8 September 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), Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), and Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)

    2. Guests: Kevin Eveker and Robert Kelly (Golden Goal Enterprises), Bonnie Hobbs (Centreville Paper)

  2. Presentations:

    1. 7:30
      • Proponent: Robert D. Kelly of Summit Consulting Services
      • Action: A pre-filing meeting for a BZA case for an Special Use Permit for an indoor soccer complex
      • Location: The property is at the northwest corner of the intersection of Route 50 and Pleasant Valley Rd, and extending west to the Loudoun County line.

      The proposed site for this an indoor soccer complex is planned for four flex office buildings. One exists currently as a self-storage tacitly. Three building sites remain, with the recreation facility slated for the middle of the three buildings, at 46,000 square feet. The site is served by county water and sewer. A traffic analysis indicate that the site would cause no additional impact.

      Converting the planned building from flex use to recreational use will entail the removal of the internal walls, and elimination of the rear loading facilities. Instead of the five overhead bays planned for the rear, two exists are planned, with additional parking spaces along the back of the facility. There will be two side entrances already shown.

      The building proposed would contain seven fields: three 110x60, three 85x30 and one 45X25 - the last used as a warm up area. Additionally, the facility will contain male and female locker rooms, a party room, a retail sports store selling immediate soccer accessories, a snack bar, and a raised observation deck. About 240 people (players, coaches and spectators) could be expected to use the facility at any one time. The facility will be climate controlled.

      A traffic signal currently exists at Pleasant Valley Road and Route 50. A cul-de-sac on the north provides access to their facility. The site's internal traffic flow was shown as counter-clockwise around the building - it was suggested that the use of internal signage could route the flow clockwise so that parents dropping off their children would have their passenger-side doors next to the entrance, rather than away as they would be with a counter-clockwise flow.

      If the special BZA issues the Special Use Permit within 90 days, the developers hope to have the building open for late summer/ fall 2004.

      The committee recommended that the BZA approve the Special Use Permit subject to Staff recommendation for approval and appropriate intraparcel signage for proper traffic flow..

  3. New business:

    Carol Hawn brought up two issues:

    • Sully Planation is scheduled to loose their traffic light on Route 28 the end October. Their entrance will become right in/out only. The Peterson Groups plan for redeveloping their parcel along Barnsfield Road which would require an out-of-turn plan amendment hasn't progressed far enough for the planned alternate entrance off Barnsfield Road to be used.
      The Plantation is circulating a petition in response to their anticipated lose. Carol will provide more information at our next meeting.
    • The county's Redevelopment and Housing Authority is circulating a proposal that would require public notification when local groups, using public funding, acquired property for use for low and moderate income housing.
      Carol will provide more information at our next meeting.

  4. Scheduled meetings

    • The WFFCA has scheduled a meeting in the Sully Supervisor's complex for 7 or 8 October to discuss planned road improvements, including the Manassas Battlefield Park Bypass, The Tri-County Connector and the I-66 widening.

      Federal, Sate and County transportation officials plan to attend. The exact date will be available at our next meeting..

Respectfully submitted,

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

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