5 December 1994 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeff Parnes

  1. Attendance: Tricia Goins (Leehigh Village), Tom McDonald (Buckner Forest), Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), Bill Ritchie (NECCA), Glenn Stroup (Franklin Farm), and Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)

  2. Since the 7 November committee meeting the Sully District Council forwarded two letters to the Board of Supervisors.

    • The first letter supported the proposed tri-county connector running from Prince William County in the south along the route of the Route 28 bypass, crossing Route 29 west of the quarries, and then north to Loudoun County. The Board heard testimony on the proposed road, and then postponed its decision to 12 December 1994, at which time it approved the road with a rough alignment.

    • The second letter encouraged the county to support a proposed revision to strengthen the state's tree preservation ordinance. The county instead requested the northern Virginia delegation to push for a state study on the matter.

  3. The Board was also considering a proposed revision to the Sully Historical Overlay District ordinance concerning outdoor storage. In addition to the specific modification to the Sully Historical Overlay District, a change was also being proposed for the county-wide ordinance. The county's ordinance would require a special exception with a public hearing to allow outdoor storage in certain conditions.

  4. On 31 October 1994 Chairman Tom Davis announced that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors would create a Site Selection Task Force to assist in the evaluation of potential locations for a Major League Baseball Stadium. Major League Baseball is currently going through a process to determine the appropriateness of expanding, possible to involve two or four new franchises. Major League Baseball received 27 applications and 5 applicants were invited to make presentations to the Major League Baseball Expansion Committee, including 2 from Northern Virginia.

    • Fairfax and Loudon counties are working together with the prospective ownership groups to demonstrate the viability of Northern Virginia as an attractive choice for Major League Baseball. The process has evolved very quickly and progressed to the next step of examining details and formulating recommendations. As this is viewed as a community effort, the Board of Supervisors is inviting various citizens and community organizations to participate in the evaluation and recommendation process of determining appropriate locations for a professional baseball stadium.

    • Fairfax County Supervisors Michael Frey (Sully) and Robert Dix, Jr., (Hunter Mill) will chair a 32-member Fairfax County Site Selection Task Force. The committee will meet weekly in December 1994 and January 1995, evaluating and visiting possible sites to formulate a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. Jeff Parnes of Chantilly Highlands and Tom McDonald of Buckner Forest will be the primary and alternate representatives, respectively, for the Sully District Council.

  5. The following meetings were scheduled around and during the time of the committee's meeting:

    • Dulles Corridor Transportation Study: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and its consultants conducted a series of public meetings focusing on the Dulles Corridor Transportation Study. The study is a key component in the development of long-range transportation plans for the Dulles Corridor in Northern Virginia. The meeting, the first in a series, focused on the scope of the project while the alternatives selected for study and the costs of those alternatives will be discussed at future public meetings. The public meetings were held on 1, 5 and 6 December.

    • I-66 Park and Ride Lot Location Study: VDOT held an information meeting on the proposed park and ride locations in the Stringfellow Road/I-66 area. A consultant examined possible sites for a park and ride lot and presented findings and recommendations. The meeting provided citizens an opportunity to review and discuss the consultant's findings before the study report is finalized. Representatives from VDOT, Fairfax County, and the engineering consultant were on hand to discuss the study. The presentation was scheduled for 6 December.

    The committee would appreciate hearing from any committee member who attended either meeting.

  6. The next meeting of the Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, 9 January 1995, in the conference room of Sully District Supervisor’s Michael Frey’s Centreville office.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee

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