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Frederick County, VA
 
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The following tables describe the business and industrial zoning districts in Frederick County, the intent of those districts and the uses allowed in each district. Standard industrial classification numbers are provided for particular uses to assist the Zoning Administrator in classifying uses. Determining whether a particular use should be classified under a particular category remains subject to interpretation on the part of the Zoning Administrator.
[Amended 12-10-2008; 11-18-2009; 11-13-2013]
The following table describes the dimensional and intensity requirements for the business and industrial districts:
Requirement
District
B1
B2
B3
OM
M1
M2
Front yard setback on primary or arterial highways (feet)
50
50
50
50
75
75
Front yard setback on collector or minor streets (feet)
35
35
35
35
75
75
Side yard setbacks (feet)
-
-
15
15
25
25
Rear yard setbacks (feet)
-
-
15
15
25
25
Floor area to lot area ratio (FAR)
0.3
1.0
1.0
2.0
1.0
1.0
Minimum landscaped area (percentage of lot area)
35
15
25
15
25
15
Maximum height (feet)
35
35
35
60
60*
60*
*In the M1 and M2 Districts the Board of Supervisors may waive the sixty-foot height limitation, provided that it will not negatively impact adjacent uses. In order to consider the waiver, the applicant must submit all information and adhere to requirements specified by § 165-204.28. In no case shall any structure exceed 150 feet in height.
[Amended 9-26-2012]
In the B2 Business General Zoning District, the Board of Supervisors may require that more than 15% of the area of a site shall be landscaped in order to meet the intent of this chapter. Additional landscaped areas may be required to ensure that all unused areas are landscaped and to improve the general appearance and use of the site. In no case shall more than 25% of the site be required to be landscaped in the B2 Business General Zoning District.