Details for PUBLIC HEARING STAFFORD COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

PUBLIC HEARING STAFFORD COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The Stafford County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on the item(s) listed below. 1. Amendment to the Stafford County Comprehensive Plan - A proposal to amend the "Stafford County, Virginia, Comprehensive Plan 2016-2036," adopted on August 16, 2016, as last revised. The proposed amendment would revise Chapter 3.6, "Future Land Use Recommendations" and Chapter 3.7, "Land Use Map Growth Projections," regarding the Courthouse Planning Area and Downtown Stafford. The proposed amendment would adopt a new Land Use Concept Plan for the Courthouse Planning Area, including the Downtown area, and describe the proposed features of the new Land Use Concept Plan. The proposed Land Use Concept Plan is focused on the area between Interstate 95 and Jefferson Davis Highway, south of Courthouse Road, and north of Hospital Center Boulevard, and would incorporate County-owned land on the north side of Courthouse Road. The proposed amendment would establish the recommended public facilities and infrastructure for developing the Downtown area, including improvements to the adjacent Government Center Campus, as well as estimate the amount of commercial and residential development that could occur in the Downtown area. The proposed amendment would also recommend development densities, building heights, and other design standards to promote successful development of the Downtown area as a mixed-use pedestrian friendly community, conducive to supporting retail and entertainment venues, community uses, offices, and high density residential development. 2. Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Proposed Ordinance O21-10 would amend the Zoning Ordinance, Stafford County Code Sec. 28- 34, "Purpose of districts," Sec. 28-35, "Table of uses and standards," Sec 28-39, "Special regulations," Sec. 28-82, "Required buffers," Sec. 28-86, "Landscaping standards," and Sec. 28-102, "Off-street parking," regarding the UD, Urban Development Zoning District and related subdistricts. The proposed Ordinance would eliminate the UD-1 Urban Development Zoning Subdistrict; amend density requirements in the UD-2 Urban Development Zoning Subdistrict; and amend density and building height requirements in the UD-3, UD-4 and UD-5 Urban Development Zoning Subdistricts. Additionally, the proposed Ordinance would, with respect to the UD, Urban Development Zoning District generally, amend development standards for various building types; modify the table of allowed uses; amend and establish parking requirements; modify standards for buffering, screening, and landscaping; modify street and block standards; and amend certain text and graphics for organization, clarity and consistency purposes. 3. RC21153698; Reclassification Stafford County Board of Supervisors, Courthouse Road Property - A proposed zoning reclassification from the B-2, Urban Commercial Zoning District to the UD-5, Urban Development-5 Zoning Subdistrict on Tax Map Parcel Nos. 30-43, 30-43A, 30-43B, 30-43C, 30-43D, 30-43E, 30-43F, 30-43G, 30-44, 30-45, and 30-46, consisting of approximately 16.11 acres; and from B-3, Office Zoning District to the UD-5 Zoning Subdistrict on Tax Map Parcel Nos. 30-50 and 30-53, consisting of approximately 13.08 acres, (collectively the Property), to allow for the development of approximately 1,306,000 square feet of mixed use residential, office, retail, entertainment, and civic uses. The Property is located at the southwest intersection of Courthouse Road and Jefferson Davis Highway, within the Hartwood Election District. The Stafford County Board of Supervisors is the applicant. Existing B-2 Zoning District: permits high-intensity commercial uses intended to serve retail sales and service, and business and professional needs at a regional or countywide scale at a maximum density of 0.70 floor area ratio (FAR). See the Zoning Ordinance, Stafford County Code Sec. 28-35, for a full list of permitted uses in the B-2 Zoning District. Existing B-3 Zoning District: permits office, retail shopping, and personal services at a maximum density of 0.65 floor area ratio (FAR). See the Zoning Ordinance, Stafford County Code Section 28-35, for a full list of permitted uses in the B-3 Zoning District. Proposed UD-5 Zoning District: permits urban design that promotes the development or redevelopment of pedestrian-friendly, walkable neighborhoods with a mix of uses and housing types served by an interconnected network of streets. See the Zoning Ordinance, Stafford County Code Sec. 28-35, for a full list of permitted uses in the UD-5 Zoning District. Proposed Proffers: None Comprehensive Plan: identifies this Property as being within the Courthouse Planning Area/Targeted Residential Growth Area. This Planning Area includes a conceptual land use plan, which recommends the area for mixed use Commercial/Residential use. Targeted Growth Areas (TGAs) are areas of the County where urban or higher density suburban development patterns are most appropriate. These