Agenda for 27 June 2007 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. The meeting will be cancelled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are cancelled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting
- Presentation by Michael Cooper of MWAA on current development in and around Washington Dulles Airport
- Election of Council officers for 07/08 Slate
- Land Use and Transportation
This a return presentation, see the February 2007 agenda.
- Proponent: Amy Bruno, Bean, Kinney & Korman for Commerce Bank
- Action: Special Exception for a drive-through window for a bank
- Location: On the southeast corner of Walney Road and Rt 50
This a return presentation, see the May 2007 minutes.
- Proponent: Jane Kelsey of Jane Kelsey & Associates, Inc. for the The Montessori School of Fairfax, Inc
- Action: An increase in the number of children from 99 to 150 is being requested as well as another classroom and a multi-purpose room.
- Location: 3411 Lees Corner Road
The school has attempted to contact local communities regarding their expansion.
Even though the building is proposed to be 25 feet from the property line, Staff has a concern regarding grading and how it might affect both the on-site trees and off-site trees. They are agreeing to a development condition the wording of which needs refinement which would address their concern. Staff also proposes to include a condition that requires a bond so that if one of the trees dies, it will be replaced by the Applicant or the bond will not be returned. They do not have that wording as yet.
The revised plat shows several changes including a refinement of the clearing and grading lines, fencing around the play area, the sidewalk from the building to the parking lot (now flagstone), a reduction of parking spaces which will help ensure that the trees in the front are more likely to live.
The PC hearing is July 26 but the school is hoping to hear from the citizens in sufficient time to address any of their concerns. They have informed the Franklin Farm Foundation of their return to our committee. A property owner in the Armfield Farm Community called in response to their letter and provided the name of their new property management company. It had previously been thought to be Armstrong Management, which is still listed in the real estate assessment records. Ten citizens were contacted and one has responded within a timeframe so that they can address the questions raised. The Armfields Farm Management Company will be sent a cover letter and a copy of the Special Exception plat.
This a return presentation, see the May 2007 minutes.
- Proponent: Saeid Rahnavard for Vahid K. Amin
- Action: RZ # 2007-SU-006 rezoning of the subject property from the I-3 Light Intensity Industrial District to I-5 General Industrial District to permit the operation of warehousing with associated retail and/or other proffered uses.
- Location: The Property is located on the north side of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50), approximately 0.17 mile east of the Loudon County Line
They revised their proffer statements twice based on our and staff's comments, first on 6 June and again on 21 June.
As the committee was concerned about Adult-related retail sales the developer reports that it is not allowed by proffers. We also were concerned about the Eastern architectural elevation which they have revised as per our recommendation. The revised GPD shows smaller buiilidng, since the a portion of the travelway at the vicinity of the RPA was in floodplain. Now everthing is outside the foodplain limit. They are going in front of the PC on July 12th.
See discussion of community meeting to be held on 25 June below
- Proponent: Newpath Networks and Sprint PCS reprsented by Hillorie S. Morrison, Senior Land Use Consultant, Network Building & Consulting
- Action: Zoning Application to contruct a Distributed Antenna System
- Location: Along Hunter Mill Road between Lawyers and Vale roads
- Old Business
- At the 4 June 2007 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Rick Steven of the Fairfax County Office of Transportation presented the status of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension to Wiehle Avenue.
- A public hearing on Route 645 - Stringfellow Road was held on 12 June at Chantilly High School
- The proposal is to widen the existing two-lanes of Stringfellow Road to a four-lane divided roadway with sidewalks, curb and gutter and a raised median. These improvements will begin at the intersection of Stringfellow Road and Fair Lakes Boulevard (Route 7735) and continue north to its intersection with the Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50).
- Project information is available for review at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District office located at 14685 Avion Parkway in Chantilly, telephone (703) 383-2000, toll free (888) 383-VDOT. Property impacts and relocation assistance policies, and tentative construction schedules are available for review at VDOT’s office.
