Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
Agenda for 26 July 2017 Joint Sully District Land Use and Transportation Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Joint Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 26 July 2017 in the Sully District Governmental Center Rear Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. This meeting is on the fourth Wednesday of the month with participation by members of both the Land Use and Transportation committees of the SDCCA and WFCCA. The meeting will be followed by a SDCCA board meeting. The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
- Time to renew your association's membership in the Sully District Council. Our membership application can now be submitted on line! Please complete it, and then print a copy to enclose with your check.
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The Sully District Council membership does not meet during the summer months
- The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Sully Supervisor Kathy Smith will present the State of Sully
- The Sully District Council Board will meet after the July Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee to plan the membership topics for the remainder of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. SDC members are welcome to attend.
- For planning purposes, here are the topics that were presented over 2015-2017:
||Land Use and Transportation Developments along the Rt 50 Corridor in Loudoun County
||Transportation Twenty Years Hence (VDOT DRPT FCDOT)
||I66 Reconfiguration Inside and Outside the beltway
||Parks and Recreation in and about Sully District
||Land Use at the Tri-county junction - Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William
||Development and Redevelopment in Westfields Corporate Park
||Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools FY 2016 Budget
||Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools FY 2017 Budget
||Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools FY 2018 Budget
||Impacts of Recently Passed HOA legislation
||National Park Service - Bull Run Battlefield Park
||General Assembly Report
||General Assembly Report
||General Assembly Report
||State of Sully
|| Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
||Development in the Tri-county Area
||Board Only/Land Use
||Board Only/Land Use
||Board Only/Land Use
||State Legislative Candidates Night
||State of Sully
||Sully District Council Candidates Night for Fairfax County Candidates running in Sully District
||10th congressional district meet and greet
||State Delegate candidates meet and greet
||Public Safety - Police and Sheriff's departments
||Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
||Fairfax County Public Schools
Land Use and Transportation Committee:
- In light of the recent amendment to the Code of Virginia, the county has provided us with a statement be to read when our land use committee meets with a prospective applicant for a rezoning or proffer condition amendment (PCA) for new residential development and/or new residential use in areas of the County that are not exempt from Virginia Code Section 15.2-2303.4. It is recommended that if our committee is meeting with more than one applicant to read this statement for each rezoning/PCA.
- All times estimates are provided as a courtesy, presentations will start after the completion of the proceeding presentation, however long it takes. Recommend that presenters be ready at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time.
- Prospective presenters are requested to register on the Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form as a condition of their presentation.
- 7:00 -- Arden Courts Memory Care Facility and a day care facility
7:40 -- PCA 85-S-061-05 (COPT Parkstone LLC)
- Proponent: Mark Viani, Bean, Kinney & Korman P.C.
- Action: The applicant (Arden Courts of Centreville) proposing the assisted living facility and daycare center near Compton Village has more daycare center details for their application now that include changes to Rt. 28
- Location: The property is located in Compton Village at the intersection of Bradenton Drive and Route 28
- From the On-line Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form:
- Exempt: Is Not
- Statement Acknowledged: N/A
- Description: The project involves a new Arden Courts Memory Care Facility and a day care facility. The application includes a final development plan amendment and proffered condition amendment.
- Previously heard at our June 2017 meeting the applicant would like to come back before the Sully District Land Use committee to present a revised plan which drops the day care facility from the application
8:20 -- FCDOT Transportation Priorities Plan
- Proponent: Lori Greenlief Senior Land Use Planner, McGuireWoods LLP
- Action: Proffer condition amendment application to alter an approved plan for office buildings on a site zoned I-3
- Location: Westfield
- From the On-line Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form:
- Exempt: Is
- Statement Acknowledged: N/A
- Description: PCA filed by COPT Parkstone to develop two office buildings on vacant property off of Parkstone Drive which is off of Conference Center Drive. Property is already zoned I-3 which allows office use. The applicant wants to change the site layout from what was previously approved in 2006.
- COPT, an owner in Westfields has filed a proffer condition amendment application to alter an approved plan for office buildings on a site zoned I-3 in Westfield. The property is NOT subject to the Westfield proffers, but to a different set of proffers known as the Steinberg proffers.
- They have filed the application and have received initial comments from staff. The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for 19 Oct. 19. The plan to make a preliminary presentation this month and then again in October.
