Owner/Applicant:                                            Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

L. Thomas Greene                                                              November 18, 2002

Staff Lead:                                                                          Department:

Deirdre B. Clark                                                            Community Development  




The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide 105.01acres zoned Rural Agricultural (R-A) into three (3) single-family residential lots and a residue parcel.  As proposed, the lots will range in size from 2.08 to 3.32 acres, with a residue parcel of ± 97.23 acres.  The property is located on the southeast side of Balls Mill Road (Route 663), southwest of its intersection with Germantown Road (Route 649).

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…if the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On October 24, 2002 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Greene Subdivision, Section 2 Preliminary Plat subject to the following conditions:  

1.   The final plat shall be in general conformance with the preliminary subdivision  plat entitled "Greene Subdivision, Section 2" dated February 25, 2002 and received in the Planning Office on October 9, 2002 .      

2.      A Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) shall adjust the Type I Soil Map soil lines onto the final working plat.  This shall be done in the field and checked for any additional soil information to be added to the final scale plat map.

3.      The residue parcel of ± 97.23 acres will remain as non-common open space.  No additional lots may be created.  A deed of non-common open space shall be recorded at the time of first plat of subdivision.

4.      A signature block shall be placed on this plat for the CPSS to sign which states:

Preliminary Soils Information Provided by the Fauquier County Soil Scientist Office via a Type I Soil Map (1"=400') Dated March 30, 2000 .

This Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist has field reviewed and adjusted the preliminary soil information onto the final plat (1"=???') and certifies that this is the Best Available Soils Information to Date for Section 2.


Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                         DATE

CPSS #3401-             

5.      Interpretive information from the Type I soil report for each mapping unit shown on the above plat shall be placed on the same soil map.  Also a Symbols Legend shall be placed on the plat to identify spot symbols. 

6.      The following statements shall be placed on the same plat map:

·        “The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units 15B, 78A, and 475B due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer.”

·        “Structures placed on mapping units 78A and 475B will require a geotechnical study and the foundation will have to be designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer in accordance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code”.

·        “Before a home is started the builder shall mark the drainfield area off and not disturb it during construction.”

7.      The foundation drainlines should be daylighted for gravity flow on all structures. 

8.      The shared driveway apron between lots 2 and 3 shall be designed, constructed and paved to County and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) standards.  Appropriate bonding shall be posted as required by the County and/or VDOT.

9.      Stormwater management facilities and BMPs shall be designed to address built-out conditions prior to final construction plan approval.  Such facilities shall comply with the requirements of the Stormwater Ordinance dated September 16, 2002 .

10.  Driveway culverts shall be designed for the ten year storm and meet the minimum requirements of MS-19.

11. Prior to final plat and construction plan approval, the applicant shall submit a       detailed landscape plan as required pursuant to Section 7-600 of the Zoning       Ordinance.


Preliminary Plat