- Provide comments by June 22, 2007 to Mr. L. Bud Seigel, P.E., Preliminary Engineering Manager, 14685 Avion Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151-1104 or e-mail them to Meeting_Comments @ vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference "Stringfellow Road Widening Comments" in the subject heading.
- Read the 14 June 2007 Chantilly Times article on the public hearing.
- Review VDOT's powerpoint presentation
- New Business
- At DATA's Annual Transportation Roundtable (20 June 2007), Kathy Ichter, head of Fairfax County's Department of Transportation, gave the Fairfax County Perspective
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Community meeting about a Distributed Antenna System 8:15 p.m. Monday, 25 June at the Good Shepard Methodist Church, 2351 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna
- Newpath Networks and Sprint PCS plan a Distributed Antenna System generally along Hunter Mill Road between Vale and Lawyers Road. Although the facilities are located in the Providence and Hunter Mill districts, they will be visible from Hunter Mill and Vale roads.
- HB 3202 Regional Funding Public Hearing Date Set by Northern Virginia Transportation Authority 6:00 p.m. 12 July 2007, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, 7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
- The advertised purpose is "to consider enacting the seven taxes and fees authorized by the General Assembly in HB3202, as well as an initial set of projects and an associated bond issue."
- The Authority may act on some or all of these measures immediately after the public hearing.
- Comments will be received between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes.
- Written comments can be sent to: The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, c/o NVRC, 3060 Williams Drive, Suite 510, Fairfax, Virginia 22031.
- Information regarding the Authority can be found at www.novaregion.org/novatrans
- Mark your calendars! The 27th Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 14--same time, same place, new topic.
- When: Saturday, July 14 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
- Where: Old Country Buffet, Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City - next to Cinema Arts Theatre
- Program: Land Conservation - A Win-Win Program
- Whit Field, Vice President and General Counsel, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT)
- Kay Rutledge, Manager, Land Acquisition and Management Branch, Planning and Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA)
Governor Kaine has set a goal of conserving 400,000 acres of land during his tenure. The legislature has provided some funds for this purpose but not enough to reach the Governor’s goal. There are many strategies that can be used to ensure that land is conserved and protected for future generations.
Fairfax County carries out its land conservation program primarily through NVCTin addition to proffers and other avenues. The County is fortunate that nearly 10 percent of its land area is open space, which is its goal. The Park Authority tries to acquire land as it becomes available to add to its park system. Hear about how the Virginia program can benefit landowners and future residents and how NVCT and FCPA carry out their land conservation programs.
- Cost: About $9.00 Pay the cashier as you arrive. If a senior, ask for the discount. No reservations are necessary.
- The Fairfax Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is in operation and ready to begin their first Basic Training Course beginning in September. You can download the application form from their web site (see last paragraph).
Love parks, lakes and trails? Become a certified Virginia Master Naturalist!
- Apply for membership in the new Fairfax Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists. We provide local residents with naturalist training, then connect them with important volunteer stewardship, citizen science, and education opportunities in parks and natural areas.
Certified Master Naturalists preserve and protect natural resources by
- mapping and evaluating hiking trails
- restoring stream valleys by getting rid of invasive weeds and replacing them with native plants
- studying wildlife
- leading nature center programs
- monitoring the health of our streams
- and much more!
- We are seeking applicants for our fall training program. The three-month Basic Training Course, taught by some 20 recognized environmental and scientific experts, offers fun and interactive instruction in natural history and forest and aquatic ecology. This educational experience will prepare volunteers to provide valuable community service.
- To learn more and to obtain the application form, please visit our website or email FMNvolunteer @ cox.net
- Planned for 25 July 2007 Meeting
- No membership meeting planned for July and August
- Land Use and Transportation
- Proponent: Julie Cline, planner with Holland and Knight
- Action: Special Permit (SP 2007-SU-060) for an indoor baseball/softball training facility
- Location: 4080 Walney Road, Tax Map Number 34-4 ((11)) A5
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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