6 February 2006 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeffrey Parnes and Jim Neighbors

  1. Presentations:

    1. 7:30 The citizen advisory committee presented a near mature plan with county staff on hand to answer questions.
      • 53 square miles
      • Bull Run streams
      • Biological studies indicate 82% of streams on good or poor
      • 74% of the samples exceed bacteria standards
      • Streambank erosion
      • March 18, 2006 Public Hearing
      • Dulles Airport Environmental Impact Statement
        1. 140 acres will be impacted with 10 miles of streams
        2. Asking for more commitment and on-going discussions
        3. Better control with storm water drainage
      • Loudoun County Development
        1. Same minimal water quality standards
        2. Do not touch any of the tidal basins from Cheapeake Bay
      • Final report in April or May 2006 before the Board of Supervisors decision in Summer 2006
      • https://www.fairfaxcounty-watersheds.net
      • Protect 90% of the park lands
      • Regional planning process vs. site plans
      • Consultant for natural and cultural inventories
      • Draft plan in mid-March 2006
      • Public Hearing in April 2006
      • Regional impacts from Loudoun County and Prince William County
      • Future presentation on 6 March

    2. 8:00
      • Proponent: Jeff Saxe for Sully North Investments
      • Action: SE to allow increase in building height and Rezoning
      • Location: South side of Wall Road 800 feet west of Centreville Road
        ? Intersection of RT-28/Air and Space Parkway ? Acquiring land ? Castle land property (vacant land) ? Major changes since 2004 • Single-family density • 35-foot to 60-foot height ceiling • No traffic circle • New access road to Sully Plantation is near-term o Remove light at RT-28 • Support reality o Shops, coffee shop, o Two-story professional buildings • Larger pond with storm water drainage o Club house with maintenance costs o Trail and benches o Two tennis courts • Small hotel (4 stories) • Residential o Villas along Centreville Road o Condos with four levels • Pocket Parks in the development • Historical cemeteries owned by the developer o Archeological surveys • No pet parks • County ADUs o 12.5% of the housing o 70% of the median income o Two levels of HOA fees based on housing type • 990 units • Clubs o Internet Café and Coffee o Ballroom o Billards o Fitness class and instructors o Walking trails o Card rooms • 6-8 years with best-case scenario • Traffic study in Fall 2005 • Guest parking • One-side sidewalks • Landscape design

  2. Old Business (8:30):

    • DATA cosponsored, with DCRA (Dulles Corridor Rail Association) its third seminar on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) on 30 March 2006. These presentations are available in either PDF or PPT formats:
      • TOD in Fairfax County PDF PPT
      • Putting Transportation Demand Management (TDM) in TOD PDF PPT
      • The Washington Area Economy PDF PPT
      • Loudoun Station PDF PPT

  3. New Business (9:00):

    • The Route 28 Corridor Improvements Project Team is pleased to announce that the McLEAREN ROAD INTERCHANGE at ROUTE 28 is OPENING TO TRAFFIC on WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD, 2006
      • Beginning Wednesday, May 3rd after the morning rush hour, crews will begin switching McLearen Road traffic to the new bridge over Route 28. The existing signal at Route 28 and McLearen will be shut off at that time. All ramps will be open on the interchange with the exception of one ramp (Westbound McLearen Road traffic to Northbound Route 28), which cannot be completed until after traffic is switched to the bridge.
      • A DETOUR will be in place while this remaining ramp construction is completed. The Detour is shown on the attached map and is as follows:
        • No access to Northbound Route 28 from Westbound McLearen Road
        • A marked DETOUR will be in place directing traffic to use Centreville Road continuing North past McLearen Road, make a left onto Frying Pan Road and continue to access Route 28 North or use alternate routes.
        As soon as traffic is switched, construction crews will begin utility work under the existing roadway and then complete final construction of the ramp. The new ramp construction is anticipated to be completed and open to traffic the week of June 18, 2006, weather permitting.
      • For more information on the project, please see the website at www.28freeway.com.

  4. Scheduled Meetings:

      • Meeting: Tuesday, May 2, 2006 5:00PM to 8:00PM
      • Location: Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA.
      • Purpose: This meeting is to provide interested citizens an opportunity to informally review, discuss, and provide input on design concepts for improvements to Stringfellow Road (Route 645) from Route 50 (Lee Jackson Highway) to Route 7735 (Fair Lakes Boulevard).

    • PUBLIC HEARING: Sully Woodlands Regional Master Plan
      • The Fairfax County Park Authority is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA. The purpose of the hearing is to take public comment on the proposed Sully Woodlands Regional Master Plan for approximately 4,400 acres of parkland in the Bull Run and Cub Run watersheds. The document addresses approximately 2,150 acres of recently acquired park property in the western portion of the county, in addition to 2,250 acres of existing parkland including E.C. Lawrence Park, Cub Run Stream Valley Park, and Richard W. Jones Park. The Regional Master Plan proposes management guidelines, land use recommendations with general locations of use zones illustrated, and potential next steps in the planning process.
      • The proposed plan is available for review at the Fairfax County Park Authority at the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax or online.

    • Tenant-Landlord Public Forum When: Thursday, May 18, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Where: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Conference Room 9
      • Join your public commissioners and county staff in an interactive discussion of tenant-landlord relations, concerns, and issues. Participants will have the opportunity to meet local elected officials. Information from the discussion will be shared with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
      • For information about the forum, call 703-222-8435, TTY 711. Directions available and more information about Tenant-Landlord issues available

    • Cub Run Lovers this is a reminder to reserve Tuesday, May 23 on your calendars for a CAC meeting at Westfield High School from 6:30 to 9:30. There are several important topics for discussion in the meeting:
      • Final comments on Sections 1-5
      • Presentation followed by discussion on the Project Prioritization and Cost Benefit Analysis found in Sections 6 and 7.

    • ARE YOU AND YOUR PET PREPARED FOR DISASTER? LEARN HOW - Preparing Pets for Disaster - Tuesday, May 23 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sully District Governmental Center 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard Chantilly, VA 20151
      • He is part of the family. You send him to school, buy him that cute sweater, and take him to the doctor for check ups. Together, you go for walks in the neighborhood, drives in the car, and maybe even get photos with Santa or the Easter Bunny. You love him so much!...He's your dog.
      • Taking care of your pet’s needs in part of your daily routine. But, in the event of an emergency or area disaster, do you know what to do so your pet(s) will be safe? Learn how, at a seminar that will provide you with knowledge and skills, to have the best chance of safeguarding your companion animal(s):

  5. Planned for 5 June Meeting

    • 7:30
      • Proponent: Keith Martin is the agent
      • Action: An out-of-turn comprehensive plan amendment, So5-III-FC1, would add an option for independent living facility for up to 200 elderly units subject to several guidelines
      • Location: The parcel is identified as Tax Map 46-3 ((1)) 14C, and is east of the Dominion Power substation on Rt. 50 and across the street from the Hilton Garden Hotel on Fair Ridge Drive in Fairfax.
      An article from the 26 May 2006 Chantilly Times describes the proposal in more depth.

    Respectfully submitted,

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

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