Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Larry L. Allen, Owner/Applicant

December 8, 2005


Staff Lead:




Bonnie Bogert, Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District:








A Resolution to Approve a Waiver for a Right-of-Way Less Than Fifty Feet in Width


Topic Description:


The owner/applicant is seeking a waiver of Zoning Ordinance Section 7-302 1.C., Limitations, which would allow a right-of-way that is less than fifty (50) feet in width. The applicant is proposing to divide a 10.10-acre parcel into two lots, an administrative lot of approximately 2 acres and a residue of 8.10 acres. A 25-foot wide strip of the subject property fronts on Watery Mountain Road (Route 787). As proposed, the lots would be accessed by a 25-foot easement that would connect to Watery Mountain Road (Route 787).


The property is zoned Rural Conservation and Rural Agriculture (RA).  The subject property has the subdivision potential to be divided into two (2) lots.  The property is located on the east side of Watery Mountain Road (Route 787).  Currently, the applicant accesses his property via Watery Mountain Road.


Refer to Attachment 1 which identifies the parcel location more precisely south of Rte. 17 off Watery Mountain Road. Attachment 2 presents a sketch plan for the division and access to the lots, while the Applicant’s justification is provided in Attachment 3.


Planning Commission Action:


On October 27, 2005, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the Applicant’s waiver of Section 7-302 1.C. of the Zoning Ordinance.  The Planning Commission staff report is available upon request.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:


Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals affected by this request:





1.      Vicinity Map

2.      Proposed Lot Layout

3.      Statement of Justification