Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor


November 12, 2009


Staff Lead:


Kimberley Johnson, Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Article 4, Part 3 Section 4-301 to Clarify that the Provisions of the Zoning Ordinance’s Historic Area District Do Not Apply to Rural Historic Districts Designated on the Historic Registers of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the U.S. Department of the Interior


Topic Description:


Citizens living in existing or proposed rural historic districts have raised concerns that designation of a “rural historic district” by the Commonwealth or the U.S. Department of the Interior would lead to County adoption of architectural review or other regulatory impositions on the properties within such rural historic districts under Section 4-301. This amendment to Article 4, Part 3, Section 4-301, initiated by the Board of Supervisors on August 13, 2009, adds language making it expressly clear that the provisions of the Historic Area District do not apply to rural historic districts designated by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the amendment on September 24, 2009.


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.

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

Land Owners

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