A Zoning Ordinance Text
Amendment to Section 5-607 related to standards for transitional housing
August 30, 2007, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment;
WHEREAS, on September 27, 2007, the Planning Commission held a public
hearing on the proposed text amendment and forwarded the proposed text
amendment to the Board of Supervisors recommending approval; and
November 8, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public
hearing on this amendment; and
adoption of the attached amendment to Section 5-607 supports good zoning
practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of
November 2007, That Section 5-607 be, and is hereby, amended as follows:
Additional Standards for Transitional Family Housing
1. This use shall only be permitted: a) when
located on the same site as a
building used as a place of worship and as an
accessory use to the main sanctuary; or b) when
located on the same site as an office
operated by a
qualified §501-c non-profit organization that
provides transitional housing services,
and operated by such non-profit.
2. Minimum site area shall be 20 acres;
multiple lots may be utilized to meet
this requirement only if they are adjacent to each other and
under the same ownership.
3. No more than
15 rooms and
no more than 40
20 people shall be housed at the facility at any one time.
4. Residents of the facility shall be
primarily families, shall be limited to no more than an eighteen
month stay, and shall be required to participate in a structured
program or classes designed to facilitate independent living.
5. Facilities shall be located within service
districts or must have approval for adequate septic and well
requirements by the Health Department.
At least one parking space shall be
provided per family, and such parking shall be screened from
view from adjoining properties.
The amount of parking required shall be
determined based on the particular characteristics of the
proposed site and use as part of the Special Exception process.
Where possible, the parking spaces for the sanctuary
shall be utilized to meet this requirement in order to avoid
additional paving at the site.
7. Usable outdoor play space shall be provided
for residents and screened from adjoining properties. The
amount and location of the necessary open space shall be
determined in conjunction with the permit approval.
8. The building containing transitional
housing shall be set back a minimum of 100’ from the side and
rear property lines.