RESOLUTION

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

            WHEREAS, it is appropriate to amend the Zoning Ordinance to create new zoning districts to facilitate the implementation of the County’s Comprehensive Plan; and

            WHEREAS, it is appropriate from time to time to update the County’s Comprehensive Plan; and

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County seeks to refine the vision for Mixed Use Development in the Bealeton Service District; and

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County seeks to promote mixed use development in a traditional, pedestrian oriented form as provided for in the Bealeton and New Baltimore Service Districts;  and

            WHEREAS, the existing Zoning Ordinance regulations do not provide for the type and character of development envisioned by the Service District Plans; and

            WHEREAS, clarification of the mixed use vision for the Bealeton Service District through a Comprehensive Plan amendment and adoption of a new Zoning District to implement the mixed use vision of the Comprehensive Plan supports good zoning practice, convenience and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of November 2007, to initiate an amendment to Article 4 of the Zoning Ordinance to create a new Mixed Use Special District; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, to also initiate an amendment to the Bealeton, Opal and Remington Service District Plan in order to clarify the vision for mixed use development in the Bealeton Service District.

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