Agenda for 7 March 2005 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: Joseph Drake, Orr Partners
      • Action: Korean Central Presbyterian Church
      • Location: Off of Rt 29 West and South of Bull Run Elementary School

  3. Old Business (8:00):

  4. New Business (8:30):

  5. Scheduled Meetings:

    1. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold seven public meetings on the County Transportation Plan Update. These meetings will introduce the update process, provide background information, and engage the public in the discussion and review of the County Transportation Plan.
      • March 1, 2005 Tuesday 7 p.m. South County Center 8350 Richmond Hwy Alexandria, VA 22309
      • March 3, 2005 Thursday 7 p.m. Marshall High School 7731 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043
      • March 8, 2005 Tuesday 7 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne 1609-A Washington Plaza Reston, VA 20190
      • March 9, 2005 Wednesday 7 p.m. Key Middle School 6402 Franconia Road Springfield, VA 22150
      • March 10, 2005 Thursday 7 p.m. Rocky Run Middle School 4400 Stringfellow Road Chantilly, VA 20151
      • March 12, 2005 Saturday 9 a.m. County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035
      • March 14, 2005 Monday 7 p.m. Fairfax County Braddock District Office 9002 Burke Lake Road Burke, VA 22015
      For more information, please contact the Fairfax County Department of Transportation at: 703-324-1100, TTY 703-324-1102
      For ADA accommodations, please contact 703-324-1100, TTY 703-324-1102 and allow five working days in advance.

    2. The fourteenth Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 5--same time, same place, new topic. And, there will be a BONUS after the program, a showing of Reining in the StormOne Building at a Time, the new 30-minute documentary film by Dave Eckert about Low Impact Development (LID) that has received great reviews. So, if you can stay an extra half hour, we know you will enjoy the film.

      Here are the details:

      • When: Saturday, March 5 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. breakfast/program, and 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. film
      • Where: Old Country Buffet Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City
      • Program: "How They Do It in Germany
      • Speaker: Mark Gibb, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
        In 1999 and again in 2004 a delegation representing the Northern Virginia Regional Commission visited the Verband, an elected regional government, in Stuttgart to observe how their region planned and managed transportation, land use, and the environment. The Stuttgart region is approximately the same size as Northern Virginia with similar populations. A delegation from the Stuttgart regional government paid a return visit to Northern Virginia in 2003.
        Interestingly, the two areas have similar problems that are addressed in very different ways regionally in Germany versus locally for the most part in Northern Virginia (except for transportation). Mark Gibb, who traveled to Germany for both visits, will show us examples of the results of regional planning in the Stuttgart area. .
      • 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.

    3. The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations and The Washington Post request the pleasure of your company at the Fifty-fifth Annual Awards Banquet honoring
      • the 2004 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year Dr. G. Ray Worley
      • and Citation of Merit Recipients: Jennifer Cooper and Merrily Pierce
      Guest Speaker, The Honorable Katherine K. Hanley, Former Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
      Sunday, the Thirteenth of March at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia

    4. Monday, March 14, 2005 Fairfax County Transportation Summit at the Government Center.

      The SDC has forwarded the following names as attendees:

      • Jim Fowler, Gate Post Estates II Homeowners Association
      • David D Metcalf, Sully Station II
      • Georgette Kohler, Rock Hill Civic Assoc
      • John G. Swanson, Franklin Farm Foundation

    5. The Staff Report for the proposed countywide Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Parks and Recreation section of the Policy Plan element is now available. The proposed amendment will be the subject of public hearings before the Planning Commission at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2005, and the Board of Supervisors at 4 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2005. Both public hearings will be held in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

      The proposed amendment includes modifications to the Parks and Recreation section of the county's Policy Plan, including the policies addressing the balanced provision of recreation facilities and open space, protection of natural and cultural resources and mitigation of impacts to the County's parklands. The amendment has incorporates changes to the Parks Classification system and provides service level standards for parkland and park facilities.

      Copies of the Staff Report can be obtained from the Department of Planning and Zoning, 7th floor, Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax (weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Copies are also available online at

      For more information about the staff report, call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 703-324-1334, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      For more information regarding the Planning Commission public hearing or to register to speak, visit the Planning Commission Web page at or call the Planning Commission at 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951. For more information about the Board of Supervisors' public hearing or to register to speak, visit or call the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3908.


      SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 10 a.m. ? 2 p.m. (Free and lunch sandwiches provided to participants)
      WHERE: Westfield High School in Chantilly (4701 Stonecroft Boulevard)
      WHY: We need YOU to contribute to a Watershed Management Plan for the Cub Run and Bull Run Watersheds of western Fairfax County! You live in the watershed and can share your knowledge of its water-related problems. We need you to help develop strategies for protecting and restoring the streams and natural resources in our community.
      WHO: Everyone is affected: residents, schools, parks, outdoors activities, and businesses.
      WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE FORUM?: At the community forum, you will learn about watershed issues affecting our streams and neighborhoods, as well as innovative new tools and methods for correcting these problems. Equally important, you will be asked to identify specific locations of different water-related problems in your community, and to provide suggestions on the kinds of strategies you would most like the County to pursue to remedy the problems.
      WHAT IS THE WATERSHED? The Cub Run and Bull Run Watershed, the watershed in which we live, is approximately sixty square miles, and is located in western Fairfax County and eastern Loudoun County. Our watershed is experiencing problems common to many urban watersheds, such as uncontrolled storm water runoff, stream bank erosion, habitat degradation, litter, and sedimentation. Our hope for this Forum is that people like you who live in the watershed will help create a meaningful Watershed Plan for the County to implement.
      WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN? Parents are encouraged to attend the main Forum while their children enjoy a fun environmental education session. Parents may also feel free to stay with their children to learn about watersheds, bugs in the stream, and stream monitoring with fun hands-on activities.
      WHY IS THE COUNTY DOING THIS? This Forum is part of a larger countywide effort to develop and implement watershed plans to protect, preserve and restore the County's streams and other natural resources. Tackling each of its thirty watersheds, Fairfax County intends to complete its watershed plans by 2010, and begin implementing priority strategies immediately. The Cub Run and Bull Run watershed planning effort began in early 2004, and is due to be completed in November 2005.
      WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED? The Cub Run and Bull Run Community Advisory Committee is working with the County to develop the Watershed Plan. The Committee consists of 29 citizen representatives from local neighborhood associations, civic associations, environmental and conservation groups, businesses and developers, recreation, local government, transportation, as well as upstream Loudoun County and the downstream Occoquan Reservoir watershed.
      Please come to the Forum! Learn what's happening and contribute your knowledge and ideas!
      REGISTRATION: Advance registration is desired, to ensure sufficient sandwiches are available for lunch, but is not required. Registration is particularly desired if you are planning to bring your children to enjoy the youth program. To register, please call Bill Barrack at 703-642-5500 or e-mail: Arrive by 9:30 a.m. to register early, enjoy refreshments, and view displays.

    7. Dulles Area Transportation Association - Improving Transportation in the Greater Dulles Area
      Transportation Seminar Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - "Transportation in the News"
      Host - Michael Bartscherer, America Online
      Speakers & Topics
      • Ken Wilkinson, VDOT -Richmond -Tri-County Parkway
      • William C. Cuttler, VDOT - Update on Rt. 50 & Rt. 7
      • John DeBell, Burgess & Niple - Rt. 28 Tax District Update
      • Susan Shaw, VDOT & Jon Harman, Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC - Rt. 28 update
      DATA Members - Complimentary, Non DATA Members - $25.00
      8:00am: Continental Breakfast & Registration
      8:30 -10:30am: "Transportation in the News"
      Question & Answer after each presenter
      Driving Directions to AOL Campus: Take Route 28 North towards Sterling. Follow Route 28 North for approximately 3 miles from the Dulles Access/Toll Road (you will notice heavy road construction on Route 28). Follow the signs for Waxpool Road/ Pacific Blvd., and exit Route 28 on the ramp on the right side of the road. You will see the campus on the left. Quickly veer towards the left hand side of the road and make a left at the first traffic light onto Pacific Blvd. Enter the campus at the Headquarters Building (first building on the right) and let the guard know you are there for the DATA Seminar and you will be directed to the appropriate parking location. Once inside the building you will be directed to the Geneva Conference Room.
      Please register for this seminar by email to or to register by phone at 703-817-1307. You must register by Friday, March 18th in order to attend this event.

    8. George Mason Earth Week 2005
      • Tuesday, April 12th 4:30-7:10 David King 2074
        Gas Hydrates, Clay and Human Societies -- interdisciplinary presentations and discussion of climate change
      • Wednesday, April 13th 12-2pm at GMU Johnson Center Cinema
        OIL ON ICE : The Fate of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge--documentary film and panel discussion.
      • Thursday, April 14th 1:30-4pm at GMU Johnson Center Cinema
        SILA ALANGOTOK : Inuit Observations on Climate Change--documentary film and panel discussion.
      • Tuesday, April 19th 10:30-11:45 at Harris Theater
        DAVID ORR "Climate Change and Citizenship--lecture and discussion
      • Tuesday, April 19th 2-4pm at Mason Hall D3
        DAVID ORR "The What, How & Why of Campus Greening"-town hall meeting
      • Tuesday, April 19th 7-9pm at GMU Johnson Center Cinema
        DAVID ORR KEYNOTE "Climate Change: My World, My Response"
      • Wednesday, April 20th 12-2 pm at Johnson Center, 3rd floor, Room G
        Where We Go From Here: Strategies for Active Work at GMU--awards luncheon and brainstorming session
      Contact info:,

    9. The following notice announces the 2005 Governor's Conference on Greenways, Blueways & Trails on May 1-4. For further information, call or e-mail Doug Pickford at NVRC (contact information at end of notice).
      Do you believe in the power of trails? That a water trail can teach a history lesson? That a greenway can foster public health? That a good hike restores the soul?
      If so, the 2005 Governor's Conference on Greenways, Blueways & Trails is your opportunity to join like-minded trail advocates for informative sessions and hands-on workshops. The conference will be held May 1-4 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Come learn how parks, non-profits, and the private sector are Building Active Communities throughout Virginia. Hear from international experts and swap ideas over barbecue at the Park Service's Tredegar Iron Works. Sessions address everything from clearing bureaucratic hurdles to using state-of-the-art planning software to creatively marketing your trail.
      For a detailed overview of conference offerings and to register now, visit:
      The full conference costs just $150. Meals are included, and hotel rooms are offered to attendees at a discounted rate. To request additional information or a printed brochure, e-mail .

  6. Planned for 4 April Meeting

Respectfully submitted,

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

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