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Section 5

§ 19.6-71 V-1 Village Center District.

A. Purpose. The purpose of this district is to establish areas which will serve as the focal point for cultural and commercial activity for the rural service areas of the County. The density recommended for these areas is intended to average between one and three units per acre. Small country stores, family restaurants, and similar small service and personal service businesses, in addition to public and institutional buildings such as schools, post offices, and places of religious assembly, are commonly found at these crossroads locations. This district brings a sense of community to the surrounding rural areas, with an emphasis on providing essential goods and services to rural residents, but is not intended to be an employment destination. New developments should be carefully considered for their compatibility with the surrounding area and the purpose of the V-1 District. Any expansion of the district should be contiguous to an existing V-1 District to avoid leapfrog commercial development and excessive spreading of community services such as water and sewer.

B. Permitted uses:

Accessory apartment
Accessory uses/structures
Administrative services
Amateur radio tower
Antique shops
Automobile rental/leasing
Business or trade school
Business support services
Civic clubs
Commercial indoor entertainment
Communications services
Community recreation
Construction sales and services
Consumer repair services
Convenience store
Cultural service
Custom manufacturing
Domestic chickens
Educational facilities, primary/secondary
Family day-care home
Financial institutions
Funeral services
Garden center
Gasoline station
General office
Home occupation, Type I
Hotel/motel/motor lodge
Kennel, private
Landscaping and lawn care services
Manufactured home
Medical office
Park-and-ride facility
Personal improvement services
Personal services
Post office
Public maintenance and service facility
Public parks and recreational areas
Religious assembly
Residential human care facility
Restaurant, family
Restaurant, general
Retail sales
Safety services, private
Safety services, public
Single-family dwelling
Small Scale or Residential Solar Energy Farm
Studio, fine arts
Utility services
Veterinary hospital/clinic
Wayside stand


C. Conditional uses: [Amended 3-29-2016]

Automobile dealership
Automobile parts/supply, retail
Automobile repair services
Aviation facility, private
Car wash
Commercial indoor amusement
Commercial indoor sports and recreation
Commercial outdoor entertainment
Commercial outdoor sports and recreation
Construction yard
Contractor yard
Dance hall
Day-care center
Educational facility, college/university
Equipment sales and rental
Flea market
Golf course
Halfway house
Home for adults
Industrial manufacturing
Kennel, commercial
Life care facility nursing home
Mini warehouse
Multifamily dwelling
Outdoor gathering
Parking facility
Planned unit development
Public assembly
Recreational vehicle sales and service
Recycling center
Two-family dwelling
Wireless communications facility

D. Site development regulations.

(1) Minimum lot requirements:

(a) Lots not served by public water or sewer:

[1] Area: one acre (43,560 square feet).

[2] Frontage: 125 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.

(b) Lots served by either public water or sewer:

[1] Area: 25,000 square feet (0.57 acre).

[2] Frontage: 100 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.

(c) Lots served by both public water and public sewer:

[1] Area: 15,000 square feet (0.34 acre).

[2] Frontage: 80 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.

(2) Minimum setback requirements:

(a) Principal structure:

[1] Front: 50 feet from property line or 75 feet from center line of public road, whichever is greater.

[2] Side: 15 feet.

[3] Rear: 35 feet.

(b) Accessory structure:

[1] Front: 50 feet from property line or behind the front building line, whichever distance is less.

[2] Side: 15 feet.

[3] Rear: 15 feet.

(c) Where a lot fronts on more than one street, front yard setbacks shall apply to all streets.

(3) Maximum height of structures:

(a) All structures: 35 feet.

(4) Maximum coverage:

(a) Building coverage: 35%.

(b) Lot coverage: 75%.

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