PUBLIC HEARING REQUEST
Board Meeting Date:
Vint Hill Economic December 16, 2002
Development Authority (VHEDA)
Robert C. Counts Community Development
Topic: A Resolution to Approve Rezoning Application RZ03-CR-05, Pins: 7915-77-2128-000, 7915-77-4735-000, and 7915-77-2958-000, Cedar Run District, Vint Hill Economic Development Authority, Applicant
Rezoning RZ03-CR-05-Vint Hill Economic Development Authority
The applicant proposes to
rezone a currently proffered school site to PCID (Planned Commercial
Industrial Development District). Following
the dedication of the middle school site in the
Land Area, Location and
The subject property
acres and is located with frontage on the south side of
Land surrounding the subject property is largely undeveloped, but is planned for commercial/industrial uses and is zoned PCID.
Action of the Board of Supervisors:
The Board is requested to conduct a public hearing and take action on RZ03-CR-05. The Planning Commission has recommended approval of this rezoning.
Staff and appropriate
referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the
Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and
regulations. Staff and referral agency findings, comments, and
recommendations are summarized below.
Comprehensive Plan and Zoning
The Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan and the New Baltimore Service District Plan designate Vint Hill as an employment-oriented, mixed-use, business park to be redeveloped on public sewer and water. This designation supports the goals of redeveloping the former Vint Hill Farms Station military complex to replace jobs that were lost due to the base closing, and to create a new, primarily non-residential, tax base from sale of sites to future commercial users.
The Board of Supervisors
rezoned Vint Hill to the PRD and PCID districts on
A replacement site was
identified at the
The VHEDA is not requesting additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for the increase in PCID acreage. The previously approved and proffered maximum 3.1 million square feet of non-residential FAR remains unchanged. The proposed uses will, however, be required to conform to Section 4-601, Planned Commercial Industrial Development District, of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance. These uses will require subdivision plat or site plan approval as appropriate.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) commented that since Vint Hill is not requesting any additional FAR for the 30-acre increase in PCID, trip generation from floor area square footage would not be increased from what has already been studied and approved for this site. Additionally, VDOT stated that it generally does not accept streets in commercial developments into the Secondary System of State Highways. Since the proposed streets’ service and maintenance is the responsibility of the developer, no internal traffic patterns were included in the VDOT review.
and Planning Commission Recommendation:
The proposed rezoning is
consistent with the planned use of the subject property and with the
current needs of