ORDINANCE

A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5-504 TO ELIMINATE THE LIMITATION OF 300 STUDENTS PER SCHOOL IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS  

WHEREAS, on June 29, 2006, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on July 27, 2006, after a public hearing, the Planning Commission forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors unanimously recommending approval; and  

WHEREAS, on September 14, 2006, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

             WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance, consistent with public convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practices, consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of September 2006, That Section 5-504 be, and is hereby, amended as follows:

5-504   Additional Standards for Primary School, Secondary/Advanced

            Schools and Technical Schools (Indoor)

            1. In addition to complying with the minimum lot size requirements of

                the zoning district in which located, the minimum lot area for a

                private school of general education shall be of such size that:

                A. 200 square feet of usable outdoor recreation area shall be

                     provided for each child in grades kindergarten through three (3)

                     that may use the space at any one time, and

                 B. 430 square feet of usable outdoor recreation area shall be

                      provided for each child in grades four (4) through twelve (12)

                      that may use the space at any one time. Such usable outdoor

                      recreation shall be delineated on a plat submitted at the time the

                      application is filed. For the purpose of this provision, usable

                      outdoor recreation area shall be limited in the same manner as

                      paragraph 503.1.

            2. All outdoor recreation areas shall be fully fenced.

            3. The following standards shall apply to primary and

                 secondary/advanced schools in residential zoning districts:

                 A. Minimum lot size shall be 5 acres.

                 B. The maximum number of students should not exceed 300.

             C B. All exterior lighting shall be designed and installed so that all

                     direct rays are confined to the site and adjacent properties are

                     protected from glare.

 

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