Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Seeley Brookfield, LLC and Michael & Mary Ann Krehbiel (Owners)

Shenandoah Development, LLC (Applicant)


October 13, 2005

Staff Lead:


Melissa Dargis, Assistant Chief of Planning



Community Development


Magisterial District: Cedar Run


Service District: Opal




6981-27-6354-000, 6981-44-4079-000 and 6981-54-4190-000



An Ordinance to Approve Rezoning Request REZN05-CR-004, Green Springs


Topic Description:


The applicant wishes to rezone approximately 165.0 acres from Residential (R-1) conditional to Residential R-1 and R-2 with proffers to allow for a residential subdivision.


Based on recent meetings and discussions with the applicant, staff anticipates receipt of revised proffers that will further clarify the proposal.  The proposal includes fifteen (15) units proffered as affordable housing units.


Project Information:


On September 8, 2005, a public hearing was held and left open, on this item, to further refine the project ingress/egress with an adjacent property owner.  As a result, the application has added a portion of land defined as PIN # 6981-54-4190-000 to this request.  This parcel will provide direct ingress/egress, via a public road, for the residential subdivision; this parcel does not request to be rezoned.  To reflect these access improvements and other minor revisions, new plans and proffers were submitted.  Referral agencies have reviewed the plan and proffer statement revisions.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


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


Please note that the attachments will change as a signed version of the draft proffers is anticipated prior to the Board meeting.


Planning Commission Recommendation:


On May 26, 2005, the Planning Commission recommended denial of this item as proposed. 


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.  PIN # 6981-44-4079, outlined in green, is proposed for the clustered subdivision.  PIN # 6981-27-6354, is outlined in orange.  PIN # 6981-54-4190-000 is underneath the caption “clustered subdivision”.  A map of the properties is shown below.   




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:

Staff and the appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and regulations. Staff and referral agency findings, comments, and recommendations from referral agencies are available upon request.


Summary and Recommendations:


It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors hold the public hearing on this item and take action on it.  Note that action must first be taken on the companion Comprehensive Plan Amendment before action on the rezoning application can occur.  At its September meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to prepare an amendment to the Opal Service District Plan.  The purpose of the amendment was to include a small portion of the referenced rezoning application into the Service District due to project redesign necessary to access Clarkes Road.   


Staff highlights the inclusion of the fifteen (15) affordable units, via proffers, in this project and notes that there is a need for this type of housing in the County. 


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

Fauquier County Department of Community Development

Virginia Department of Transportation




1.      Rezoning Plat

2.      Proffers

3.      Zoning Staff Report dated Sept. 29, 2005

4.      Zoning Staff Report dated Oct. 5, 2005