Sully District Council
Minutes of the Council Meeting
27 February 2008

by Jim Neighbors
  1. Summary: The meeting was held on 27 February 2008 at the Sully Government Center, Chantilly, VA. The meeting agenda is available from the SDC website

  2. Attendees
    • Committee members; Lewis Grimm (Franklin Farm), Jay Johnston (Virginia Run), Bill Liedtke (The Meadows), Mark McConn (Bull Run), Kathy Murry (Cmpton Ridge HOA), Jim Neighbors (Sully Station), and Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands)
    • Presentors/Guests: Dennis Holder & Katayoon Shaya (Fairfax County DPWES), Marlene Shade (PSA - Dewberry), John Tawant (Public), Kate Youngbluth & Mark Looney (Cooley Godwin), Kay Rutledge (FCPA)

  3. Membership

    • The Honorable Kathy Smith, Sully School Board Supervisor, and Deirdra McLaughlin, Assistant Supervisor for Financial Services in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), provided a presentation about the 2009 FCPS budget. Total school budget is $2.3 billion with a projected deficit of $120 million. Budget will eliminate the following programs: K-2 initiative for at-risk students, textbook adoption, and time out rooms. Additionally, the budget will reduce assistive technology teachers, central office support, class size expenditures, general education instructional assistants, and inclusive schools resource teachers. Average cost per pupil is $13,407 in FCPS. Newsweek has all FCPS high schools in the top three percent in the nation including Langley and Oakton High Schools in the top 100 schools.

  4. Land Use and Transportation
      Click on the yellow push pin images Yellow Push Pin to view the land-use cases in the Google Earth format to understand the geographic context.

      1. Presentations:
        1. 08:30
          • Proponent: Dennis W. Holder, R.A, Project Manager, County of Fairfax, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Planning and Design Division
          • Action: Renovation and Expansion
          • Location: Fair Oaks Police and Fire/Rescue Station at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Yellow Push Pin
            The renovation and expansion of the project entails renovating the existing Police Station and expanding the facility with an approximately 17,000 square foot addition. The Fire/Rescue Station will include minor renovations and a 2,000 square foot addition. Construction is anticipated to start in the spring of 2009.
            Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Planning and Design Division had a presentation about the Fair Oaks Police and Fire/Rescue Station at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. The facilty was built in 1982 and the fire station section underwent minor modifications in 1992. Fairfax County will renovate and expand the complex over the next three years. The expansion includes 17,000 square feet for the police station and 2,000 square feet for the fire/rescue station. Council had no major issues with the renovation.

        2. 9:00
          • Proponent: Kay Hellenbrand Rutledge, P.E., Manager, Land Acquisition and Management Branch, Planning and Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
          • Action: The Fairfax County Park Authority is holding a public hearing to receive public comment on the acquisition of property. PPT PDF
          • Location: The property consists of 5.88 acres and is identified on the Fairfax County Real Property Identification Maps as TM 34-2 ((1)) Parcel 12, hereinafter referred to as the "Stout property." The Stout property is located at the end of Barnsfield Road east of Route 28 and northeast of the Sully Historic Site.Yellow Push Pin
            The acquisition of the Stout property will provide a buffer between the neighboring Dulles Discovery development to the northeast and the Sully Historic Site, giving additional protection to the historical and cultural resources at Sully. Due to its proximity to the Manassas Gap Railroad built in the 1850's, the Stout property is likely to contain artifacts of historic significance.
            The Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning for the Dulles Discovery development, RZ 2003-SU-035, in January 2007. One of the proffered conditions for this rezoning required Sully East L.C. ("Sully East") to acquire the Stout property and dedicate it to the Park Authority. The proffer also stated that should Sully East be unsuccessful in acquiring the property, it could request the Park Authority use its power of eminent domain to condemn the Stout property by condemnation. All costs for the acquisition, including that of outside counsel and other legal costs, would be fully paid by Sully East.
            Sully East has not been successful in acquiring the property and is now requesting the Park Authority use its power of eminent domain to do so. Pursuant to the proffer, the Park Authority must authorize condemnation of the Stout property within 180 days from the time of the request, or Sully East is no longer obligated to acquire the Stout property. This time period expires May 20, 2008.
            For more information see the Park Authority's web page
            Fairfax County Park Authority presented public hearing information about the Stout Property adjacent to the Sully Historic Site. The property is on the east end of Barnsfield Road in Chantilly and serves as a buffer between the Sully Historic Site and Dulles Discovery Development. Park Authority wants to use its eminent domain power to condemn the property to protect historic and cultural resources (Manassas Gap Railroad built in the 1850s).

        3. 9:30
          • Proponent: Katherine D. Youngbluth, Urban Planner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP for the United Auto Group
          • Action: Partial proffered condition amendment ("PCA") and special exception amendment ("SEA") application
          • Location: The PCA/SEA application seeks to permit two car dealerships on Fairfax County Tax Map number 33-4 ((1)) 3B (the "Property"), located in the southwest quadrant of Stonecroft Boulevard and Stonecroft Center Court.Yellow Push Pin
            The Property is a part of RZ 2004-SU-028 and SE 2004-SU-027, which the Board of Supervisors approved in 2005. RZ 2004-SU-028 and SE 2004-SU-027, rezoned the Property and Parcels 3G1 and 3G2 to the C-8 Zoning District with a Special Exception to allow vehicle sales, rental and ancillary service establishments. The Applicant has the right under the governing proffers, development conditions and Generalized Development Plan/Special Exception/Proffered Condition Amendment Plat ("GDP/SE/PCA") to construct a single 70,000 square foot building. The pending PCA/SEA application proposes merely to replace the approved building with two dealership buildings that total 65,000 square feet, plus a 5,000 square foot carwash.
            It is anticipated that the application will be heard by the Planning Commission sometime this Spring.
            A lawyer and land-use planner had a presentation for a special exemption amendment in Chantilly. The location is at the corner of Stonecroft Blvd and Stonecroft Center Court. United Auto Group wants to change the plan from one building (70,000 square feet) to two buildings for Audi and Honda dealerships (total of 65,000 square feet) and a car wash (5,000 square feet). Construction will probably begin in fall 2008 with completion in summer 2009. Council had no issues with the application.

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