding the rezoning application for the July 19, 2004 Public Hearing is included as an attachment.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Postpone action for 30 days to provide the applicant time to provide the Board of Supervisors a project schedule for completion of the floodplain study and submission of the required Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) application to FEMA.


Financial Impact Analysis:


None was required for this application.


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

Fauquier County Department of Community Development

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality






1.  Public Hearing Staff Report (September 19, 2004)