3 May 1999 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeffrey M. Parnes

Attendees: Carol Hawn (Singleton's Grove), Jim Hart ( Heritage Forest), Al Linch (Virginia Run), Mark McConn (Bull Run Estates), Jeffrey Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)

Guests: Tara Craven (Winchester Homes), S.D. Donohor (AT&T Wireless), Meaghan Kiefer (Supervisor Frey’s Office), Karen Larkin (AT&T Wireless), Frank McDermott (Hunton & Williams), Pedro Mendoza (Lake Park)

1. AT&T Wireless spoke about a proposed location for a telecommunications monopole in the West Ox Road Corridor. Previous attempts to co-locate the monopole at either the old Navy-Vale Fire Station, Burke Station Nurseries or the West Ox Road group site had not worked out. AT&T is now proposing one of two sites on the Fair Oaks Hospital property. The first would be east of Joseph Sedgwick Drive, the other north of one of two new office buildings being proposed just east of Rugby Road. AT&T wireless has discussed this 170-foot pole with the Navy Vale community in the past, and will be conducting balloon siting tests approximately eight o’clock Sunday morning, 22 May 1999.

There were concerns expressed that certain of the lots comprising the Fair Oaks Hospital site had comprehensive plan wording which may impose height restrictions. The committee asked AT&T Wireless to return to the committee with the results of the balloon siting and the communities’ comments.

2. Frank McDermott spoke to the Winchester development proposed for the consolidation of Dorfield Drive lots just west of the Manor Care facility on the south side of Route 50 east of its intersection with the Fairfax County Parkway. Winchester has assembled all the remaining parcels between Fair Ridge and the Manor Care Facility. They propose building 116 units, including 8 ADUs, for a base FAR of 4.99, and 5.96 with both bonus units and ADU credits. The properties are planned to have a $300,000 bas price.

The parcel borders the Centex development on its south, and Centex had proffered certain recreation amenities in the land between the two developments. Staff has asked Winchester to coordinate their amenities with Centex. There is also a cemetery almost completely surrounded by this new development, whose ownership is questionable. Access to the cemetery will be provided, but Winchester would not proffer any commitment to its upkeep.

All units but the ADUs will be 24 feet wide with double garages and driveways suitable for the parking of additional cars. The ADUs will be 20 feet wide and located in the extreme south east of the parcel with their own on-street parking spaces.

Three roads converge onto this property, with two of the three (from Fair Ridge to the east and from the Centex property from the south) actually built. The road planned across the southern part of the Manor Care property is not presently built, and entered into this property across a lot that Winchester had not acquired. County staff requested that Winchester acquire the parcel and plan and construct the portion of the road on this property. Winchester will build the portion on its property that can be built without crossing environmentally sensitive ground, and escrow the necessary funds so their portion can be built at the same time the county, using Fairfax Center funds, builds the portion across the Manor Care property. With the acquisition of this additional parcel, Winchester modified its plans to include 14 additional units fronting Route 50 with access off what was Dorfield Drive. This parcel will be connected to the rest of the community by trails, without any vehicular connection.

The committee asked that Winchester require the Homeowner Association it establishes mow and landscape the runoff pond that will be the created. It also asked that Winchester alert prospective buyers of plans to ultimately connect the stubbed portion of the road to the west across the Manor Care property.

3. The public hearing on the By-Right Place of Worship zoning ordinance was postponed until July. Areas of concern with the proposal include EQC enforcement, public hearing notification and referral to the Board of Zoning Appeals rather than the Planning Commission. This will be discussed in more detail at a forthcoming meeting

4. The Dulles Corridor Transportation Study will be the subject of two public meetings starting at 7:00 p.m. on 4 and 6 May 1999. The 4 May meeting will be held at Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, while the 6 May meeting will be held at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean. Further information can be found by following these links:


Respectfully submitted,

Respectfully submitted,

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

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