- They have provided a colored site plan for the proposed COPT PCA.
- Briefly, their request is to amend the approved office plan for the COPT property to revert back, more or less, to a plan that was approved back in 2000. They have provided the statement of justification that they filed which explains the background of this property.
- Proponent: Jeffrey Parnes Sully Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC)
- Action: Review of the county's Transportation Priorities Plan
- Location: Countywide
- Fairfax County Department of Transportation Director Tom Biesiadny asked the TAC for input on the county's proposed Transportation Priorities Plan (TPP).
- He provided three handouts, a brief on the TPP (pdf or pptx), and two lists of proposed improvements, the first containing shorter list of higher priority improvements and the other a longer list of lower priority improvements.
- Jeff would like the committee's views on Tom's queries:
- On the Outreach Effort: what would be the best communication tools/outreach ideas/suggestions to reach out to the people in Fairfax County, especially the people that we don’t normally interact with on transportation issues?
- On the Short TPP list: is there anything that should be included in the Short list from the Long (Master)
- On the Long or Master TPP list: is there anything that missing from the list or should be included in the Long list?
- Please note that both lists are DRAFT lists. The Long list is attached in a DRAFT Excel spread sheet format. From that sheet, you can sort by district and sort the projects that were forwarded for consideration in FY 18-23. The column ACTION it will indicate if the project was forwarded for consideration, which indicates that project is on the short list. Please be advise this sheet is a work in progress and changes frequently.
- The following questions were raised in another district - here are the questions and the responses that Jeff provided.
- Q: Who decides what projects make this list? Is it county staff? Supervisors of that district? The TAC committee?
- Q: How does a project get selected from the long list" to the short list?" Is that county staff? Is that supervisors? Is that TAC committee appointees?
- Q: Who ranks the priority level for each project?
- In essence the answer was the same for each query - county staff with input from the supervisors - the TAC was not involved until this request was received from the director.
- Jeff would appreciate preliminary inputs by close of Tuesday 11 July if feasible. At the June SDCCA meeting coveringDevelopment in the Tri-county Area" it was suggested that improvements to Braddock Road east of Schneider Crossroads: the dangerous s-curve and the lack of left turn lanes at the intersection of Old Lee and Braddock roads should be included in the list of road improvements (long list).
8:20 -- Telecommunications ZOAs
- On-line Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form
- All prospective presenters are requested to complete the On-line form as a condition of their presentation.
Items of General Interest:
- Current events at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Rehabilitation work on the Old Centreville Road bridge over Bull Run
- VDOT will begin rehabilitation work on the Old Centreville Road bridge over Bull Run on Tuesday, 24 January. During the rehabilitation, bridge traffic will be controlled via temporary signals. This project is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of this year.
- To find more information on this project, please click here.
- Pay Real Estate Taxes
- Pay your real estate taxes in one of many ways we offer. Most homeowners pay Fairfax County's real estate tax as part of a monthly mortgage payment. Your mortgage company then sends the taxes directly to the county. However, some homeowners must pay their real estate taxes directly (by July 28 and December 5) through the options available at >http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/pay-real-estate-taxes.
- The stub number from your 2017 Real Estate tax bill is required to pay Online or by Smartphone. If you wish to pay now and do not have a current bill, please call DTA at 703-222-8234 to obtain your stub number.
- Comment Online on the E.C. Lawrence Draft Master Plan Revision by 10 July
- The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) continues to explore new ways to engage with the community in its park master planning efforts. As the Park Authority requests public input related to the revision of the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Master Plan, citizens who wish to comment are now able to use CiviComment as an alternative to email.
- CiviComment is a crowdsourcing website that allows users to comment directly into the draft master plan document and discuss comments made by other reviewers. They understand that many residents will choose to provide their comments via email, in writing, or in person, which is fine. They welcome all comments! For those who are unable to download and print large documents (such as on a public computer) or those who prefer a more collaborative experience, please consider giving CiviComment a try.
- The Ellanor C. Lawrence Park draft master plan revision is available for review on the project's website at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Master Plan Revision. After following the link from the project's website to the CiviComment site, users will be asked to create an account before participating.
- As CiviComment is a new tool for the Park Authority, they would appreciate any feedback about your experience using CiviComment. If the experience is beneficial, they may expand use of the service to supplement their public planning process on future projects.
- All comments on the Ellanor C. Lawrence draft master plan revision must be received by 10 July 2017, to be included in the official public record. If not using CiviComment, written comments should be directed to Project Manager Ryan Stewart, Planning & Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax, VA 22035. Email comments may be sent to: Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov. After all comments have been considered, the plan will be modified, as necessary, and presented to the Park Authority Board for final consideration and approval.
- For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.
- Summer Parent Clinic
- The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will again be offering the Summer Parent Clinic. Parents will have an opportunity to schedule a 45 minute consultative appointment with a School Psychologist or School Social Worker.
- Supportive consultation is available for parents when children are experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, or academic challenges such as anxiety, attention, poor school performance, bullying, and poor peer or family interactions. School Psychologists and School Social Workers will be available to parents for assistance in identifying community resources, guidance on how to manage challenging behaviors, as well as how to work collaboratively with school teams around issues of academic or behavioral concern.
- This summer, Parent Clinic appointments will be available from July 10 to August 4. To schedule an appointment, please called the FCPS Parent Clinic at 703-503-2506.
- Public Meetings on Minor Modifications to Approved Zonings in July
- Two public meetings will be held in July to present and solicit feedback on the concepts and draft language of a proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment for Minor Modifications to Approved Zonings.
For additional information on the proposed amendment, please see the zMOD webpage at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/zmod/minor-modifications.htm.
- The first meeting will be held on 10 July 2017 at the McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101) Community Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.
- The second meeting will be held on July 12 at the South County Government Center (8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309) Main Conference Room (221) at 7:30 PM.
Regional Transportation Hearing July 13th
- The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is holding a public hearing on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Fairfax related to funding proposed regional transportation projects.
- The meeting will be held at the NVTA's office at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, Virginia (near Rt. 50 just west of the Beltway). An informal open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. in which the public can learn about the planned projects. The formal meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
- A summary of the projects under consideration may be found here. Each project has been scored according to its congestion reduction impact, as required by H.B. 599.
- If you cannot attend, the NVTA is accepting comments via email until July 23, 2017. You can submit comments by email at: TransActionUpdate@NVTATransAction.org
- Fairfax County is sponsoring Public Information Meetings:
- Wednesday, 12 July starting 7:00 p.m. at North County Government Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA
- Monday, 17 July starting 7:00 p.m. at Eagle View Elementary, 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax, VA
- Tuesday, 18 July starting 7:00 p.m. at South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA
Survey for Fairfax County's Strategic Plan for Community-wide Housing - Respond by 15 July 2017
- Fairfax County is developing a strategic plan for community-wide housing, with a focus on affordable housing. At this point the county's planners are collecting residents' viewpoints via a survey and community meetings. (The survey deadline is 15 July) Below is the county's survey announcement.
- You may wish to:
- Respond to this survey with your association's position or
forward this message to your members so they may provide their individual responses to the survey
- Attend a community meeting on 13 July from 7 PM - 9 PM at the Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale.
- More information about the development of the strategic plan is at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/communityhousingplan.htm.. Located there is a short video, a 17-slide presentation, and fliers announcing the community meetings
- They are asking your input to help them better understand our local housing needs and plan for ways to ensure there are housing options for everyone who wants to live in our county. Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey:
- The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will be sponsoring a secure document shredding event in Sully on 22 July at Westfield High School. These events are only open to Fairfax County residents along with residents of the Towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Documents from businesses will not be accepted.
- Shredding events start at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. All cars must be in line by 12 p.m. These are drive-through events and residents will be asked to remain in their vehicles. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to stand by and watch your paper being shredded.
- For more information see the county's web site at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/shredding.htm.
Braddock Road Multimodal Study
- Fairfax County is working with Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and members of the community on a study to develop and evaluate a number of improvements for the Braddock Road corridor, between Guinea Road and I-495. Potential improvements may include additional travel lanes, HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes, or intersection, pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
- Feedback is being sought from area residents, commuters and users of Braddock Road regarding the development of a park-and-ride lot at the Kings Park Shopping Center. The public is encouraged to view the presentation, and then take the online survey. Survey and comments due by 24 July 2017
Chairman Sharon Bulova's Environmental Showcase 9-1 22 July
- Please join Chairman Bulova as she shares Fairfax County's Environmental Vision update, showcases environmentally friendly businesses and projects, and discusses ways in which the private sector and local government can work together to go green. All are invited! Feel free to come out with your questions or thoughts. Coffee and light breakfast will be served.
