Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Chester W. Stribling, Lee District Supervisor


November 8, 2007


Staff Lead:


Kimberley Johnson, Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Resolution Initiating a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Create a Mixed Use Special District as Section 4-900 and Initiating a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Update the Bealeton, Opal and Remington Service District Plan


Topic Description:

The proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendment creates a new Special District to be utilized in the County’s Service Districts for mixed use neighborhoods to include both commercial and residential uses as well as civic and institutional uses.

The proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment updates the Bealeton, Opal and Remington Service District Plan by clarifying the types of mixed uses desired at various locations within the Bealeton Service District.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.


Summary Staff Report:

Staff has been working to create new Zoning Ordinance regulations to facilitate mixed use development within the County’s Service Districts consistent with the form and character envisioned by the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  The new Mixed Use district is intended to facilitate development of vibrant town centers that function as a focal point for employment as well as retail, entertainment, cultural and civic activities for workers, residents and visitors.  The district provides for residential development within the town centers as well as on adjoining parcels, promoting integration of commercial and residential uses in a pedestrian-oriented form.

In conjunction with the Zoning Ordinance text amendment, staff has also developed some refinements to the Bealeton, Opal and Remington Service District Plan intended to clarify the types of mixed uses desired at various locations within the Bealeton Service District.

The specific language provided as an attachment is intended as a working draft, and therefore staff has not included the specific language for the changes in the Board’s attached resolution.  Staff provided drafts of the proposed ordinance and plan amendments to the Planning Commission at their October meeting, and also has distributed the ordinance language to the development community for review and comment.  If the Board initiates the amendment, the Planning Commission will hold an initial public hearing on the language in November.  Although the Planning Commission does not have a regular meeting in December, they have tentatively scheduled a special work session on December 4th on the Mixed Use District to refine the proposed language of the ordinance and comprehensive plan.

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

Department of Economic Development


1.      Resolution

2.      Draft Ordinance Language

3.      Draft Comprehensive Plan Language

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