Attendees: Mark McConn (Bull Run Estates), Tom McDonald (Buckner Forest), Jeffrey Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), Glenn Stroup (Franklin Farm), Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)
Guests: Owen McCrory (HKS Architects), Randy Heydinger (LPC)
1. Messrs. McCrory and Heydinger described plans for Lincoln Center, proposed for the reminder of EDS' property. The plans call for five 90-80,000 square foot two-story buildings for the northeast corner of the property, opposite the McLearen Square Shopping Center. In addition, the central portion of the property is being reserved as a future corporate headquarters, with an additional nine other structures comprising possible construction on future years. As this parcel is a by-right development, there are no hearings planned. Lincoln expects site plan approval for the first three buildings by 2000.
Lincoln expects that the five buildings will be attractive for professional campus uses. EDS has already proffered funds for a traffic light at the eastern intersection of McLearen Road and EDS Drive, at the entrance of Rachel Carson Intermediate School. The state has not yet issued the warrant for the light's construction. Although EDS has proffered the right of way for the expansion of Centreville Road, they are not obligated for its construction.
Committee members pointed out that an access point shown onto Centreville Road was located opposite a street where a though crossing was not planned. Rather then opening opposite Kinross Circle North into Chantilly Highlands, it will have to moved opposite the entrance to Highland Mews and the southern approach to McLearen Square Shopping Center. This will cause a reorientation of the southernmost two of the proposed five buildings. When the revised plans are ready, a electronic copy will be provided to the committee. Committee members who desire a copy of these revised plans should indicate so by return message.
2. The final plans for the redevelopment of the Lorton Correctional Institution will be the subject of a public hearing on 8 July. The plans call for only 400 homes on the 1900 acres, which will tend to decrease any cost associated with the transfer from the property from the Federal Government to the county.
3. The Dulles Corridor Express Bus Service, with associated revisions of bus routes, will go into effect on 18 July 1999. Bus serving the northern Sully District will now converge on the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride, where passengers will be able to connect to the express bus service to Tyson's Corner and West Falls Church Metro station. The bus routes to the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride, will cut shorter the long rides through the streets of Reston that many commuters previously had to sit through to get to the Metro station
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee