Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Planning Commission


November 10, 2005

Staff Lead:



W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 6-105 to Permit the Reduction in Setbacks Required for Barns Located on or Adjacent to Rural Residential Districts (RR-2)


Topic Description:


The Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance requires that barns be set back 100 feet from property lines.  Setbacks for barns on or adjacent to RC/Rural Conservation, RA/Rural Agriculture, I-1/Industrial, or I-2/Industrial districts may be reduced by special permit approval.  The proposed amendment would add barns in Rural Residential (RR-2) districts to those eligible for setback reductions.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

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

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.

Summary Staff Report:


Rural Residential (RR-2), along with Conservation (RC) and Agriculture (RA) districts, are classified in the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance as rural zoning districts.  The purpose of the text amendment is to achieve uniform treatment of barns within the rural zoning districts.


The Planning Commission initiated this text amendment on August 25, 2005.  On September 29, 2005, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and forwarded the proposed amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a unanimous recommendation for approval.

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

Department of Economic Development