- Use this link to register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vwznmgkab&oeidk=a07ee9tatkx71f4c1fa
Learn About Proposed Zoning Changes That May Affect You at July 26 Fairfax County Open House
- Come to an open house on July 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Herrity Building to learn about proposed zoning changes that may affect you and your community.
- You will be able to talk to zoning staff one-on-one, and learn about specific upcoming changes that are proposed, including rules for short-term rentals like Airbnb.
Short-term rentals, like Airbnb, adding structures to your back yards, restaurants, signs and senior living communities—these are some of the topics where Fairfax County is considering changes to its zoning rules.
Come to the open house to learn how these proposed changes may affect you and your neighborhood. The event will take place at the Herrity Building, Room 106/107, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
Every year, the Board of Supervisors adopts a work program for zoning ordinance amendments, and this program guides what zoning changes are considered. The 2017 program contains 14 topic areas for consideration and includes efforts to modernize the Zoning Ordinance, known as zMOD.
At the open house, you’ll be able to hear short presentations on each of these topics, including a presentation on how zoning regulations are amended. You will also have an opportunity to learn about how zoning affects land use and development and talk one-on-one with staff or ask questions about zoning issues.
This year, some of the first priority zoning amendments include:
Public input is key to shaping proposed zoning amendments that ultimately must be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Residents are encouraged to offer their thoughts early in the process, and the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors also hold public hearings on proposed amendments.
- Short-term rentals: These are properties that are rented less than 30 days on websites like Airbnb, Flipkey, Homeaway, VRBO and many others. We are looking at changes that regulate where these rentals would be allowed, what kinds of properties could be rented and how often they could be rented out. You can take a short survey to provide input that will help to shape the proposed rules.
- Rear Yard Coverage: It is increasingly common for residents to add hardscaping, like patios, to their yards, but current zoning rules make it difficult for homeowners with small backyards to do so. We are proposing changes to give homeowners living in single family detached homes more flexibility to add these features.
- Restaurants: We are considering changes to give fast casual restaurants, like Panera, Chipotle, or Pei Wei, more flexibility to open in commercial areas.
- Signs: Because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, we must rewrite our sign rules to make sure they are “content neutral.” Our current ordinance regulates or classifies certain sign types based, in whole or in part, on the message on them.
- Agricultural Districts and Uses: We are proposing to update our zoning rules to accommodate increasing interest in establishing community gardens and opportunities for urban agriculture and to address agritourism activities on farms such as harvest-your-own activities, farm festivals and other special events.
- Continuing Care Communities: The proposed changes are to consider creating a new use or zoning district to accommodate “full spectrum” care and accommodations, such as memory care or assisted living facilities.
For questions about the July 26 open house, reasonable ADA accommodations or to offer feedback on proposed amendments, contact the Zoning Ordinance Administration Division by email or call 703-324-1314, TTY 711.
Survey for Proposed Zoning Rules For What Are Called Short-Term Rentals - Respond by 31 August 2017!
- Fairfax County is working to create proposed zoning rules for what are called short-term rentals. These are homes, condos and apartments rented out for less than 30 days on websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO, FlipKey, or Roomarama.
- They want your feedback to help them develop their proposal. Please take this short, 10-question survey by 31 August 2017: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/short-term-rentals.
- The regulations may address:
- Where these rentals would be allowed in the county
- How often they could be rented out
- What types of properties could be rented out
- How many people would be allowed to stay in a property at any one time
- They have just started their effort to draft possible rules-beginning with getting our thoughts. They also will be seeking more public feedback this summer. The Board of Supervisors must ultimately approve any proposed regulations, and they anticipate they will not hold public hearings until late this year. For more information, including future public meeting dates, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/short-term-rentals.htm, or call the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324- 1314, TTY 711.
Next month's meetings will start at 7 PM in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151.