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February 15, 2018

Dominion Energy proposes new building in Warrenton

Dominion already has a substation on its 1.7-acre property on Linden Street.
We simply do not have sufficient space at our existing Meetze Road facility.
— Chuck Penn, Dominion spokesman
Office/Garage Proposal
• Applicant: Dominion Energy.

• Where: 200 block of Linden Street, Warrenton.

• Building: About 7,200 square feet total for vehicle storage and offices.

• Zoning: Residential.

• Needs: Special use permit from town council.

• Next: Staff will review and comment on the application before it goes to planning commission for consideration and a recommendation to the council.
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Staff Journalist
Virginia’s largest utility company wants to construct two new buildings in Warrenton.

Dominion Energy recently submitted a special use permit application for a 6,670-square-foot garage and office building and a 600-square-foot storage building on Linden Street.

An electrical substation already stands on the 1.7-acre property, which Dominion Energy owns near the farmers’ co-op and the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds.

The company has a 13,000-square-foot office building on Meetze Road, just east town, but it has run out of space, according to Dominion Media/Community Relations Manager Chuck Penn.

“The simple reason is because our field personnel need more space,” Mr. Penn said of the proposed new structures. “We simply do not have sufficient space at our existing Meetze Road facility.”

Dominion has about 45 employees in its Warrenton office.

Seven transmission division employees would move from those offices to the new building. Transmission workers install, maintain and repair higher-voltage lines at substations, according to Dominion’s application, filed last month in Town Hall.

Those employees “work at many surrounding counties, and so the point is that they routinely would not be in the Linden Street area . . . . The site would be quieter than one might expect,” Dominion Commercial Facilities Construction Consultant Jim Mallon wrote in the application.

The office portion of the building would measure 1,540 square feet, with a four-bay garage area of 5,131 square feet. It probably would be a “Butler pre-engineered metal building,” according to the application.

Under the town’s zoning ordinance, Dominion needs a special use permit to construct the buildings in a residential area.

Dominion also would improve screening, build a utility pole storage rack, replace the rusty chain-link fence and install new lights around the property. They would remove contractor trucks on the property and would “generally clean up the site to be much more attractive,” Mr. Mallon wrote. A new, 8-foot-tall fence would surround it.

The town staff will provide comments on the application before it goes to the planning commission.

The commission will make a recommendation for approval or denial to the town council, which has the final authority.

Among three electricity providers in the county, Dominion has the most with 21,400 Fauquier customers.
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