Agenda for 2 August 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: Bill Baskin for Ox Hill Baptist Church
      • Action: Rezoning (R1 to R12) and concurrent Special Exception
      • Location: Elmwood Street, off Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Rt. 50), south of the existing BB&T bank.
      • Last presented at the May meeting
    2. 8:00
      • Proponent: Robert Flynn for Chevy Chase Bank
      • Action: Special Exception for a drive-in Bank
      • Location: Southwest Corner of Walney Road and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Rt. 50)
    3. 8:30
      • Proponent: Frank Stearns agent for National Capital Land & Development
      • Action: RZ 2004-SU-015, to rezone 19.72 acres to PDH-5
      • Location: Redevelop the remaining homes on Lowe St. between Chantilly Green and Armfield Farms.
      • Last presented at the June meeting. Tracy Swagler is staff coordinator. PC public hearing is 9-22-04.

  3. Old Business (8:30):

  4. New Business (9:00):
    1. Capital Beltway Study Environmental Impact Statement Citizen Information Meetings were held in June.
      • Based on the large number of comments received from local governments and the general public regarding the physical impacts associated with the proposed improvements presented in the Draft EIS, VDOT has decided to evaluate modifications which would reduce the size of the Candidate Build Alternatives, particularly at each of the ten interchanges. In addition, the feasibility and effectiveness of High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on the Beltway are also being evaluated.
      • The results of these additional studies were presented at two citizen information meetings. Jeff attended one of the meetings and reports:
        • Basically the offered designs were essentially alike, except there are two HOT lanes and one HOV lane. Both the HOV and HOT proposals now show a non-barrier separation of the additional lanes from the existing four lanes of the Beltway.
        • The slip ramps from and to the HOT/HOV lanes to the regular lanes no longer exist. Once a decision is made to enter the limited lanes, one must either exit via one the special ramps or continue to end of the lanes before the Georgetown Pike exit northbound or before the I95/I395 interchange to the south.
        • The HOV/HOT lane entrances/exits at Rt 236, RT 29 southbound on, northbound off (for buses only) and Rt 123 are all in the middle of the current intersections (think of Stringfellow Road and I66).
        • Both the I66 and Rt 267 interchanges show new ramps connecting existing HOV lanes to the proposed HOV/HOT lanes. At I66 there would be full connectivity to and from the west. No ramps to I66 eastbound from southbound I495 HOV/HOT lanes or in reverse are shown. No HOV ramps from eastbound Rt267 to northbound I495 are shown, nor from westbound Rt267 to southbound I495.
        • Although some sort of improvement on the Maryland Beltway is being considered (one lane due to right-of-way considerations), there were no plans shown for connecting across the American Legion Bridge to the proposed Maryland's improvements.
        • VDOT has a website discussing the I495 HOT lane proposal
        • There is no funding available for the HOT lane proposal, but the HOT lanes may be self-funding with a 100 million contribution from the state.
    2. The Board of Supervisor's Transportation Subcommittee met on 19 July.
      • WMATA briefed on its request for a dedicated funding source, and its need for recapitialization funds, entitled Metro Matters, for purchase of additional running stock under the option provision of existing contract (saving hundreds of millions of dollars) and vital upgrading/replacement of existing 30 year old physical equipment.
      • VDOT briefed on the Beltway EIS Update.
        • They are reconsidering the impact of proposed Maryland improvements, such as including the missing ramp from eastbound Rt 267 to northbound I495 and extending the beltway lanes to the American Legion Bridge.
        • No HOV/HOT improvements are projected east of Braddock Road to Woodrow Wilson Bridge under this study
      • Two proponents briefed on plans to extend High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on I95 southbound.
        • Both the Clark and Fluor proposals included building the HOT ramps from and to I495 HOT lanes, assuming the I495 improvements went forward.
        • The Clark proposal concentrated on I95 from Springfield south to Rt 17 north of Fredericksburg. They proposed three-laning the existing HOV lanes, and extending new HOT lanes to Rt 17. The provided options to go as far south as Rt 3 in Fredericksburg and three-laning the existing HOV lanes on I395.
        • The Fluor proposal discussed a Bus Rapid Transit service from Spotsylvania Count (RT 17 south of Fredericksburg) all the way to the Pentagon, as well three-laning the existing HOV on both I395 and I95, and extending new HOT lanes to Rt 17 south of Fredericksburg.
      • The Transportation Advisory Commission briefed on its recent efforts
        • Transportation Summit
        • TAC Spot Project Program (Sully's spot improvement is widening Stone Rd. to provide left-turn lanes at Olde Kent Rd., Billingsgate Ln. and Battery Ridge Ln.)
        • TAC response to the Braddock District Transportation town meetings (folks participating in the Transportation town meetings reported that had they better understood the 2002 transportation tax referendum they would have all supported it, even those who had voted against it).
        • TAC’s role in the BOS 4-year Transportation Plan

  5. Scheduled Meetings:
    1. Welcome to VTrans2025
      • Virginia has embarked on a new journey in transportation planning. VTrans2025 is a long-range planning effort to create a more integrated, convenient, and efficient transportation system for all of the Commonwealth's travelers.
      • At the direction of Governor Mark Warner, Secretary of Transportation Whitt Clement is spearheading a statewide multi-modal planning initiative including all state agencies involved with transportation and a strong public involvement effort. For the first time, Virginia's top-level transportation policy leaders are engaged in a formal planning effort that analyzes the future trends and needs of highway motorists, rail and transit passengers, freight shippers, airline travelers, cyclists and pedestrians.
      • The VTrans2025 planning process, which completed its first phase in 2002, will continue until the final plan is published in the summer of 2005. So far, planners have held focus groups around the state, vision-framing sessions with key stakeholders, and developed this web site to keep the public informed.
      • Locations for VTrans2025 Public Meetings
        • Wednesday, July 28 American Legion Post 176, Springfield (Ballroom)
        • Thursday, July 29 Dulles Expo and Conference Center (Ballroom)

  6. Planned for 13 September Meeting (rescheduled due to Labor Day)

Respectfully submitted,

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

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