Rose Hill Civic Association
P.O. Box 10891
Franconia, VA 22310


November 7, 2003

Mr. William E. Shoup
Zoning Administrator, County of Fairfax
12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 807
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Dear Mr. Shoup:

This is in response to your letter of October 17, 2003 concerning how the County interprets the required street frontage restrictions contained in the Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Ordinance and the problem soil restrictions contained in the Zoning Ordinance.

First, we remain baffled as to how the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance can be interpreted to allow street frontage through a narrow connection that bisects another lot as shown in our previous example.

We trust that upcoming Board of Supervisors action on this issue will prevent this type of lot from being created in the future. We would appreciate receiving copies of your correspondence and analysis to the Board so that we testify intelligently at the potential Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearings on the matter.

On the density credit issue as outlined in Section 2-308 of the Zoning Ordinance, we would like to see the analysis that apparently caused the loss of only one lot. It was our understanding from reading the soils report provided by the developer that the entire site contained marine clay. If that is true and the penalty resulted in the loss of only one lot, we respectfully suggest that Section 2-308 be reevaluated.

Please be aware that copies of all correspondence on this matter are available on our Association website,, in an effort to share it with all our members. Click on correspondence on our cover page. Thanks for your for your attention in this matter.


Carl L. Sell, Jr.

cc: Supervisor Kauffman, Lee District
Lorrie Kirst, Deputy Zoning Administrator for Ordinance Administration Branch
Jack Reale, Senior Assistant to the Zoning Administrator

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