Agenda for 5 April 2004 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
  1. The Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA., 20151

  2. Presentations:

    1. 7:30
      • Proponent: Frank Stearns for Verizon Wireless
      • Action: Expansion of the Verizon switching station
      • Location: The cell tower on Centreview Drive

  3. Old Business (8:00):

    • VDOT and the US Park Service held a Manassas National Battlefield Park Bypass Study workshop, Tuesday, 16 March 2004, at Stonewall Jackson Sr. High School in Manassas.

        This was the fourth workshop since the inception of the study. Its purpose was to present a preliminary summary of impacts for each of the alternatives currently under study prior to the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and solicit input on the alternatives.

        Multiple members of the SDC attended the presentation where a new southern alignment, "G" was presented. Alignment G parallels I66 and either negatively impacts residents in Fairfax South of Rt 29 or, in order to avoid the negative impacts, cuts across a historically significant portion of the battlefield where a cavalry engagement was fought. In addition, alignment G is the only one presented for which future expansion is limited.

        At the presentation the Park Superintendent was questioned regarding the Fairfax County portion of alignments C and D which cut through a portion of the Park rather than going outside the park and through local neighborhoods. The Superintendent indicated that when the law was passed by Congress, Representative Wolf ensured that the language read that the Bypass should go through or near the part. That wording was included to try to minimize the adverse impacts of the Bypass to Park Neighborhoods. In addition, the land transversed by Alignments C and D was used by Union forces for troop movements, but no battles were fought there. The Superintendent would gladly allow alignments C and D if that meant that Rt 29 traffic would be removed from cutting through the center of the Park.

        A motion was made at tonight's meeting to reconfirm the position the council had previously stated, that Council preferred Alignments C or D over A, B or G. There was discussion as to whether the no-build alternative should be supported. After the ballot, the preferential selection of Alignments C and D were reconfirmed.

        These thoughts on the study were mailed to Mr. Jack Van Dop of FHWA at 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166 by 30 March 2004.

  4. New Business (8:00):

    • Terence S. Cooke of Cole, Raywid & Braverman, LLP, requested that consideration of the T Mobile 100' tower at Vale Road United Methodist Church that was scheduled for this meeting be postponed indefinitely until he has had a chance to further discuss the issue with the nearby community.

  5. Planned for 3 May Meeting:

    • 7:30
      • Proponent: Jeff Saxe for Peterson Cos.
      • Action: Incorporation of Residential in Mixed Use
      • Location: East of Rt 28 at Air & Space Annex Parkway Interchange

    • 8:00
      • Proponent: Bill Baskin for Ox Hill Baptist Church
      • Action: Rezoning and concurrent Special Exception
      • Location: Elmwood Street, off the Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Rt. 50)

      • The church seeks to rezone the subject property in accordance with their 15-Year / 4-Phase Master Plan. The proposed expansion is based on the projected church growth over the next 15 to 20 years and the efficient use of this site. Currently, over 40% of the church property is vacant (Parcel 54A). As depicted on the Phasing Plan, the church envisions a systematic development of this site with the initial expansion of the parking area and all relevant site improvements to support the subsequent building and program expansion. Additional improvements will include a fellowship hall, kitchen, classrooms, an administration wing, a music suite, and media center and ultimately a new 950-seat sanctuary. The proposed additions to the existing church structure will be built in harmony with the existing pseudo-Georgian or Colonial architecture.

Respectfully submitted,

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

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