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However, there are minimum acreage requirements when subdividing property to create a residential building lot. For information on subdividing property please visit the Planning page.
Note: Double frontage lots, for the purpose of setbacks, have 2 front yards and 2 side yards.
Note: The following cannot be used as an accessory building/structure: - Camper- Mobile/manufactured home- Recreational vehicle- Semi-trailer- Shipping container- Vehicle or portions of a vehicle
In other zoning districts the setbacks are the same except the accessory structure cannot be located within the front yard. For example, if the house is located 65 feet from the front property line, the accessory structure must be at least that distance from the front property line.
Typically, proffers relate to such things as use restrictions, timing/phasing of development, off-site improvements, additional aesthetic features, capital contributions and similar items not a part of the normal plan approval process.
In these instances the applicant will request the County modify the proffers to address the particular situation(s). In order for this to occur the applicant will have to submit a proffer amendment application to the County, which provides the reasons for the modification(s) to the original proffered conditions.
Although the BZA has certain discretionary powers in making its decisions, these powers have definite limits. The BZA must always abide by and comply with the powers granted to it by the Zoning Ordinance and the State-enabling act.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is empowered by Section 15.2-2309 - 15.2-2315 of the State Code and Article XVIII, Section 4 of the Zoning Ordinance to:- Hear and decide on variances to the Zoning Ordinance.- Hear and decide on appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement or interpretation of the zoning ordinance. The Zoning Administrator is responsible for interpreting the terms and conditions that are not specifically addressed in the Ordinance. The Administrators decision must be issued in writing and is filed and available for review. The written interpretation must include the rationale for the decision and cite specific policies of the Board of Supervisors (BOS) as expressed in the adopted Comprehensive Plan that support the interpretation.
For more information, please view the Comprehensive Plan.