Agenda for 4 April 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: Tim Dennis/Van Thompson for the Church at Northern Virginia
      • Action: Increase number of school seats and add telecommunications tree pole
      • Location: Vale Road in Oakton
    2. 8:00
      • Proponent: return visit by 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 (8:30):

    1. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation held seven public meetings on the County Transportation Plan Update. These meetings introduced the update process, provided background information, and engaged the public in the discussion and review of the County Transportation Plan.
        Two were held in the Sully area:
      • 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
      Suggested changes to the Tramsportation Section of the Comprehensive plan can be submitted until 31 May 05. THE SDC LU&T committee will consider proposed changes for sponsoring by the SDC. Inital discussion to take place tonight, witha second round at the 2 May meeting, with final recommendations made by the SDC at its 25 May meeting.

    2. 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

    3. The proposed countywide Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Parks and Recreation section of the Policy Plan element was 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,at Westfield High School in Chantilly (4701 Stonecroft Boulevard)

    5. 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

    6. New Business (8:30):

      • The I-66 Inside the Beltway Feasibility Study prepared by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration is now available on the web!
        Public comment on the feasibility study will be accepted through May 1, 2005. Please feel free to visit the project web site or the info line at 1-866-4466 to formally submit comments.

    7. Scheduled Meetings:

      1. The fifteenth Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 9--same time, same place, new topic. Here are the details:
        When: Saturday, April 9 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: "Wheres the Funding Stream for Stormwater Management?
        Speakers: Carl Bouchard, Director, Stormwater Planning Division, Fairfax County DPWES
        Harry Glasgow and Sally Ormsby, Stormwater Advisory Committee members
        The financial need for Fairfax Countys Stormwater Management Program is estimated to be, at a minimum, $300 million. The last bond referendum to address capital needs was held in 1988. Since that time the General Fund has provided minimal funding to address inspections, enforcement and emergency situations only. The program is woefully short of necessary revenue to get the program on track. The County Executive included in his proposed FY 2006 budget one cent (app. $18 million) on the real estate tax rate for stormwater management. The Board of Supervisors appointed a Stormwater Advisory Committee to study and make recommendations on the advisability of instituting a utility fee to ensure a dedicated source of funding for the stormwater management program. The committees recommendations will be presented to the Board at its Environmental Committee meeting on March 28.
        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.
        If you have friends or associates who would like to receive notices about the Green Breakfasts, events and environmental issues, please provide their e-mail addresses.

      2. 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:,

      3. Community Tree Forum III at the Reston Community Center, April 12, 2005 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Village Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston.
        Fairfax County, VA--Do you have concerns about trees on your property or in your community? Are you looking for help or advice about your trees? How do you know when a tree should be removed? With a recent focus on trees in the media many people do not know where to turn for help and accurate advice. Fairfax Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) will present the Fairfax Community Tree Forum III , A panel of experts will deliver the most up to date information about trees and address your concerns. The program is free and open to the public. Each participant will receive a resource packet of information for future reference. Reservations are required by Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Seating is limited to 100. Make your reservations today by calling 703-324-5369, TTY 711.

      4. The 2005 Governor's Conference on Greenways, Blueways & Trails will be held 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 .

