Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Larry L. Weeks, Scott District Supervisor

November 17, 2003

Staff Lead:


Mary Prince, Tourism Coordinator

Economic Development

Topic:  Fauquier County Visitor Center Update – Raymond Farm Property

Topic Description:

A continuation of the Board of Supervisors’ discussion regarding the potential to establish the Fauquier County Visitor Center at the Raymond Farm property at Route 29 and Route 605.  The Board of Supervisors held a work session on October 20, 2003 to discuss a proposal to establish the Fauquier County Visitor Center at Raymond Farm.  Following the October work session, the Board referred this matter to the Town/County Liaison Committee for further discussion.  The Board further directed that this matter be placed on the November agenda at which time the Board extended an invitation to the Warrenton Town Council to meet with the Board in joint session to continue discussion of this proposal.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Hold a work session to discuss the Raymond Farm site as the location of the Fauquier County Visitor Center .

Financial Impacts Analysis:

See attached. Due to the large size of this file, copies of the PowerPoint Presentation are available in the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors’ office.

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

Department of Economic Development

Department of Parks and Recreation

Department of Community Development

Department of Management and Budget

Department of Finance

Department of General Services

The Town of Warrenton

Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Department of Transportation