A property owner who resides on a lot that is part of Oakton Chase desires to subdivide his lot to three 3/4-acre lots. Because of the configuration of his property, and the inability to consolidate this lot with an adjoining lot, the lot in question is slightly narrower than the rules require. The Board of Zoning Appeals will have to decide whether or not to grant the variance. After listening to the presentation and asking several questions, the committee decided that there was no issue that required its input, and declined to either recommend or oppose the variance.
This property, which is south of Chantilly Green, currently under construction just south of where Lowe Street intersects Centreville Road. This property had been replanned, and the committee had heard the plans and had generally been in agreement with the replanning. The project will result in 206 multi-family units of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. The residential units will surround a central parking lot (with 60 spaces over code) with the garage entrance in the rear close to the commercial development on Metrotech Drive. They are working with the owners of the commercial development on Metrotech Drive so that their entrance road will intersect with Metrotech Drive just west of the discount baby supply store. The road will start near Centreville Road as four lanes divided, become just four lanes, and then once into the shopping center, have two lanes going south and one north.
The committee members had two suggestions: First, that some a covered bus shelter be build on Centreville Road for the unit residents, and second, that pedestrian access be provided so that residents will be able to walk to the stores near BlockBusters and CVS, rather than having to have to drive every even that short distance. The proponents indicated that they would favorably respond to our recommendations.
The committee decided that there was no issue that required its input, and declined to either recommend or oppose the rezoning.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee