ORDINANCE

 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3-302.6 (AUTO REPAIR GARAGE) AND SECTION 5-205.5 (ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR AUTO REPAIR GARAGES) OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance currently permits auto repair garages as a residential business, following special permit approval by the Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals, in the RA, RC, RR-2, V, R-1, V, I-1 and I-2 districts; and

WHEREAS, the additional standards currently limit the proprietor of the business to a maximum of four (4) vehicles at any time; and

WHEREAS, this amendment would increase the maximum to six (6) vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the other additional standards for auto repair garages regarding screening and storage would remain in effect; and

WHEREAS, the auto repair garage special permit use is now proposed to be eliminated from the R-1 and V Zoning District categories due to potential impacts with residential neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, these amendments would be in keeping with the spirit of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of September 2002, That Section 5-205.5 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance be amended to increase the maximum number of vehicles permitted for auto repair garages as a residential business from four (4) to six (6); and, be it

ORDAINED FURTHER, That Section 3-302 shall be amended to delete auto repair garages as special permit uses in the Village (V) and Residential-1 (R-1) Zoning Districts.  The sections shall be amended to read as follows:

 

5-205                           Additional Standards for Auto Repair Garages 

1.      Must be conducted on the same lot as the proprietor of the business. 

2.      All employees must reside on the lot and shall not exceed two. 

3.      All work shall be accomplished and vehicles in excess of two shall be located in a completely screened area and shall not be in any required yard. 

4.      A minimum of 2 acres shall be required. 

5.       Limited to 4  6 vehicles.

3-302                                         RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS (CATEGORY 2) 

                               Site Plan                RC      RA      RR-2          V          R-1 

6.   Auto repair garage   X                   SP       SP         SP           SP           SP