Sully District Council
Minutes of the Council Meeting
25 April 2007

by Jim Neighbors
  1. Summary:  The meeting was held on April 25, 2007 at the Sully Government Center, Chantilly, VA. The council heard presentations from state and county transportation officials, Commonwealth Centre, Fairfax County Water Authority, and a hotel developer.

  2. Attendees
    • Committee members; Carol Hawn (Old Mill), Jay Johnston (Virginia Run), Mark McConn (Bull Run), Jim Neighbors (Sully Station), and Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands)
    • Presentors: Maurice Avren (Fairfax Water), Chris Chambers (BPG Properties), Jamie Hedges (Fairfax Water), Mark Looney (Cooley Godward Kronish). Elizabeth McKeeby (Walsh,Colucci), Jane Rosenbaum (FCDOT), Susan Shaw (VDOT), Tracy Struck (FxCoDPZ), Jill Switkin (Cooley Godward Kronish). and Steve Weisberger (Fairfax Water)

  3. Membership

    • VDOT and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) (Susan Shaw, VDOT and Jane Rosenbaum of Fairfax County DOT) provided an update from RT-28 from I-66 to RT-7. The representatives described the following changes along the RT-28 corridor.
      • Willard Road detour road and interchange construction in Summer/Fall 2008
      • Frying Pan Road and two Loudoun County interchanges by the end of year
      • The Old Centreville road construction completion in the Fall
      • The Walney Road/Braddock Road intersection completion in June
      • The Popular Tree Road expansion, between Sequoia Farms Drive to Braddock Road, in Spring 2008 (pending transportation bond approval in November)
      The council recommended a right turn only for the EC Lawrence Park intersection on RT-28.

  4. Land Use and Transportation Meeting
    • Presentations:
      1. 8:30
        • Proponent: Jill Switkin, Esq. Associate, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP representing Commonwealth Centre Investors, LLC
        • Action: The Development will include a combination of office, two nationally known and branded hotels, as well as support retail comprising +/-80,000 square feet intended to serve the needs of the area's businesses and employees. Furthermore, the Development will incorporate stormwater management measures and best management practices, low-impact development designs and materials, and environmentally sensitive streetscape and landscaping. In sum, the Commonwealth Centre will be a pedestrian and environment-friendly, commercial mixed-use development that caters to the market demands of Westfields.
        • Location: Develop the Commonwealth Centre, generally bounded on the east by Westfields Boulevard/Route 662, on the west by Sully Road/Route 28 and on the south by the intersection of Westfields Boulevard and Sully Road and located in the heart of Westfields in Fairfax County, with a commercial mixed-use development.
        This is a follow-up presentation to the original made in Jan 2007. The lawyer discussed the Commonwealth Centre, generally bounded on the east by Westfields Boulevard/Route 662, on the west by Sully Road/Route 28 and on the south by the intersection of Westfields Boulevard and Sully Road and located in the heart of Westfields in Fairfax County, with a commercial mixed-use development. The first occupancy will in early 2008. A main street style with first floor shops and restaurants will be in later stages of development. A high-end restaurant and two hotels are part of the centre. One of the issues was the trail system and developer made some changes based on recommendations from the planning staff and Park Authority.

      2. 9:00
        • Proponent: Jamie Bain Hedges, P.E, Director, Planning and Engineering Division, for Fairfax Water
        • Action: Proposed storage tank
        • Location: West Ox Road
        This briefing discusses Fairfax Water's expansion plans for their West Ox Road site. The Fairfax Water Authority is adding a new tank at the existing West Ox Road facility. Public hearing comments are landscaping and fencing. The Planning Commission date is May 24 and Board of Supervisors date is June 18. Site design is mid-2008 and construction manager will be on-site, unmanned site after construction. The entire project cost is $6 million with water from the Potomac Plant. Additional phases is in the five to ten years.

      3. 9:30
        • Proponent: Elizabeth A. McKeeby, AICP, Land Use Planner, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C. for Mr. Vinay Patel
        • Action: Prospective Special Exception to permit a hotel use on the vacant land known as 14530 Lee Road
        • Location: 14530 Lee Road
        Supervisor Frey suggested that they meet to get some additional feedback on their concept for a hotel. Provided here are conceptual/illustrative only materials as no application has been filed as of yet. A land-use planner and hotel developer discussed the prospective special exception to permit a hotel use on the vacant land known as 14530 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA. The hotel is for a medium-size, corporate business market. A conservation area is behind the hotel. The council recommend all brick for the hotel material to fit into the existing local architecture.

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