1 July 2002 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeff Parnes
  1. Attendance:

    1. Members: Jim Hart (Virginia Run), Carol Hawn (Old Mill), Judith Heisinger (Bull Run), Mark McConn (President, SDC), Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), and Glenn Stroup (Franklin Farm)

    2. Guests: Bill Brar (Brar Assoc), Ron Koch (PC), and Greg Riegle (McGuireWoods)

  2. Presentations:

    1. 7:30
      • Proponent: Greg Riegle discussed modifications to SEA 00-Y-017 and PCA 79-C-089
      • Action: The two actions by AXAR management deal with hotel pool and office configuration changes
      • Location: The facility is at the southwest corner of Centreview Drive and Thunderbolt Place

      The SEA is a request to amend a previously approved special exception for two suite hotels. The approved hotels were presented to the committee. The amendment seeks to enclose two previously approved outdoor swimming pools and to permit construction of a sit-down, full service, restaurant with second floor office space that will be used by the Applicant The PCA is a request to amend the governing proffers for a small portion of the property and to allow for an increase in FAR from 0.35 to 0.42. The proposed FAR is less than that allowed under the Zoning Ordinance for the I-5 Zoning District. The proposed increase in FAR conforms to the Comprehensive Plan recommendations and associated performance standards. The PCA proposes to modify the construction standards applicable to the portion of the structures (a corner of one hotel and a swimming pool) proposed in the Airport Noise Overlay District in order to conform to current Zoning Ordinance standards.

      Greg explained that the proposed changes comply with current sound contour changes. The developers are willing to contribute $25K to a light at Skyview and Centreville roads. The restaurant is planned to offer sit down service, not fast food, and not duplicate local offerings.

      The committee voted to:

      • Encourage coordinating the signal timing of proposed light at the corner of Skyview and Centreville roads with existing signalization.
      • Encourage exploration of shuttle bus service to local attractions such as the Air and Spacer Museum Annex and Sully Plantation.
      • Endorse the SEA/PCA subject to the proffers and conditions

    2. 8:00
      • Proponent: Bill Brar
      • Action: Proposed replanning of office space to residential
      • Location: Fair Ridge Drive, just north of Hilton Hotel, west of VA Power facility, north of Rt. 50 (an old Meadows Farms site)

      He would like change the current plan authorizing 100,000 square feet of office space to allow 60 townhouses. An out-of-turn plan amendment would be needed to accomplish this replanning.

      The townhouses would be three stories, including an in-ground basement and a two-car garage. Based on a request by the county water authority, if the development were to be granted he would construct an additional water supply line to help the water pressure in the Ox Hill Road community to his north. That community has an existing power line easement directly north of this property that will add to the proposed buffer. He also plans ton contributing $500 per unit for offsite recreation above what will be provided on the site. No school page children are expected to reside on this site. Three would be 40 additional parking spaces in addition to the two spaces available in front of each garage.

      The committee recommended that he think about providing additional on site recreation, such as tennis courts, and that he contact neighboring associations and then come back to the committee with their comments.

    3. 8:30
      • Proponent: Fairfax County Park Authority
      • Action: Planning a public meeting 7 PM on Tuesday, 8 July to discuss plans for developing parks
      • Location: Westfields Area

      One item of discussion is a Special Exemption for a training facility in a RC area. This will allow a professional team, possibly DC United, to set up their training site (30,000 sq. ft) on the parkland. This may require an ordinance change.

      On the Quinn property, they may build nine lighted fields at the Northwest corner of Pleasant Valley and Braddock roads, and relocate Lee and Braddock Roads as discussed previously. The field use will be coordinated with both the Chantilly and Southwest youth associations .

  3. Old Business:

    1. Carol Hawn reported on the FAA, Washington Airports District Office, presentation on Dulles Airport New Runways Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Workshops held on 26 June. The airport will build the western north/south runway before it builds the additional southern east/west runway. In addition she reported that tier 1 and 2 facility improvements (people movers, midfield terminal) are underway. In addition, both wetland mitigation and archeological surveys are underway as part of the construction.

    2. Jim Hart mentioned that Board is proposing revising residential developmental conditions from only proffers to accepting cash. The Planning Commission is considering a hierarchy of choices for needed facilities. The donation of land would be the first choice, then its construction, next an in kind contribution, and last cash.

    3. Judith attended the National Park Services’ Manassas Battlefield US Route 29 Bypass meeting and reported on one plan to make I-66 the southern bypass for US Route 29. That choice was not well received.

    4. Jeff attended the VDOT presentation on Fairfax County/Fair Lakes parkways intersection. Although no funds are currently available, VDOT proposed four alternatives, basically with either Fairfax County Parkway going over or under the Fair Lakes Parkway, and then within each choice above, with or without left turn movement to and from Monument Drive.

  4. Upcoming Public Hearings:

    1. The Dulles Corridor Rail Association is sponsoring an 11 July 2002, 7:30 AM, seminar on the Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit Project to be held at the CIT in Herndon. Both the project status and the proposal's financial highlights will be covered.

    2. Dulles Corridor Transit Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public hearings (Open house and displays start at 6pm, the public hearings start at 7pm)

      • Monday, 29 July, Spring Hill Elementary School, McLean
      • Tuesday, 30 July, Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston
      • Wednesday, 31 July, Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA

      Copies of the Dulles Corridor Transit Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public are available on CD-Rom for $10 from Travesky & Associates, 3900 Jermantown Road, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 20030.

Respectfully submitted,

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

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