On Verizon's SEA 81-C-051-02/2232-Y01-34 to enlarge their switching station on Fox Mill Road the committee voted 4 to 1 to recommend to the Planning Commission that:
At its most recent meeting the Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee reviewed the proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan being considered in the 2001 Area Plan Review for Sully District and directly adjacent areas, as well as the Sully Area Plan Review Task Force recommendations.
The committee took a position on only one of the proposed nominations to the Comprehensive Plan being considered in the 2001 Area Plan Review. The nomination, APR Item 01-III-11UP, asks for the addition of multi-family residential as an option for several parcels along Wall Road, and the Task Force agreed.
The Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee does not support the nominee s request. Instead, it voted to support the staff recommendation on this item, which adds language to the master plan allowing as an alternative use, if these parcels are considered with an adjacent R-1 property, not currently part of this nomination, a mix of non-residential uses up to .50 FAR that may include office, hotel, retail, cultural, recreation and/or entertainment uses.
Both of the closest residential neighborhoods, Franklin Farm, and Chantilly Highlands, are established communities with supporting infrastructure, such as schools, planned for, and barely supporting, the current built-out residential development. This area west of Centreville Road and along Route 28 was the subject of joint Citizen Land Holder planning effort whose report was well received by the county and then enacted. The effort identified certain areas that might well have a mix of residential and non-residential uses, and we have seen these develop north of McLearen Road. But as these isolated parcels were in areas not designated for residential development, there was no planning for the supporting infrastructure, such as schools and parks, that residential development would entail. If this proposed change is adopted, the parcels in question could not house the needed infrastructure, thereby burdening the existing infrastructure with unplanned and unsupportable additional usage.
The Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee urges you to not approve the alternative use of multi-family residential as proposed but instead approve the staff recommendation. We ask that this letter be made a matter of record and be provided to all the Commissioners.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee