A Resolution Initiating a Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment that Designates land within its Service District Boundaries to be Subject to the “Compact or suburban Area” Requirements of the Virginia department of transportation (VDOT) Secondary Street Acceptance Regulations

WHEREAS, on July 1, 2009, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) enacted the Secondary Street Acceptance Regulations; and

WHEREAS, that action has resulted in “Area Types” associated with existing and planned population and development scale and setting design and connectivity principles for these categories; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan expressed that Service Districts will be where our more compact and traditional town or village scale residential densities and business development will occur; and

WHEREAS, here such growth can be more effectively served through public facilities, services and utilities, be provided an interconnected public street network (including multi-purpose paths and sidewalks), and be more effectively connected to open spaces, parks and schools; and

WHEREAS, “Compact and Suburban Area Types” described in these enacted State regulations better fulfill the connectivity, pedestrian accommodation and more traditional streets the County envisions; and

WHEREAS, these designations require Board of Supervisors initiation, justification and request to VDOT pursuant to code requirements; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of October 2009, That the Board of Supervisors hereby initiates and directs the Planning Commission to review and refine the draft Amendment to Chapter 6 – Service Districts and Chapter 10 - Transportation, which designates specific Service Districts and their boundary limits as described herein that will be subject to the “Compact or Suburban Area Type” requirements of the Virginia Administrative Code for Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements.


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                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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