F-15. Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District (AR 84-D-006)  


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  • (a) The following parcel of land situated in the Centerville District, and more particularly described herein, is hereby included in the Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District:

    Owners Fairfax County Tax Map Parcel Number Acreage
    Mariette Hiu Newcomb 19-1((3))3 6.011
    Mariette Hiu Newcomb 19-1((3))B1 (formerly pt. B) 2.495
    Mariette Hiu Newcomb 19-1((3))1 5.009
    Mariette Hiu, Hana, Lani and 19-1(1))20A (shown on Tax Map as 20 V,20Z) 15.780
    Charles Newcomb and Anna Newcomb Bradford
     Sarah, Hana, Lani and Charles Newcomb and Anna NewcombBradford 19-3((1))10 8.631
    Total 37.926

     

    The Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District is established effective November 23 1992, pursuant to Code of Virginia, Chapter 36.1, Title 15.1, and Chapter 115 of the Fairfax County Code and is therefore subject to the provisions of those Chapters and the following provisions:

    (1) No parcel included within the district shall be developed to a more intensive use than its existing use at the time of adoption of the ordinance establishing such district for eight (8) years from the date of adoption of such ordinance. This provision shall not be construed to restrict expansion of or improvements to the agricultural or forestal use of the land or to prevent the construction of one (1) additional house within the district, where otherwise permitted by applicable law, for either an owner, a member of an owner's family or for a tenant who farms the land.

    (2) That no parcel added to an already established district shall be developed to a more intensive use than its existing use at the time of addition to the district for eight (8) years from the date of adoption of the original ordinance.

    (3) That land used in agricultural and forestal production within the agricultural and forestal district of local significance shall automatically qualify for an agricultural or forestal value assessment on such land pursuant to Chapter 4, Article 19 of the Fairfax County Code and to Code of Virginia, Section 58-769.4 et seq., if the requirements for such assessment contained therein are satisfied.

    (4) That the district shall be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors at the end of the eight-year period and that it may be ordinance renew the district or a modification thereof for another eight-year period. No owner of land shall be included in any agricultural and forestal district of local significance without such owner's written approval.

    (5) The applicant shall implement and abide by the recommendations of the Forest Management Plan which was prepared by the Area Forester in August 1992 for the life of the Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District. The Forest Management Plan may be updated from time to time as determined necessary by the Area Forester.

    (6) The applicant shall implement and abide by the recommendations of the Soil and Water Conservation Plan which was prepared by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District in December 1984 for the life of the Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District. he Conservation Plan may be updated from time to time as determined necessary by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

    (7) Stock piles of organic nutrients that may contain animal manure shall be stored in such a manner that prevents high concentrates of leachates from entering Wolftrap Creek. Such preventative measures may include diversion dikes, berms, increased buffers, filter trenches, and/or BMP basins.

    (8) Those areas delineated as Environmental Quality Corridor (EQC) shall be left undisturbed, with the exception of selective thinning operations performed to enhance existing vegetation and the removal of dead, dying and diseased vegetation as approved by the County's Urban Forestry Branch. The boundaries of the EQC shall be the permanent limits of clearing and grading for the life of the Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District.

    Note: The Potomac Vegetable Farm Local Agricultural and Forestal District was established by the Board of Supervisors on December 3, 1984 (AF 84-D-006). (38-84-A/F-D-006; 50-92-F.)