4 October 2004 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeffrey Parnes

  1. Attendees

    • Members: Carol Hawn (Old Mill), Jay Johnston (Virginia Run), Georgette Kohler (Rock Hill Civic Assoc), Mark McConn (Bull Run Civic Assoc), Jeffrey Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), Terrell Spense (Rock Hill Civic Assoc), John Swanson (Franklin Farm), and Larry Tessier (Franklin Glen)
    • Guests: Robert Flynn (for Chevy Chase Bank), Jim Hart (At-Large Planning Commissioner), Charles Hastings (Chantilly Green), Ron Koch (Sully Planning Commissioner), Larina and Lo Voss (Ox Hill)

  2. Presentations:

    1. Proponent: Robert Flynn for Chevy Chase Bank
    2. Action: Special Exception for a drive-in Bank
    3. Location: Southwest Corner of Walney Road and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Rt. 50)
      Return, original presentation was in August The Planning Commission Public hearing is scheduled for 1 December 2004.
      Although Chevy Chase bank has drive-through lanes, the lanes are not for tellers, but rather for ATMs. Two ATM lanes are proposed.
      This facility will look like the bank at Old Centreville Road and Rt. 29. No changes in architectural style are contemplated.
      Staff comments on the transportation issues caused a re-evaluation of the original submittal. The adjoining development to the west, Lee-Jackson Station, will close the east most of their current two access points to Rt. 50, and will instead share a new entrance with Chevy Chase Bank. The new access location will be 180 feet west of Centreville Road. An entrance connecting to Centreville Road is also planned.
      A grade-separated interchange is planned at this corner, with a time frame of 20 years. Staff wanted a 35-foot ROW for the interchange rather than the 20-foot ROW proposed.
      In order to accommodate the increased ROW, nine parking spaces along Rt. 50 will be lost. In order to meet the minimum 13 spaces required, two new spaces can be accommodated along the side of the bank.
      The committee reported no objections to the proposed plan at this time. A question regarding the removal of the old fuel tanks was raised after they left. Robert Flynn responded that an environmental survey was prepared and approved by the VA. Department. of Environmental Services. The bank has looked into this issue and is satisfied.

  3. Old Business (9:00)
    1. Jim Hart reported on the public workshop held on the Planned Development Housing Zoning Ordinance (also known as small lot singles).
      Comments included:
      • Developments previously planned under this ordinance were manipulated and people were not satisfied with the results.
      • The Ordinance should call for 18-foot driveways, and prohibit narrow sidelots.
      • Industry wanted flexibility to build, but citizens wanted restrictions.
      The end result was that staff was sent back to rewrite the ordinance - no one was happy with their proposals.

  4. New Business (9:30):

    The Sully Transportation Advisory Commissioner, Jeff Parnes, is soliciting recommendations for Spot Improvements for 2005.

  5. Scheduled Meetings:

    1. You are cordially invited by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to a Community Open House, October 6, 2004, Open house from 1 to 7 p.m., Community meeting and group discussion at 7 p.m.
      • Discuss your environmental interests with DEQ representatives in your area DEQ Northern Virginia Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193
      • Instructions to the site are in the attached invitation.
      • Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. RSVP by October 4, 2004, to jasteers@deq.virginia.gov or 703-583-3810 or 800-592-5482
      • They look forward to seeing you, and please bring a friend!
    2. Fairfax County is holding a Difficult Run Public Issues Scoping Forum on Saturday, November 6th from 9-noon, at the Crossfield Elementary School
      • Fairfax County is creating watershed plans with each of its thirty watersheds, including Difficult Run. The planning process for Difficult Run started in June of this year and this meeting is one of its efforts to involve the community.
      • Visit the Difficult Run Watershed Planning Project for information on the project.
      • The county has provided a newsletter article for publishing in your homeowners or civic association newsletters or websites, and a flyer that you can post or hand-out as you wish.

    Respectfully submitted,

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

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