COUNTY OF FAUQUIER

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT

SEPTEMBER 26, 2002

PRELIMINARY PLAT #PP 03-CR-03
VINT HILL  - LAND BAY S

OWNER:

Vint Hill Farm EDA

P.O. Box 861617

Warrenton, VA 20187

 

 

APPLICANT:

Owen W. Bludau

Vint Hill Farm EDA

P.O. Box 861617

Warrenton, VA  20187

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE:

Dexter Fink

Miller and Smith, Inc.

P.O. Box 861456

Warrenton, VA 20187

 

 

PROPOSAL:

The applicant is seeking preliminary plat approval to subdivide approximately 307.4 acres into two (2) lots of ± 8.15 and 299.2 acres. 

 

 

LOCATION:

Within the Vint Hill Planned Development, on the east side of Shepherdstown Road (Route 793), north of its intersection with Lake Brittle Road (Route 825).

 

 

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT:

Cedar Run

 

 

PROPERTY I.D.

NUMBER AND SIZE:

 

7915-86-0838-000, (±307.38 acres)

 

 

CURRENT ZONING:

Planned Commercial Industrial Development (PCID)

 

EXISTING ZONING AND LAND USES OF ADJACENT PROPERTIES

N

R-A

Agricultural

S

R-A/R-1

Large Lot Residential/Residential

E

R-A

Large Lot Residential/Prince William County

W

R-A

Large Lot Residential

       

 STAFF PLANNER:                 Deirdre Clark 

BACKGROUND

In December of 1999, the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority secured rezoning of the 600+ acre Vint Hill site to Planned Residential Development (PRD) and Planned Commercial Industrial Development (PCID).  The Vint Hill EDA is now in the process of subdividing its property in conformance with the Generalized Development Plan which was part of the 1999 rezoning.

The subject area, Land Bay S, consists of approximately 307.4 acres and is zoned PCID.  The applicant seeks approval to subdivide this parcel into two (2) commercial lots of approximately 8.15 and ±299.2 acres.  Currently, an existing structure on the proposed ± 8.15-acre lot houses a light woodworking operation.  This use is expected to continue following the subdivision of the property

The subject property is in the New Baltimore Service District and public water and sewer service to the existing structure are provided.

 

STAFF AND AGENCY REVIEW

Staff and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other relevant policies and regulations.  An analysis of these referrals and the actual comments from the appropriate agencies are included as attachments to this report.

Findings

It is staff’s evaluation that this application is in substantial accordance with the applicable Zoning Ordinance provisions, the Comprehensive Plan and other regulations. 

Recommendation

Staff recommends that should the Planning Commission choose to forward this application with a recommendation of approval, such approval should be subject to the conditions in Attachment 1 of this staff report. 

Attachments

1. Conditions of Development

2. Staff Analysis

3. Office of Zoning Review

4. County Engineer Review

5. VDOT Review

6. Parks and Recreation Review

ATTACHMENT 2

STAFF ANALYSIS

Staff and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this application for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other relevant policies and regulations.  Staff findings, comments and recommendations, as well as referral agency comments, follow: 

1.  Comprehensive Plan

The subject property is part of the Planned Commercial Industrial Development (PCID) section developed as part of the Vint Hill Farms Station Preferred Re-use Plan by the Vint Hill Farms Economic Development Authority.  The proposed use conforms substantially with the New Baltimore Plan.

2.  Zoning Ordinance

 As part of a Planned Commercial Industrial Development district, the subject property reflects

 the proposed flexibility and diversity in land use needed to achieve the overall economic

 objectives of the Preferred Re-Use Plan.

A site plan will be required.

Comments from the Zoning Office are included in Attachment 3.

3.  Engineering/Transportation

Pursuant to the approved 1999 proffers, roadway design and construction must meet the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) standards.  Questions remain concerning the following issues, however, VDOT indicates that these, as well as issues regarding entrance location and configuration, will be addressed at the final site plan;

·         Information is needed regarding the impact of this division on Shepherdstown Road (Route 793).

 

·         The proposed date of access to Vint Hill Parkway is needed, as well as the proposed date of construction of the connector road between Vint Hill Parkway and Shepherdstown Road (Route 793).

Engineering and Transportation comments are included in Attachments 4 and 5.

4.  Parks and Recreation

Proffers address recreational facilities for the entire Vint Hill site.  The subject property is directly across from Lake Brittle, its existing trails and the soon-to-be constructed trails at Brookside subdivision.  A pedestrian trail with access to Shepherdstown Road (Route 793) is suggested as an additional link in the New Baltimore trail system which would provide alternative access to businesses in the area and recreational opportunities at Vint Hill Village Green.

Additional comments are included in Attachment 6.