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1 FRLP Proposed Boundary Line Adjustment What life have you if you have not life together? There is no life that is not in community. - T.S. Eliot Confluence: [kon-floo- uh ns] noun 4. a coming together of people or things; concourse. 1

2 FRLP Proposed Boundary Adjustment Objective: Coordinate the Countys and the Town of Front Royals growth and management plans. (County Comprehensive Plan) 2

3 Legal Overview: FRLP Initiated Boundary Line Adjustment There are 3 ways that the boundary adjustment could proceed: The parties agree to a friendly BLA pursuant to Va. Code The parties agree to a VSA pursuant to Va. Code Alternatively, if we can not reach an agreement… We could stay the BLA course initiated by FRLP pursuant to Va. Code This would be the most contentious and costliest route for all parties. March 6: We could bring in the CLG to help try to mediate an agreement, If an agreement is still not possible the CLG would hold public hearings and issue a report and then a three judge Court will determine if FRLPs proposed boundary adjustment is necessary and expedient per the law. The court will also determine if the County should pay a portion or all of the Towns expenses in the endeavor. Va. Code

4 Legal Overview: The Path Forward? INITIAL TOWN POSITION – No conditions or assurances on Annexation. Do a friendly BLA. Town needs: Control over design aspects/ infrastructure of the project. INITIAL COUNTY POSITION – County would like assurances as to # of units, type, and community fiscal contributions. Do a VSA with conditions on future use and contributions. County needs: Assurances as to total build-out/ Fiscal contributions. These two positions are diametrically opposed. 4

5 Legal Overview: Summary FRLP would prefer to move forward with a friendly boundary adjustment between the Town and County. As such, we submitted a draft agreement to this effect in October for consideration. If the Town and County would prefer to try to negotiate a Voluntary Settlement Agreement FRLP is prepared to do so in good faith and has prepared materials to aid in any such effort. However, FRLP emphasizes that its land use planning materials would only be applicable should the Town and County come to a voluntary settlement agreement – at this point FRLP has only requested a boundary adjustment. 5

6 Part 2: Proposed Middle Ground: VSA – Community 6

7 VSA Process Public hearing in each locality before passing VSA, CLG 2-3 days of public hearings. CLG issues its report. Town and County must each hold an additional public hearing and pass the existing agreement or a modified version. Goes to special Court for approval. Public hearings for rezoning, preliminary plan, and final plan. IN TOTAL we would have a minimum of 10 public hearings before any site work could even begin. 7

8 Background Information: FRLP Existing Town Proffers 8

9 Background Information: East- West Connector Road 9

10 Background Information: East- West Connector Road Phase 5 10

11 Part 3: Community Life: Respect and Care for Existing and Future Residents 11

12 4 Communities – situated around the sites natural features. Communitys 1, 2, and 3 will consist of a maximum of 818 single family detached homes on approximately 231 acres. Community 4 will be the future mixed-use component of the Community – neighborhood commercial, office, and 55+ housing – on approximately 115 acres. 12 Community Life: Land Planning

13 Community Life: Respect and Care for Existing and Future Residents A maximum of 818 total single family detached homes on approximately 231 acres. Each residential Community will consist of several neighborhoods, with each neighborhood consisting of between homes. Planned future mixed-use component of the Community, or Community 4, which is approximately 115 acres (The one restriction as to any future rezoning of Community 4 by the Town will ensure that no market rate units could be built). 15+ year build-out. 13

14 Community Life: Good Planning Starts with a Walkable Community Through thoughtful planning, we intend to entice residents out of cars and encourage walking or biking to nearby shops, restaurants, and recreation facilities. Homes will be clustered near the elementary school in order to ensure safe routes on which children can walk or bike. Trail systems or greenways will interconnect the entire community, linking residents to schools, downtown business, shopping, and future employment opportunities in the adjacent Happy Creek Technology Park and Front Royal Warren County Industrial Park. They will also provide pathways on which residents can walk, hike or bike through Confluence Virginias open space and enjoy the regions natural beauty. 14

15 Community: Environmentally sensitive development starts with intelligent land planning that utilizes the sites natural hydrology and preserves large swaths of open space… From Day 1. 15

16 16 Community: Environmentally sensitive development incorporates water quality and water quantity planning into development plans… From day 1.

17 Community: 4 Communities situated around the sites natural drainage systems to minimize future impacts on the watershed and to utilize these areas as future recreation and open space amenities. 17

18 Community: Respect and Care for our Natural Environment The Land Plan uses the terrains natural land forms to shape the layout of the community. The sites primary drainage areas will be preserved and enhanced to provide necessary filtering of storm water run-off. This system of greenways located within the sites natural drainage areas will also provide the benefit of aesthetically pleasing open spaces in which to locate part of the trail system, combining water quality and quantity BMPs with open space areas that support active uses. At least 30% of site preserved as open space and public facilities (including future school and park sites). Additional neighborhood parks and open space areas within each community will be added to this 30% during the site design and planning processes. 18

19 Confluence Virginia: Respecting our past, planning for the future, and preserving our quality of life and natural resources for future generations. What life have you if you have not life together? There is no life that is not in community. - T.S. Eliot Confluence: [kon-floo- uh ns] noun 4. a coming together of people or things; concourse. 19


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