Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
Agenda for 18 March 2019 Joint Sully District Land Use and Transportation Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Joint Land Use and Transportation Committee met at 7:00 p.m. on 18 March 2019 , in the Sully District Governmental Center Rear Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. This meeting is conducted with participation by members of both the Land Use and Transportation committees of the SDCCA and WFCCA. The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
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The Sully District Council Membership met on 13 March 2019.
- Topic: Sully District Council will co-sponsor with Sully Supervisor Kathy Smith and Sully School Board member Tom Wilson the 2019 Sully District Budget Town Hall
Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee topics
- In light of an 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 -- Pomeroy case PCA C-637-05
- Proposal: PRESENT ZONING: (Residential) R-1 (Industrial) I-5
REQUESTED ZONING: (Planned Residential Mixed) PRM
- Location: Just over the line in Dranesville, on Frying Pan Rd
- From the Staff Report:
- PCA Proposal: To delete 37.20 acres from RZ C-637 to allow the property to be rezoned with RZ 2017-DR-012.
- RZ/CDP Proposal: The applicant seeks approval of a RZ and CDP application on 39.42 acres to permit a rezoning from the R-1and I-5 Districts to the PRM District fora maximum of 2,011,751 gross square feet of mixed-use development at a 1.15F AR, which includes 1,573,751 square feet of multi-family and single-family attached residential uses, and 438,000 square feet of commercial use (hotel, assisted living, or ret ail).
- FDP Proposal: The applicant seeks approval of an FDP application on a 21.26-acre portion of the concurrent RZ/CDP area to permit a maximum of 830,150 square feet of mixed-used development at a 0.90 FAR(inclusive of bonus density for affordable and workforce dwellings), which includes 730,150 square feet of residential uses to include 320 multi-family dwellings; 120 independent living dwellings; up to88single-family attached dwellings with an option to replace with 144 multi-family and 64 single-family attached dwellings; and a commercial use to include a 100,000 square foot assisted living-facility.
- STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Staff recommends approval of PCA C-637-05.
- Staff recommends approval of RZ 2017-DR-012 and the associated conceptual development plan, subject to the execution of proffers consistent with those found in Appendix 1 of the staff report.
- Staff recommends approval of FDP 2017-DR-012, subject to the development conditions contained in Appendix 2 of the staff report.
- At the Pomeroy public hearing, which starts about 1:34:25 in this video, most of the comments were related to the requested waiver of inter-parcel access to the church site.
- Meeting Notes: Attorney Greg Riegle presented the case for the Pomeroy Companies. Although this proposal is in the Dranesville District, Planning Commissioners John Ulfelder, Donte Tanner and Jim Hart thought it would be a good idea to get our feedback since the traffic associated with this proposal will significantly affect the northern end of the Sully District. The proposal had a mix of various housing types plus an option for some retail and office space. The main issue expressed by the Joint Committee concerned the traffic generated by the proposal as it relates to an unimproved Frying Pan Road just east and offsite of the proposal. The applicant will be coming back to our Joint March 18th meeting with updates and more information.
- 7:40 -- Expansion of an existing indoor miniature golf use
- Proponent: Sara Mariska, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
- Proposal: SP 2016-SU-058
- Location: Fairfax County Tax Map Reference 34-3 ((5)) E4 (14130 Sullyfield Circle).
- From the On-line Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form:
- Exempt: Is not
- Statement Acknowledged: Not Applicable
- Proposal Details: A&E Entertainment LLC (the "Applicant") proposes the expansion of an existing indoor commercial recreation use (indoor miniature golf) within an existing industrial building in the Sullyfield Business Park. In 2016, the Board of Zoning Appeals established the use with approval of SP 2016-SU-058 to allow indoor mini golf for up to 70 patrons. The Applicant now proposes to expand the approximately 12,000 square foot use by 9,000 square feet into an adjacent vacant tenant space to permit 60 additional patrons for up to 130 total patrons. No external changes are proposed with this application. The Applicant looks forward to expanding its existing amusement operations and better serving the Sully District.
- From the Statement of Justification:
- The Applicant now proposes to expand its currently operating indoor miniature golf establishment, classified as an indoor commercial recreation use, into a neighboring tenant space on the Subject Property. The additional gross floor area is comprised of approximately 9,000 square feet of the existing industrial building (the "Expansion Space"). The Expansion Space will include amusement activities such as a laser tag area, escape rooms, and arcades. Small accessory uses, including a dining area, kitchen, and lounge will support the entire indoor miniature golf establishment. The enclosed a floorplan illustrates the proposed expansion within the existing building.
- The Applicant's existing establishment has thrived and it now seeks to build upon such success through this proposed expansion. The expansion will allow the Applicant to broaden and enhance its amusement offerings. The Applicant will continue hosting birthday parties, corporate outings, and family groups from the current space, as well as the Expansion Space. The expansion will allow the Applicant to serve food and beverages to patrons and accommodate a eating area. The Applicant will comply with all Fairfax County Health Department as well as state regulations as may be applicable to food and beverage service.
- Meeting Notes: The second application involved the “Monster Golf” Entertainment facility which was represented by Attorney Sara Mariska. The applicant has purchased a vacant and adjacent, former fitness center located in the Sully Field Business Park in Chantilly. The facility has more than the required parking in accordance with county requirements and will now serve wine and beer (but no liquor) at the facility. Sara answered all questions and the application was unanimously supported by the WFCCA members and unanimously “not opposed” by the Sully District Council members.
- 8:20 -- Joint Land-use Task Force Update
- John Litzenberger asked Jim Neighbors to give a joint land-use task force update to the land-use committee meeting.
- Meeting Notes: Long time Joint Land Use Member Jim Neighbors of Sully Station, briefed the Joint Committee on the proposed Comp Plan redo for the Sully Station Shopping area and adjacent areas. He went into great detail of the proposed changes and improvements including the concept of a “vertical” school in a former office building. He mentioned the cooperativeness of the committee members, but noted some of the local residents were quite vocal about the traffic problems in the area. We all thanked Jim for his excellent and comprehensive briefing in addition to all the extra evenings Jim put into participating in this important endeavor.
- At-Large Planning Commissioner Jim Hart reported that:
- We had 3 Sully cases set for public hearing at the PC on 20 February but the meeting was cancelled because of the snowstorm.
All 3 cases likely will be moved to 3-14-19, and readvertised. Staff is going to let the applicants know.
- FDPA 78-C-118-02/SE 2018-SU-016 (LB Franklin Farm LLC) -
The FDPA application seeks to amend the Final Development Plan for RZ 78-C-118 previously approved for mixed use development to replace a financial institution with a drive through with a restaurant with a drive through. The proposal will not impact the proffered 0.25 FAR. The SE application seeks approval to permit a restaurant with a drive through.
To view the staff report, click here.
- RZ 2018-SU-023/SEA 94-Y-023 (Pohanka Virginia Properties, LLC) -
The applicant seeks approval of a rezoning on Tax Map 34-4 ((1)) Parcels 51 and 53 to rezone from the C-8, HC, WS to C-8, HC, WS Districts to consolidate two previous rezoning applications (RZ 90-S-010 and RZ 94-Y-018) under one application and set of proffers. The applicant seeks approval of a special exception amendment on Tax map 34-4 ((1)) Parcels 49, 50, 50A, 51, and 53 to allow for the continued operation and expansion of three vehicle sale, rental, and ancillary service establishments.
To view the staff report, click here.
- CSP 2015-SU-002 (CH Realty VII - JLB Fairfax Trinity, LLC) -
The applicant seeks approval of a Comprehensive Sign Plan for the "Emerson" multifamily residential development in the Trinity Centre development in Centreville.
To view the staff report, click here.
