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May 12, 2017

Supervisors nix Bealeton apartment complex growth

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The Aspen Club apartment complex owner sought rezoning to allow 24 more units.
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Staff Journalist
Fauquier’s supervisors Thursday night unanimously denied a rezoning request to allow 24 more apartments at Aspen Club in Bealeton.

The property along Village Center Drive has 108 apartments.

Landowner North Forty Aspen LP sought approval to rezone 10.1 acres from Planned Residential Development to Residential-Garden Apartment. The county planning commission and the planning staff recommended denial of the application.

Subsequent to the planning commission’s Feb. 16 recommendation, the landowner offered to give the county $2,150 per requested apartment unit, or $51,600, to help offset the proposal’s effects on public services.

Despite that, Supervisor Chris Butler (Lee District), who represents Bealeton, couldn’t support the project.

“I don’t feel the impacts have been mitigated,” Mr. Butler said moments before the vote.

In other matters Thursday night, the supervisors:

• Postponed action on a request to amend the proffers for Mintbrook, a mixed-use community at Bealeton. Proposed changes would affect the phased construction of single-family homes related to the community’s first 8,000 square feet of commercial space and the layout of several commercial buildings.

Developer Russell Marks and his partners also want to convert 54 planned multifamily units to townhouses.

Mr. Marks requested the delay to further discuss the proposed changes with staff and Supervisor Butler, who represents the area.

• Agreed to move the Marshall Precinct polling place from its interim location at the former IGA building on Main Street to the Marshall Community Center at 4133 Rectortown Road. For years, the Marshall Ruritan Building on Salem Avenue had served as the precinct polling place — until a January 2016 blizzard crushed it.

• Reappointed Steven G. Cosby to a four-year term as Center District representative on the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority Board.

• Reappointed Feliecia Brooks to a four-year term as Scott District representative on the Fauquier County Library Board.

• Reappointed Patricia M. White to a four-year term as Cedar Run District representative on the Fauquier County Library Board.

• Marking Adult Abuse Prevention Month, honored Warrenton real estate investor Malcolm W. Alls, who has worked “closely and effectively” with Fauquier’s Social Services Department to provide affordable housing opportunities to low-income elderly and disabled clients.

Fauquier Supervisors Agenda 5 11 2017 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

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Virtus · May 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Thank you for reporting the results. It would be beneficial if Fauquier Now could provide a link to the Fauquier Board of Supervisors & Zoning agendas a week before each meeting.
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