Strong Communities

PEC’s approach to tackling environmental issues includes building resilient, sustainable and engaged communities.


Fauquier Farm Winery Ordinance

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On February 14th the Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the amended special exception application for Barrel Oak. The vote was 4 to 1 with Supervisor Holder Trumbo voting in opposition. Two options were before the Board of Supervisors on ...
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Signature Station Rezoning

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Taxpayers asked to subsidize developer profits for speculative rezoning - 230 townhomes and 220,000ft2 of commercial retail. Public Hearing before the Planning Commission on February 21, 7:00 pm at the Gordon Building - 112 West Main St. Orange, VA. They're ...
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Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

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An Adaptive Reuse Ordinance has been drafted that alleviates our concerns about this undermining rural zoning in Fauquier. The changes are carefully crafted to support innovative small businesses who reuse historic structures, differentiate between the use of reception and restaurant, ...
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County Discusses Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan Overhaul

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The Orange County Circuit Court ruled that the County does not have the authority to enact a subdivision ordinance with time-phased divisions of land. This invalidates the current ordinance and allows for the immediate division of all agricultural lands into ...
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Farm Wineries in the Piedmont: Finding the right balance

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Over the past year, there has been an increasingly heated debate over whether and how local governments should regulate the entertainment activities of farm wineries in Virginia. This is a multifaceted issue with multiple interests involved, and what works for ...
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