ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE  TO APPROVE THE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5-1503 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADD A STANDARD AUTHORIZING AN ARENA IN CONJUNCTION WITH A LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

WHEREAS, Section 5-1503 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance provides standards for approval of a Livestock Exchange; and

WHEREAS, Section 5-1503 does not specifically provide for an arena in conjunction with a Livestock Exchange; and

            WHEREAS, this text amendment would specifically allow for an arena to be provided in conjunction with a Livestock Exchange; and

WHEREAS, on July 31, 2003 , the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing; and

WHEREAS, on August 25, 2003 , the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of an amendment to allow an arena in conjunction with a Livestock Exchange; and

WHEREAS, on September 15, 2003 , the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance 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 15th day of September 2003, That Section 5-1503 be, and is hereby, amended to provide a standard allowing an arena to be approved in conjunction with a Livestock Exchange use.  The section will be amended to read as follows:

5-1503           Additional Standards For Livestock Exchanges

3.         An arena to be utilized  for Livestock Business may be approved as part of a Livestock Exchange.  The arena may be utilized for other events specifically involving livestock, if such other events are specifically authorized as part of the Livestock Exchange special permit.  Any such arena shall be set back a minimum of 100 feet from all property lines, except that the Board of Zoning Appeals may reduce the setback to 50 feet upon a finding that a lesser setback is adequate given the specific layout of the arena and types of adjoining uses.