4 August 2003 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 CA), Ron Koch (Sully Planning Commissioner), Georgette Kohler (Rock Hill), Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), and Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)

    2. Guests: Taylor Box (Poplar Tree), Ted Britt (Tri-Tek Eng), Dave Burgess and Frank Ojeda (Rock Hill), Jeff Lawrence (Capitol Companies)

  2. Presentations:

    1. 7:30
      • Proponent: Ted Britt
      • Action: Special Exception application for a drive-in bank
      • Location: Chantilly Professional office building project. The site is on Centreville Road directly across the street from Metrotech Drive.

        The first building of the project is complete and was recently occupied. They are beginning construction of the second building which will be built directly adjacent to the first on the Route. 50 side. In that building they are proposing a 4,000 square foot drive-in bank facility

        Pre-staffing has occurred and final staffing is scheduled for July 17 with the final staff report published on September 10. The Planning Commission date is scheduled for Oct.1, 2003 with Fran Burnszynski as the staff person. The Board of Supervisors date is set for 20 October.

        The county has issued them a waiver for the trail on their site, as it's now on the other side, but they will build a five-foot sidewalk.

        They have made a contribution towards a light at Metro-Tech Drive and Centreville Road, which could be built six months after SE approval

        Including the drive-through bank facility on the first floor, James Monroe Bank has leased 20,000 of the 42,351 square feet available at the site. The remainder is going towards a family medical practice. The site does not retail uses, only offices.

        Committee members discussed the following concerns:

        • Signage to bank drive-through not obvious which way to go. An on-site directional sign program would be worthwhile
        • Should consider a deceleration lane from southbound Centreville Road
        • Interparcel connectivity to the parcel to the property's south. The connection is planned and accounted for.

        The committee recommended approval of the Special Exception:
        • Subject to Staff recommendation of approval including on-site directional sign program
        • Augmenting landscaping as directed by Staff
        • Subject to lighting and building architecture similar to existing structure

    2. 8:00
      • Proponent: Rock Hill Civic Association
      • Action: Propose development Plan Recommendation
      • Location: Hunter Hacor Assemblage

        The Rock Hill Civic Association would like to see improvements made to the traffic flow at and nearby the Quint Farm Park before active recreation is permitted at the site.

        As part of Phase I, before any active recreation is allowed, they would like to see:

        • Traffic light at Pleasant Valley and Braddock Road Intersection
        • Eliminate the S-curve on Braddock Road
        • Connect Braddock Road to Old Lee Road through the parcel
        • Make parking lot flow one-way
        • Consolidate playing fields north of New Old Lee Road
        • Consolidate storm water management area south of New Old Lee Road
        • Three way stop sign

        If these conditions were met, then the Rock Hill Civic Association would allow four active recreation fields could be built at Quint Farm and six at the Stevens property, as well as an equestrian facility with space available for 60 permanently-bordered horses. barn, with outdoor rink.

        As part Phase II, before any additional fields could be built, they would like to see:

        • Four lane New Old Lee Road from Stonecroft Boulevard through Quint Farm Park to Pleasant Valley Road.
        • Four lane Braddock from Stone Road to its intersection with New Old Lee Road
        • Four lane Pleasant Valley Road from Route 29 to Route 50

        If these conditions were met, then the Rock Hill Civic Association would allow three additional fields could be built at Quint Farm and seven more at the Stevens property, with the equestrian facility expanded to house 100 permanently-bordered horses with an indoor rink.

        A tot-lot at Quint Farm Park was also encouraged:

        The committee understood the rationale for Rock Hill Civic Association's proposal, but felt that certain of its conditions might not be acceptable to neighboring communities, such as the four laming of Pleasant Valley Road between Routes 29 and 50 as well as the four-laning of Braddock Road to Stone Road. No action was taken on the proposal at the meeting.

  3. Other business:

    A proposal by a local community to support one of the proposed Manassas Battlefield Bypass alternatives had been made, but as the proposed alternative could collocate both Route 29 and I-66, and the committee had come out firmly against that alignment, no action was taken.

Respectfully submitted,

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

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