The proposal is to rezone the half acre lot that was not part of Lowe Street RZ2004-SU-015 approved by BOS January of 2005. The rezoning to PDH-5 with density of 4.9 units to acre included 27 of 28 lots. Mr. Voss held out. He attended the Land Use Committee meetings when RZ2004-SU-015 was discussed. A developer has now bought out Mr. Voss and applied to rezone his lot to PDH-5 and incorporate into approved FDP. Proposal will result in 2 more lots or effective 4 units to acre density with 35% open space. An Urban Forester is involved in an effort to preserve some mature trees. Chuck Hastings of Chantilly Greens says they have no objection. This would complete the consolidation called for in Comprehensive Plan.
This Special Exception application (SE 2006-SU-024 ) has been submitted on behalf of Wolseley Investments, Inc. ("Wolesley") to permit outdoor storage in association with a warehousing establishment within the Sully Historic Overlay District. The 4.6 acre subject property, zoned I-6 and WS, is located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection between Centerview Drive and Lowe Street. Article A1-303 of the Zoning Ordinance states:
Specifically, Wolseley proposes to operate a plumbing supply facility that caters to the waterworks industry. To support this type of operation, Wolseley proposes to construct a one story, 15,000 square foot office/warehouse and a paved outdoor storage area of approximately 120,000 square foot. A future building expansion of 7,200 square feet is proposed for the north side of the office/warehouse, which when constructed, will effectively reduce the size of the outdoor storage area to approximately 113,000 square feet. The development has been designed to provide no adverse visual impact upon the Sully complex or the approaches to this historic resource.
Wolesley will extend Lowe Street to connect to Centerview Drive and will provide extensive perimeter landscaping to preclude the view into the sight from the public right-of-way. Stormwater management requirements will be addressed through the proposed stormwater management dry pond that will be constructed in the northwest portion of the property.
Wolesley is not requesting any waiver or modification of perimeter screening and buffering. In order to improve the buffer treatment, so as not only to decrease visibility into the site, but to provide a more attractive development, Wolesley will install a six-foot board-on-board fence.
The Application was reviewed at a work session of the Architectural Review Board (ARB) on November 9, 2006, and will be reviewed by the ARB for action at their December 14, 2006 meeting. The Application is currently scheduled for a January 31, 2007 Planning Commission public hearing.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee