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MOTION: LAWSON <br />SECOND: ANDERSON <br />May 17, 2016 <br />Regular Meeting <br />Ord. No. 16-21 <br />RE: ADOPT ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT 4DPA2016-00003, DATA <br />CENTER OPPORTUNITY ZONE — COUNTYWIDE <br />IXaMiWl011' ' ' Q11ill; <br />WHEREAS, in accordance with Title 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, Ann., <br />the Board of County Supervisors may amend the Zoning Ordinance whenever it determines <br />that public necessity, health, safety, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practice <br />necessitate such change; and <br />WHEREAS, this zoning text amendment is intended to incorporate appropriate <br />zoning requirements for data centers, which would address the infrastructure necessary to <br />support such uses and the potential impacts to other properties; and <br />WHEREAS, this proposed Zoning Text Amendment will continue the County's <br />efforts to advance commercial and industrial development; and <br />WHEREAS, amending the Zoning Ordinance for the above -referenced issue is <br />required by public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practice, and is <br />consistent with the intent of Title 15.2-2283 of the Code of Virginia, Ann.; and <br />WHEREAS, on August 4, 2015 Supervisor Lawson in a resolution to support <br />protection of private property, historical resources and commercial interests from potential <br />negative impacts of new high voltage overhead transmission lines requested that staff prepare <br />for Board of County Supervisors' consideration an initiation for a zoning text amendment that <br />would incorporate appropriate zoning requirements for data centers which would address the <br />infrastructure necessary to support such uses and the potential impacts to other properties; and <br />WHEREAS, on September 8, 2015 the Board of County Supervisors initiated a <br />zoning text amendment to incorporate appropriate zoning requirements for data centers <br />through Resolution Number 15-527; and <br />WHEREAS, the Prince William County Planning Commission duly ordered, <br />advertised and held a public hearing on April 20, 2016 and recommends adoption, as stated in <br />Planning Commission Resolution Number 16-028; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Supervisors duly ordered, advertised and held <br />a public hearing on May 17, 2016, at which time public testimony was received and the merits <br />of the above -referenced zoning text amendment were considered; and <br />