areas are intended to support a more intense pedestrian and transit-oriented form of development located in close proximity to primary roads, transportation hubs, and rail corridors, and include development criteria for the commercial retail and office uses. 4. CUP20153524; Conditional Use Permit - Telecom Tower American Legion Post 290 A request for a conditional use permit to allow a communication facility (Facility) within the A-1, Agricultural Zoning District on Tax Map Parcel No. 37-48A (Property). The proposed Facility consists of a 113-foot tall telecommunications monopole with ancillary equipment. The Property consists of 28.43 acres, located on the west side of Mountain View Road, approximately 2,100 feet south of Kellogg Mill Road, within the Hartwood Election District. 5. RC21153747; Reclassification The Garrison at Stafford - A proposal to amend proffered conditions on 44.5 acres zoned P-TND, Planned-Traditional Neighborhood Development Zoning District on Tax Map Parcel Nos. 20-AC-1-1 through 20-AC-1-13 (Property). The Property is located on the south side of Garrisonville Road, across from its intersection with Travis Lane, within the Garrisonville Election District. Existing Proffers: the existing proffers, pursuant to Ordinance O16-35 dated August 16, 2016, would be amended as described below. Proposed Proffers: the proposed proffers would amend the existing proffers to: increase the minimum number of residential units that shall be constructed above first-floor commercial space from 100 units to 136 units; decrease the number of stand-alone residential units that can be built prior to development of 200,000 square feet of commercial space from 353 units to 317 units; decrease the number of stand-alone residential units that can be built prior to development of 300,000 square feet of commercial space from 353 units to 317 units; and decrease the number of stand-alone residential units that can be occupied prior to development of 300,000 square feet of commercial space from 353 units to 317 units; and increase the number of additional residential units (required over commercial) that can be built and occupied at any time to 136 units. Comprehensive Plan: identifies the property within a recommended Commercial Corridor and within the Suburban Area land use designation. Commercial Corridors are intended to encourage commercial activities where there are adequate transportation facilities to accommodate proposed uses. Suburban Areas of the County are areas where suburban scale of development is most appropriate. Suburban scale of development is considered single-family detached dwelling units, typically on 1/4 to 1/2 acre lots, which may include community amenities and are buffered from any adjacent commercial development. Apartment and townhouse units may be appropriate in certain situations. These areas are intended to serve as infill development in the proximity of the established communities in the northern and southern areas of the County and in close proximity to major existing or planned transportation networks. Development densities should not exceed three dwelling units per acre for residential development and a floor area ration (FAR) of 0.4 for non-residential development. 6. Consider Amendment to County Code Sec. 12-3, "Composition of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services"- Proposed Ordinance O21-25 would amend Stafford County Code Sec. 12-3, "Composition of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services," to remove the Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company from the list of active volunteer fire companies. Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company has provided fire and rescue services for the citizens of the Rock Hill Election District for 45 years; and as of calendar year 2020, Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company has ceased providing fire and rescue services, and have been unable to maintain members. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 27-10, whenever any fire company fails for three months successively to consist of 20 effective members, is unable to have or keep in good and serviceable condition an engine, hose, and equipment and other proper implements, or is otherwise unable to perform fire and rescue services, the Board may dissolve the fire company. The public hearing(s) may be continued or adjourned. Copies of the full text of the above item(s) and related materials are available for public inspection on the County's website. All interested individuals are invited to attend, including via electronic means, and to present comments in writing, online, or through other available means. Persons in need of assistance to access the materials or participate in the public hearing(s) should contact the Department of Administration at (540) 658-4541 so that assistance can be provided. Additional information, materials, and guidance are available on the County's website: www.staffordcountyva.gov. BY ORDER OF THE STAFFORD COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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