CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Meeting Date:

Harry Atherton, Marshall District Supervisor

Joe Winkelmann, Center District Supervisor

December 16, 2002

 

Staff Lead:

Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

 

Department:

Community Development

 

Topic:  

A RESOLUTION INITIATING AN AMENDMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE WARRENTON SERVICE DISTRICT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 

Topic Description:

This resolution initiates a Board of Supervisors an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the Warrenton Service District, pursuant to Section 13-202.4 of the Zoning Ordinance.  The resolution requests the Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing, provide review and recommendations concurrent with the companion St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc. rezoning application RZ #03-M-09.  The representative for the referenced rezoning is the Town of Warrenton .

This resolution directs the Fauquier County Planning Commission to schedule and provide recommendations regarding the attached Plan Amendment for the area designated “A” concurrently with the St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc. rezoning application to facilitate realization of the agreement described generally below.

 

Background Information:

Representatives of Fauquier County and the Town of Warrenton have worked with representatives of the Van Roijen family over the last year concerning the location of potential development, allowed by current zoning, and open space easements on St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc. property.  Also discussed was the possible location of a public park along Route 211, to the west and adjacent to the Town’s wastewater treatment plant.  These negotiations resulted in an agreement between the Van Roijens family and the Town of Warrenton , dated October 15, 2002 .  The following is a representative summary of that agreement:

1.      Much of the development potential of St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc. – 41 of a total of 48 dwellings – would be clustered onto 40 out of nearly 80 acres, marked “A” on the attached map;

2.      The balance of the St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc. would be placed under an open space easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (7 lots could be subdivided in the future);

3.      The County would consider and adopt a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to allow sewer extension and a rezoning of area “A” from Rural Agriculture (RA) to Residential, R–1;

4.      The County would rezone area “A” to an Residential, R–1, and extend the Warrenton Service District boundary to include this acreage;

5.      St. Leonard ’s Farm would convey 65 acres of land to the Town of Warrenton for the purpose of creating a public recreational facility; and

6.      This agreement would be subject to the County’s agreement to extend the Warrenton Service District Boundary and rezone area “A” by May 15, 2003 .

The Town of Warrenton has worked expeditiously with the County to meet the agreement terms.  For example, the Town and County held a joint Public Hearing on November 18, 2002 , concerning an adjustment to the Town/County boundary to accommodate the proposed 65-acre park.  The Town has also coordinated a rezoning application to the County. 

 

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No analysis required.

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

Town of Warrenton

St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc.

 Attachments:

Board of Supervisors Resolution

Plan Amendment Map for the Warrenton Service District


RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION INITIATING AN AMENDMENT TO THE WARRENTON SERVICE DISTRICT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

            WHEREAS, St. Leonard ’s Farm, Inc. is located adjacent and immediately to the west of the Town of Warrenton ; and

            WHEREAS, St. Leonard’s Farm, Inc., with 988 acres presently zoned Rural Agricultural (RA), has current development potential for 48 lots; and

            WHEREAS, St. Leonard’s Farm has reached an agreement, dated October 15, 2002, to cluster 41 dwellings of this development potential onto 40 of nearly 80 acres of land, shown as area “A” of the accompanying map; and

            WHEREAS, St. Leonard’s Farm, Inc., will also convey 65 acres of land adjacent to the existing Town Boundary, to the Town of Warrenton, for the purpose of creating a public recreational facility; and

            WHEREAS, This agreement depends on the County extending the Warrenton Service District Boundary and rezoning area “A” to the zoning district classification of Residential, R–1, prior to May 15, 2003; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of December 2002, That the Fauquier County Planning Commission be, and is hereby, directed to schedule, consider and provide recommendations regarding the attached Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Warrenton Service District for area “A” concurrently with the St. Leonard’s Farm, Inc. rezoning application (RZ #03-M-09); and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Fauquier County Planning Commission and the Department of Community Development move expeditiously on this matter in order to permit a Board of Supervisors public hearing on March 17, 2003 and enabling action by April 21, 2002.