1 May 1995 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeff Parnes
- Members: Dick Frank (TAC), George Tarquinio (Poplar Tree Woods) and Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)
- Guests: Len Cascioli (Nextel), Tim Fincham (Nextel) and John McGranahan (Hunton & Williams)
- Proponent: NexTel Communications of the MidAtlantic, Inc.
- Action: construct a 123-foot monopole
- Location: Brookfield Corporate Center east of Daly Drive
NexTel Communications of the MidAtlantic, Inc., is proposing to construct a 123-foot monopole in the Brookfield Corporate Center east of Daly Drive. This monopole will support an antenna for a next-generation cellular phone system awarded to NextTel in the latest round of Federal Communications Commission air waves auctions.
This site will cover portions of the Route 28 and Route 29 corridors, as well as the surrounding Chantilly area. NexTel selected the site because it is in an industrially planned, zoned and developed area and removed from any developed residential areas. A major constraint on new telecommunications facilities in this area is Dulles Airport because it requires limitations on the heights of towers and monopoles. NexTel considered several alternative sites, but they were not feasible because of monopole height limitations due their proximity to the Airport.
The antenna is not expected to cause interference with television reception in the area. Exposure to radio frequency emmisions from the antennas on the monopole will be well below levels set forth for uncontrolled environments.
The committee advised NexTel that they had no objections to the monopole installation.
- Dick Frank, the Sully District Transportation Advisory Commission representative, spoke on two items:
- The study group reviewing highway crossings between Prince William and Fairfax counties held their first meeting in April. The study group comprises citizens in the Mount Vernon (7) , Springfield (21) and Sully (9) districts, plus 5 at-large members. The question to be resolved is an agreement on definition of the problem. The are no plans for the study group to take a vote on the issue, as the task force organizer hopes that the study group will be able to come to a consensus. The study group will meet fortnightly until the next meeting of representatives of the Prince William and Fairfax county board of supervisors this summer.
- The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved $1.2 million for spot road improvements. Mike Frey and Dick Frank had previously identified restriping the eastbound Route 29 to Route 28 left-turn lanes to allow two turning lanes rather than the current one lane. The Virginia Department of Transportation had serious concerns with this proposal, as any increase in the turning lanes would decrease the through traffic flow. In addition, the Department of Transportation held a citizen information and participation meeting on 16 May 1995 to present preliminary plans for the proposed construction of the Routs 28 and 29 interchange. Presently there are no funds committed for this project, but it is likely that within two to three years funds will become available.
Since the primary spot improvement for the Sully District was not funded from this pot of money, the second ranked improvement now moves to the forefront. That improvement is the construction of a left-turn lane at Kinross Circle south and Centreville Road. Currently, that intersection is the only cross street without a left turn lane along Centreville Road from the Toll Road south to Lees Corner Road. The cost of the improvement is expected to be approximately $120,000, and could be accomplished within 2 years if the required property acquisition goes smoothly.
- The next meeting of the Land Use and Transportation Committee will convene at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 5 June 1995, in the conference room of Sully District Supervisor’s Michael Frey’s Centreville office. On the agenda is a proposal from Manor Care on Route 50 for a proffered condition amendment.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
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