Agenda for 1 November 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 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 September meeting. Tracy Swagler is staff coordinator.

    2. 8:00
      • Proponent: Applicant is Stanford Hotels Corporation, Agents are Sheri Hoy and Greg Riegle.
      • Action: SE application for increase in building height
      • Location: It is on 4 parcels on the north side of 50, between 50 and the Rt 28 exit and Thunderbolt, in the NE quadrant of 28 and 50.
        Last presented at the September meeting. They received comments from Fairfax County and re-submitted their application with revisions/improvements in mid-October. The Planning Commission hearing date is December 1st.

    3. 8:30
      • Proponent: Jeff Saxe for Dulles Discovery
      • Action: Special exception for a commercial driveway from Air and Space Parkway across the R-1 parcel to the I-5 parcel.
      • Location: The area south of Wall Road and north of Air and Space Museum Parkway.
        They are pursuing a large office tenant, and if they get the tenant, the existing I-5 zoning would be used for a by right office park. They would need to cross an R-1 parcel with a driveway to access the I-5 land so they have filed an application for a commercial driveway from Air and Space Parkway across the R-1 parcel to the I-5 parcel. The SE has been scheduled for the PC on 11/4/04 and the BOS on 11/15/04. This has happened quickly in order to secure this tenant.

    4. 9:00
      • Proponent: Keith C. Martin
      • Action: APR requests that the current plan for office up to a .35 FAR with consolidation of 5 parcels be given an option for mixed use with office, hotel, support retail and multifamily up to a .35 on parcels 2 and 10 consisting of 67 acres.
      • Location: Middleton property, East of Rt. 28, north of Park Center Rd, and south of Frying Pan Road.
        Last considered in July 2001, but dropped in November 2001 when a hotel backed out of proposal.
        Parcels 3,4 and 5 terminated their contract with the proponent because they did not want to wait for the APR process and may develop by right.
        This option would require the dedication and construction of the final segment of a nort-south collector rd ($3+ million), dedication of 30 acres for parkland and construction of ball fields. The mix anticipated is approximately 1 million s.f. total - 600,000 office and hotel and 400,000 sf of multifamily.

  3. Old Business (9:30):

    1. Review of Sully Area Plan Review task Force actions. Supervisor Frey is hosting a page with the preliminary staff reports for the Task Force to review.

  4. New Business (10:00):

    1. Dana Kaufman, Lee District Supervisor, gave a presentation on Metro funding to the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations at their October 2004 membership meeting.
      According to the WMATA board Metro Matters' funding provides only a temporary fix. Metro is facing a "slow bleed" in deteriorating service quality that will be only temporarily stanched by the funding package known as "Metro Matters," according to Richard White, General Manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Mr. White described the implications of the system’s funding needs to the Transportation Planning Board on September 15.
      • "The ink will barely be dry on this agreement before we're back telling people we've got the same issues," said Mr. White. "Metro Matters helps rail crowding and bus crowding for only four years."
      • TPB Chairman Chris Zimmerman, who is also a member of the WMATA board, told the TPB that Metro Matters was designed to avoid imminent disaster, but did not represent a long-term solution. The program addresses only the next six years and includes essential preservation Without long-term funding solutions, crowding on Metro is expected to get progressively worse.
      • The rest of the discussion can be found in the October TPB News
    2. The Sully Transportation Advisory Commissioner, Jeff Parnes, is soliciting recommendations for Spot Improvements for 2005. Recommendations for spot improvements should
      • Provide immediate traffic relief
      • Cost less than $300,000
      • Not have funding currently identified
      Please have your communities make their recommendations prior to the end of 2004. Jeff will present the recommendations he receives to the SDC in 2005 for prioritization before making his recommendations to Supervisor Frey.

  5. Scheduled Meetings:

    1. I-66 Inside the Beltway Feasibility Study Workshops Alert
      • The Virginia Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration team conducting a feasibility study of how best to ease congestion on westbound I-66 inside the Capital Beltway has scheduled the following two public workshops.
        • Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
          George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA (Near West Falls Church Metro Station/across from West Falls Shopping Center/Giant Food)
        • Wednesday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
          Washington and Lee High School, 1300 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA (Corner of Washington Blvd. & N. Quincy)
      • The purpose of these workshops is to solicit public input in "refining and evaluating" the following three design concepts (plus "no build"):
        • Transit Options
        • HOV/HOT-Lane Options
        • Road Widening Options
        The sessions will be identical and involve groups of citizens working at tables with VDOT/FHWA staff. There will be no public speech-making or testimony. Persons/ organizations wishing to submit statements for the record may do so.
        Any improvements must be respectful of adjacent neighborhoods. However, it is essential that this not be a NIMBY-only process.
        Individuals and organizations recognizing that I-66 inside the Beltway is a major regional corridor and one of our worst bottlenecks are urged to attend and make clear that at least one westbound (and eastbound) lane are essential to addressing current and future travel demand.
      • An Open House on Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Washington-Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy Street, Arlington VA, will be the first opportunity to review the results of the previous week's public workshops.
      • For more information call 886-816-4466 or checkout there website:

    2. The Fairfax County's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) will conduct a community meeting to review the conceptual design plans for the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter on November 4, 2004, at 7:00 PM, in Conference Rooms 9 and 10 of the Fairfax County Government Center.
      • The Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.
      • The purpose of the Community Meeting is for DPWES and the design consultants to present the conceptual site plans and architectural elevations to the community, and to answer questions and gather community feedback on the design.
      • The family shelter will be an approximately 17,000 SF facility to be located on an approximately 5.7 acre parcel.
      • The site is located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Lee Hwy and Hampton Forest Drive.
      • For further information about this meeting, contact Carey Needham, DPWES, Building Design Branch, at 703-324-5800.

      • Fairfax County invites residents to a Public Issues Scoping Forum on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon to seek their input on a plan that will propose solutions to flooding, stream bank erosion, water quality, and other critical issues in the County's Difficult Run watershed.
      • The public forum will be held at the Crossfield Elementary School, 2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, to identify water-quality and quantity problems in streams, backyards, neighborhoods and communities in the Difficult Run watershed and to learn about current conditions identified in recent studies. The forum will be followed by a stream walk with Virginia Forester Judy Okay at 12:30 p.m. at the Fox Mill District Park, adjacent to Crossfield Elementary.
      • For more information, please contact either Krystal Kearns at 703-324-5821 or Danielle Derwin at 703-324-5616 with the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division.

    4. The twelfth Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, November 13--same time, same place, new topic. Here are the details:
      • When: Saturday, November 13 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
      • Where: Old Country Buffet, Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City
      • Program: "What Will It Take to Protect the Chesapeake Bay?"
      • Speaker: Joe Lerch, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia Land Planner with an introduction by Supervisor Penny Gross (Mason District)
        • Joe Lerch is the Virginia Land Planner for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and is part of CBF's program on this side of the Potomac to get action by Virginians and the Virginia legislature toward improving the condition of the Bay. One current effort is to obtain legislation for a dedicated source of funding for this purpose similar to Maryland's add-on fee for water utility users--the so-called "flush tax.".
        • Supervisor Gross, the speaker at our September breakfast, will introduce the program if the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel, to which she was appointed in March 2004, has released its recommendations to the EPA for financing the Bay clean-up.
      • Cost: Under $7.00. Pay the cashier as you arrive. If a senior, ask for the discount. No reservations are necessary.
      • Note: You may bring flyers on your organization's events and activities. There will be a time for announcements.

  6. Planned for 6 December Meeting

Respectfully submitted,

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

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