RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A CATEGORY 7 SPECIAL EXCEPTION (SPEX08-CR-023) TO
ALLOW FOR THE OPERATION OF AN EXISTING RESTAURANT, A CATEGORY 9 SPECIAL
EXCEPTION (SPEX08-CR-024) TO ALLOW FOR THE OPERATION OF AN EXISTING
RESORT AND A CATEGORY 20 SPECIAL EXCEPTION (SPEX08-CR-025) TO ALLOW FOR
A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Poplar Springs, LC, owner and applicant, is seeking to renew and amend
existing Special Exception permits that were approved by the Fauquier
County Board of Supervisors on September 8, 1999, on a parcel identified
as 7902-81-0330-000; and
September 11, 2008, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing
and considered written and oral testimony; and
Board of Supervisors has determined that the application satisfies the
standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-701, 5-702, 5-901,
5-906, 5-2001, 5-2002; now, therefore, be it
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of
September 2008, That SPEX08-CR-023, SPEX08-CR-024, and SPEX08-CR-025 be,
and are hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:
- This permit is
specifically granted for the property as a whole and shall supersede
the previously granted special exception permits issued on September
7, 1999. These superseded Special Exception approvals include
Section 3-309.5 (Outdoor Recreation – Camps, Recreation Grounds,
Lodges and Resorts), 3-307.1 (Adaptive Use – Restaurant) and 3-320.7
(Sewage treatment system, disposal and water purification).
- Under this special
exception, events for the resort shall be limited to the following:
arts and crafts shows; family reunions; wedding ceremonies and
receptions and similar receptions; picnics, barbecues, and other
similar activities such as corporate retreats; education seminars;
and community-related arts, cultural, and educational activities.
- There shall be no
more than one hundred thirty-five (135) suites in a total of 10-15
separate buildings as generally shown on the Conceptual Site Plan
dated March 7, 2008, prepared by BDA Architects.
- The main dining
room in the existing Manor House seating capacity shall not exceed
one hundred (100) seats and the private dining room seating capacity
will not exceed fifty (50) seats.
- Structures on the
site shall be limited to those existing and those proposed on the
Conceptual Site Plan dated March 7, 2008, prepared by BDA Architects
including a total of 135 suites, 6 tennis courts, spa building
12,500 square feet, outdoor pool expansion, 4 hole pitch practice
golf facility, and 300 square foot greenhouse.
Proper setbacks shall be maintained from all existing drainfield
areas and septic components currently in use. If development is
proposed which will impact any reserve area or other certified site
for future expansion, new drainfield sites are required to be
identified and approved. Any expansion of facilities on the
property which will result in increased wastewater flows shall
require design by a Professional Engineer and be subject to Health
- The applicant
shall maintain at all times occupancy permits for all dwellings and
guest units, Health Department approval and proof that State fire
codes are met.
- To minimize
adverse impacts on the surrounding rural Village of Casanova and
adjacent rural roadways, the applicant shall offer patrons/clients
either van or limousine service to the facility and take other
measures to minimize the number of auto trips to the site.
- Amplified sound
shall not exceed 60 decibels at the lot line.
- Due to substantial
inputs of fertilizers and water to maintain turf systems, runoff
from the golf course shall be treated with Best Management Practices
(BMP) to minimize the high potential of nutrient runoff into
downstream receiving channels.
- No fill shall be
permitted within the FEMA regulated floodplain without a special
exception approval in accordance with the Fauquier County Zoning
- Each phase of the
site plan shall be required to meet the State and local BMP/stormwater
management design criteria. A stormwater management plan prepared
by a professional in adherence to all minimum standards and
requirements pertaining to the practice shall be required with first
submission of the site plan. (Fauquier County Design Standards
Manual (FCDSM) 203.2 #2 and A204.2.2)
- Where hydric soils
have been identified by the soil report within the project site, a
jurisdictional determination by the US Army Corps of Engineers shall
be required prior to site plan approval. The applicant shall assure
that all applicable environmental permits have been acquired for the
project prior to approval of the final plan. (FCDSM 201.8 #4)
- All receiving
channels shall be checked for adequacy in accordance with the
Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook Minimum Standard
#19. All culverts shall be designed to convey the 10-year storm
event. (FCDSM 201.8 #3)
- No structure associated with the resort or any athletic facility
shall be located closer than 100 feet to any lot line.
Any expansion of the resort or related activities shall be
prohibited in the Village Zoning District.
The Poplar Springs Inn shall employ sufficient persons to facilitate
the parking of vehicles, to keep track of the number of attendees,
and to control those in attendance.
All on-site parking, entrances, and physical improvements shall
comply with the County’s site plan regulations. Entrances shall
comply with VDOT requirements.
All lighting shall comply with the County’s lighting ordinance.
- No less than two of the six future tennis
courts shall be constructed with a permeable surface.
- There shall be no construction within
thirty-five (35) feet of the floodplain, and no trees shall be removed
within one hundred (100) feet of the floodplain.
- The existing sewage treatment facility shall
be brought into compliance before any new construction permits can be
issued for the site.
existing entrance shall be evaluated with each site plan, and
information shall be submitted with each site plan showing the amount of
traffic to the facility. The entrance shall be upgraded to accommodate
additional traffic when warranted by VDOT.
A Copy Teste
Paul S. McCulla
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors