27 April 2011 Sully District Council Meeting Minutes
by Jeff Parnes, Sully District Council 1st Vice President
  1. Call to Order - President Mark McConn called the regular meeting of the Sully District Council to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., VA 20151.

  2. Attendance:

    Council Members:
    Lewis Grimm – 2nd Vice President, Franklin Farm Foundation
    Jay Johnston – Treasurer, Virginia Run
    Mark McConn – President, Bull Run Civic Association
    Jim Neighbors – Sully Station
    Jeff Parnes – 1st Vice President, Chantilly Highlands Homes Association

    Bob Carlson – Sully Member, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board
    Nico Schultz – Fair Oaks Mall
    Brian Winterhalter – Cooley
    Cartlon Burkhammer – Fairfax County Fire Marshal
    Judy Cronauer – Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

  3. The minutes for the 23 March 2011 Sully District Council meeting provided by Priscilla Knight, Secretary, are available online.

  4. Refer to the agenda for meeting announcements.

  5. Membership Presentation:

    1. 7:00
      • Overview of Fairfax County Housing Policies
        Presented by
        • Bob Carlson – Sully Member, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board
      • Presentation notes
        • The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RHA) is a state agency that contracts with the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for support. The HCD has 228 employees, of which RHA funds 65% and the county 35%.
        • Working together, and using mostly federal money, the agencies provide:
          • Rental Assistance
          • Affordable Rental Housing
          • Financing, grants and technical assistance to non-profits
          • Preservation and production
          • First-time home buying assistance
          • Senior assistance
          • Low cost home improvement loans
        • The Housing Blue Print was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2009 and amended in 2011. The Blue Print speaks to four goals:
          1. End Homelessness in ten years
          2. Provide affordable options to special needs population
          3. Streamline and reduce the waiting lists in half in ten years
          4. Increase Workforce housing through creative partnerships and public policy
        • The new focus for 2011 includes
          • Housing for those with the greatest need
          • Homeless
          • Persons with disabilities
          • Persons with extremely low incomes (30% annual median income & below)
        • Handouts included:

  6. Land Use and Transportation presentation:

    1. 8:30

      • Proponents: Nico Schultz & Brian Winterhalter
      • Action: Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2009-2010 South County APR Item 09-III-1FC
      • Location: Fair Oaks Mall
        Area Plans Review (APR) item #09-III-1FC concerns approx. 134 acres generally located south of Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50), north of Interstate 66, and east of Legato Road in the Fairfax Center Area, Springfield Supervisor District. The area is planned for retail and office mixed-use up to 0.50 floor-area ratio (FAR) at the Overlay level. The APR increases the Overlay level up to 0.65 FAR and adds two options for retail, office, hotel, residential, and supporting uses up to 0.80 FAR for a portion of the area, based on the funding of bus rapid transit, and up to 1.0 FAR for a portion of the area, based on the funding of Metrorail and other conditions.
        The plan amendment had been approved by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors earlier in April.
        The currently-allowed redevelopment to a FAR of .65 was re-oriented to the north and east sides of the mall, away from I66.
        Two additional overlay densities were introduced, the first at .80 FAR accommodating Bus Rapid Transit along I66, and the second at 1.0 FAR to accommodate rail in the corridor. In each case, the plans call for a station east of the Legato Road crossing between the Mall and the Fairfax Commons development to the south of I66.

    2. 9:15

      • Proponent: Judy Cronauer, P.E., Code Analysis, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and Carlton Burkhammer, Battalion Chief, Fire and Rescue Department
      • Action: Design of Public Streets and Sidewalks PFM Amendment
      • Location: Countywide
        On March 29, 2011, the Board authorized the advertisement of the subject PFM amendment. The PFM amendment aligns the county requirements with the state's Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements and the VDOT Road Design Manual in general, except for minimum street widths.
        Due to concerns about the proposed wider minimum street widths, the Board requested that staff conduct more outreach regarding the amendment, particularly to citizen groups and district councils.
        In an effort to address the Board's concerns, staff has posted an article on the county's Newswire. The article can be seen at the following address: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2011/updates/minimum-street-width.htm
        Staff also has conducted presentations to the Transportation Advisory Commission, the Tree Commission, the Trails and Sidewalk Committee, and the Engineering Standards Review Committee. The Environmental Quality Advisory Council has been notified of the amendment.
        The Sully District Council voted to support the proposed county Public Facilities Manual requirement for design of public streets and sidewalks as elaborated in the staff report dated 29 march 2011

  7. Old Business

  8. Upcoming meetings

  9. The meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.

    Respectively submitted by,

    Jeffrey Parnes
    1st Vice President
    Sully District Council

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