      5. The Battlefield Bypass Public hearing is May 5 at Battlefield High School on Rt 15, from 6:30 to 9.

      6. Tri-County Parkway Location Study Public Hearings (Scheduled for May 9, 10, 11, 2005)
        • Public Hearing Details
          The purpose of the public hearing is to present the findings of the Tri-County Parkway Location Study, and to obtain input from the community. The comment period for these public hearings is open through May 21, 2005.
          VDOT will conduct Open Forum Public Hearings where you can review the findings of the study and provide your comments for the record. Exhibit Areas will be set up during the Open Forum and citizens can discuss the details and study results with representatives of VDOT and the consultant team. Comments received during the Public Hearings will be summarized and presented to the CTB for their consideration
        • Open Forum Public Hearing Schedule
          Three identical public hearings will be held throughout the study area for all interested citizens. You are encouraged to attend any of the public hearings. The open forum style hearing will begin at 5 p.m. and run till 8:00 p.m.
          • Prince William County, Monday, May 9, 2005, Stonewall Jackson Senior High School, 8820 Rixlew LaneManassas, VA 20109
          • Fairfax County, Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Bull Run Elementary School, 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20121
          • Loudoun County, Wednesday, May 11, 2005, Arcola Elementary School, 24328 Goshen Road, Aldie, VA 20105

        JUNE 20, 2005 - 5:30 PM: SULLY and HUNTER MILL DISTRICTS
        LOCATION: Board Auditorium, County Government Center,12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
        To sign up to speak at the Board of Supervisors public hearings, call the Clerk to the Board at (703) 324-3151 (TTY 703-324-3903)
        Public Hearings/Mark-up are televised live on Cable Channel 16.
        Streaming video -- Channel 16 Live! At"
        The purpose of the 2004 North County Area Plans Review (APR) process is to evaluate nominations to amend the County's Comprehensive Plan. Only nominations recommended for approval by the Planning Commission will be the subject of Board of Supervisors public hearings. APR nominations which do not receive a favorable recommendation by the Planning Commission are denied and will not be subject to further consideration during the 2004 North County APR process.

    8. Planned for 2 May Meeting

      • 7:30
        • Proponent: Jeff Saxe
        • Action: Out-of Turn plan amendment
        • Location: Dulles Discovery update
          Jeff indicated they were not ready present the Dulles Discovery Active Adult Plan at our March meeting. They are redesigning the plan to address staff issues and changing market conditions and won't have it ready by then.
          Also, they have signed a lease with an office tenant for a 375,000 foot user in the northeast quadrant of the interchange, the first of 3 expected buildings. Work should start on it in late 2005.
      • 8:00
        • Proponent: Lisa M. Chiblow, Land Use Planner for McGuireWoods LLP
        • Action: The current zoning is R-1. The proposal is to rezone the property to PDH-3 to develop the site with a mix of single family attached and detached dwelling units
        • Location: Rt 50 West of Rugby Road
          Renaissance Manor. This property is currently used as a golf driving range facility and is located along the north side of Route 50 approximately 675 feet west of Rugby Road. The tax map number is TM 45-2-((1))-1. The site is 30.56 acres. The current zoning is R-1. The proposal is to rezone the property to PDH-3 to develop the site with a mix of single family attached and detached dwelling units similar to this existing Renaissance development at the northwest corner of Rugby Road and Route 50. The unit mix includes 63 SFD and 49 SFA with 14 ADU's for an overall site density of 3.6 du/acre.
          The number of trips to be generated from this site is consistent with the land use densities recommended in the Comprehensive Plan.
      • 8:30
        • Proponent: Lisa M. Chiblow, Land Use Planner for McGuireWoods LLP
        • Action: The current zoning is R-1. The proposal is to rezone the property to PDH-5 to develop the site with 34 single family attached dwelling units.
        • Location: Northeast corner of Route 50 and Rugby Road
          Kensington Manor. The property is currently undeveloped. It is located at the northeast corner of Route 50 and Rugby Road. The tax map numbers are TM 45-2-((2))-2, 3, 4, 30. The site is 6.93 acres. The current zoning is R-1. The proposal is to rezone the property to PDH-5 to develop the site with 34 single family attached dwelling units. These will be similar to the product style and type of the project being developed on the west side of Rugby Road across the street from the subject property.
          The number of trips to be generated from this site is consistent with the land use densities recommended in the Comprehensive Plan.
      • 9:00
        • Proponent: SDC LU&T
        • Action: Propsed changes to the Fairfax County Transportation Plan
        • Location: Sully and other nearby areas

    Respectfully submitted,

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

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