Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Board of Supervisors



October 13, 2005




Seeley Brookfield, LLC (Owner)

Shenandoah Development, LLC (Applicant)



Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development



Magisterial District: Cedar Run








A Resolution to Approve the Green Springs Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPAM06-CR-001 to Include a Portion of PIN 6981-27-6354 in the Opal Service District with a Land Use Designation of Low Density Residential One (1) to Three (3) Units Per Acre


Topic Description:


The Board of Supervisors proposes to change the Comprehensive Plan to include a ±40-acre portion of PIN 6981-27-6354 in the Opal Service District.  This acreage, included within the Green Springs Rezoning application, would allow for public utilities extension to this location (water and sewer services) to serve a portion of the proposed, and referenced, residential development project.


Project Information:


On September 29, 2005, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and forwarded this item with a unanimous recommendation of approval to the Board of Supervisors.


If this application is approved, the property owner could then proceed with a pending its companion rezoning application, REZN05-CR-004, which envisions a residential development with an affordable (work-force housing) component. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Planning Commission Recommendation:


On September 29, 2005, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of this item.

Financial Impact Analysis:




Land Area, Location and Zoning:    


The property is located on the east side of Routes 29/15/17.  It is zoned Residential (R-1) with conditions.  A map is shown below with the parcels outlined in orange and the section pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment delineated in green.





Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:


The property is bounded by Rural Agricultural (RA) to the north and east and RA and Residential (R-1) to the south and west.


Staff Analysis:

The Green Springs Plan Amendment to the Opal Service District proposed by the Board of Supervisors follows on Fauquier County’s decision to make affordable housing (work-force housing) a priority.  The companion rezoning project has proffered the delivery of an affordable housing component of fifteen (15) units.  In past public hearings, both the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors voiced their opinion in support of this type of project. 


Summary and Recommendations:


It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors hold a public hearing on this item.  Action is required on this application prior the Board being able to take action on the companion rezoning, Green Springs (REZN05-CR-004).


On September 8, 2005, following the public hearing for the companion rezoning application, the Board of Supervisors initiates this Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Opal Service District, based on staff recommendation that the rezoning proposal was a reasonable and appropriate use for this location.  The bulk of the 134-acre parcel would become non-common open space and also provides a hard edge between the Service District and Rural Agricultural zoned land.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Fauquier County Department of Community Development

Virginia Department of Transportation



Comprehensive Plan Amendment Plat