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MOTION:CADDIGAN January 21,1997 <br />Regular Meeting <br />SECOND:MCQUIGG Ord,No,97-14 <br />RE:REZONING #96-0025,BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS -MINE <br />ROAD AREA (DUMFRIES MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT) <br />ACTION:APPROVED <br />WHEREAS,this is a request to rezone 76 parcels consisting of approximately <br />247 acres from R-10,Suburban Residential;A-1,Agricultural and R-10,Suburban Residential; <br />and R-10,Suburban Residential to A-I,Agricultural.The site is located on the east and west <br />side of Mine Road,in the Dumfiies Magisterial District;and <br />WHEREAS,staff has reviewed the subject application and recommends <br />approval as stated in their staff report prepared December 4,1996;and <br />WHEREAS,the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this item on <br />December 18,1996,and recommends approval,as stated in Res.No,96-163;and <br />WHEREAS,a public hearing,duly advertised in a local newspaper for a period <br />of two weeks,was held on January 21,1997,and interested citizens were heard;and <br />WHEREAS,the Board of County Supervisors makes the following findings of <br />fact in connection with this rezoning: <br />The Board has undertaken a comprehensive review and rezoning of all areas of <br />the County in which mistakes were discovered in the County Zoning Map through a review of <br />all rezonings in the County from the time the Zoning Ordinance was enacted in 1958 until 1995, <br />when the County began to use a computerized Geographical Information System (GIS)for the <br />mapping of the County zoning boundaries and all parcels of land in the County. <br />The Mine Road neighborhood involved in this rezoning was zoned to R-10, <br />Suburban Residential prior to 1963. <br />The Mine Road neighborhood involved in this rezoning was shown on the official <br />County Zoning Map as A-i,Agricultural beginning in 1958,and continued to be shown as A-i <br />in the official County Zoning Map until the mistake was discovered as part of the <br />implementation of the computerized GIS mapping ofthe zoning districts when the original <br />zoning files were researched during 1995. <br />The Mine Road neighborhood involved in this rezoning is not served by public <br />water or by public sewer,has inadequate roads to serve potential R-10 densities,and is <br />surrounded by the Prince William Forest Park with its environmentally sensitive features.