- At-Large Planning Commissioner Jim Hart reported that:
- Wireless Facility Zoning Ordinance Amendment:
- There have been changes in state law and a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling regarding wireless facilities Fairfax County must decide how to amend sections of the Zoning Ordinance related to small cell facilities and their support structures. Given that the 2019 Virginia General Assembly has not pursued any additional legislation in this year's legislative session and the FCC's April 15, 2019, deadline, Fairfax County is diligently working toward having the Board being able to consider a Zoning Ordinance Amendment and an associated Policy Plan Amendment prior to April 15th. The timeline they are on is as follows:
- Board authorization to advertise public hearings â 2/19/19
- Public Meeting - 2/26/19 see flyer
- PC Telecommunication Committee meeting â 2/27/19 at 6:30 p.m.
- Planning Commission Public Hearing â 3/20/19 at 7:30 p.m.
- Board of Supervisors' Public Hearing â 4/9/19 at 2:30 p.m.
- The draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment has been written very broadly and with many options. They have taken into consideration all of the previously received comments, and most of the suggestions have been incorporated into at least one of the options. To help in understanding the draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment and options, see the above draft staff report summary. There is a "white" paper on the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment, see below. An amendment website has been created at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/zoning-ordinance/wireless-telecommunications-infrastructure and future updates will be added, including the white paper. The website includes a link to the draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment.
- In terms of outreach thus far, staff has created the website; scheduled the meetings listed above; sent out listserv messages to the Zoning Ordinance Amendment and zMOD listservs; met with the zMOD Land Use Attorneys and Citizens groups; will be meeting with the Board of Supervisor's land use aides on 2/15; coordinated with the Architectural Review Board; and sent out a notice and a request for input to those individuals who have previously expressed an interest in the amendment (this includes most of the major telecommunications carriers).
- For information on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment, you may contact Lorrie Kirst, Senior Deputy Zoning Administrator, at Lorrie.Kirst @ fairfaxcounty.gov or at 703-324-1309. For information on the proposed Policy Plan Amendment, you may contact Bryan Botello at Bryan.Botello @ fairfaxcounty.gov or at 703-324-1375.
- The white paper Handout Regarding the Proposed Wireless Telecommunications Zoning Ordinance Amendment is available. The handout summarizes the 2018 State Code changes and the 2018 FCC Ruling that are prompting the need for the Zoning Ordinance amendment, and provides a summary of the 3 proposed options with benefits and challenges of each option.
Items of General Interest:
- Current events at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Endorsement of the Residential Traffic Administration Program (RTAP) Revised Traffic Calming General Operating Procedures.
- Supervisor Foust made a motion to endorse the Residential Traffic Administration Program (RTAP) revised Traffic Calming General Operating Procedures. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
- At the December 11, 2018 Transportation Committee meeting, staff informed the Board that they were reviewing the guidelines and procedures of the existing Traffic Calming Program to reflect changes made by VDOT to its Traffic Calming Guide for Neighborhood Streets. Revisions to the RTAP Traffic Calming General Operating Procedures have been developed with support for the Board's transportation aides and VDOT.
- These operating procedures will apply to all new requests for traffic calming received by FCDOT, as well as existing traffic calming projects for which FCDOT has not held a community task force meeting prior to their adoption on February 19, 2019. Projects for which FCDOT has held a community task force meeting prior to February 19, 2019 will proceed under the previous operating procedures unless the task force chooses to proceed through the Traffic Calming Program using the new operating procedures.
- Fairfax County & Franconia-Springfield Parkways Alternatives Analysis and Long Term Planning Study: Spring 2019 Community Meetings Announced; Comments Due by May 6
- The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a second round of public meetings in late March and early April:
- The meetings will begin with a formal presentation at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer period. Participants will then have the opportunity to provide feedback to the FCDOT study team through comments and public input activities. The team will present potential future improvements to the Parkway by segment, and feedback gathered this spring will help determine which improvements will be developed for screening and testing.
- For residents who cannot attend the public meetings, please check FCDOT's page after April 4 to view the meeting presentation and take the online survey. Comments will be accepted through May 6, 2019
Next month's meetings will start at 7 PM in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151, unless otherwise indicated.
- The next Sully District Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 24 April 2019.
- Revisiting Land Use and Transportation issues at the Tri-County Junction
- The Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee is scheduled for Monday, 15 April 2019.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Land Use and Transportation Committee Chair
Sully District Council
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