- The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 27 June in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
- Time to renew your association's membership in the Sully District Council. Our membership application can now be submitted on line! Please complete it, and then print a copy to enclose with your check.
Has yours made plans to join us in 2012?
- The May 2012 Sully District Council meeting minutes are posted online.
- Membership Presentation: State of Sully presented by Sully Supervisor Michael Frey
- Land Use and Transportation:
- Proponent: Frank W. Stearns, on behalf of the applicant, NewPath Networks
- Action: 2232-Y11-9/NewPath Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Proposal
- Location: Sully District
This proposal was originally brought to the SDC in March 2011 - please see the minutes discussion for the details
The referenced application has been submitted for DP&Z review, and they have had discussions with staff, with John Litzenberger, as well as with the Providence District. (The majority of the proposed facilities are located in Sully, however).
DAS have been approved and installed in the county, first in Great Falls/McLean and then in Oakton/Hunter Mill area. At present, they have phase II of the Oakton/Hunter Mill facilities under review and partially approved (2232-P10-10). The subject DAS is not yet calendared for hearing, but they are prepared to brief the committee and respond to questions.
They will provide a more detailed description, plans, etc. in advance of the meeting
- Proponent: Jonathan D. Puvak and Lynne Strobel, Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, P.C.
- Action: Rezoning and development application for an independent living and medical care facilities
- Location: Centreville Road, to the north of McLearen Road
Fairfax County recently accepted their application, but their public hearing dates have not yet been determined.
They provided a copy of their statement of justification.
The Applicant is proposing a residential development consisting of independent living and medical care facilities. The property is located on Centreville Road, to the north of McLearen Road and is approximately 8.46 acres. The surrounding uses include the Rachel Carson Middle School to the west, a townhouse community to the north, and a service station with a car wash to the south. The property is currently zoned to the I-5 district and the rezoning application proposes a PRM zoning district. The Applicant believes that their proposal will be compatible with the surrounding development and also serve the needs of the surrounding residential communities.
- Proponent: Frank McDermott and Susan Yantis, Hunton & Williams LLP, on behalf of Brookfield-Beverly Road Associates, L.P. for the Chantilly Place Shopping Center
- Action: Special Exception Amendment application SEA 88-S-077-5 for a waiver of certain sign regulations
- Location: Chantilly Place Shopping Center located in the NE quadrant of Route 28/Willard Road interchange; west of Brookfield Corporate Center Drive
The Applicant is proposing to replace the existing freestanding sign located on the western portion of the Property adjacent to Route 28 with a new larger monument sign in order to provide better identification of the existing shopping center and Dulles Expo Center.
The Property is approximately 49.73 acres, is zoned C-6, and is surrounded by existing and planned industrial, industrial/flex and office uses.
The Applicant believes that the requested waiver of certain sign regulations is justified given the size of the Property and mix of uses, and because the conversion of the at-grade signalized intersection to a high capacity grade separated interchange at Route 28/Willard Road has severely impacted the visibility of the center and Dulles Expo.
The center is unique in that Dulles Expo Center is an exhibition facility that hosts over 55 events per year and draws customers from within and outside the entire Washington Metropolitan area. The new sign will enable visitors to identify the Property from Route 28.
Fairfax County recently accepted their application, and the Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for July 25th. They have been working with County Staff and will be revising the SEA plat and amending the statement of justification on or before June 7th. A copy of the revised materials will be posted at that time.
- Old Business
- Dulles Discovery South
- Frank McDermott, Hunton & Williams LLP, on behalf of Dulles Discovery South, was asked by Sully Planning commissioner John Litzenberger to bring to SDCLU&TC as an informational item, an Interpretation they requested at Dulles Discovery South.
- The Interpretation allows them to consolidate, for both security and efficiency reasons, the individual building loading docks into a Campus Loading Dock (CLD) which would be a single-story addition to the DD4 building (southwest of the eastern cemetery, the farther from Centreville Road of the two seven-story buildings).
- The square feet of its footprint result in a commensurate reduction of the Central Plant footprint, but obviously the loading dock areas on the office buildings will no longer be necessary.
- Items of General Interest:
- Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards - Do you know a Fairfax County resident, county employee, or an organization or business in the County that went above and beyond to support the County’s environmental initiatives? They may be eligible to receive a Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Award.
- On 29 May 2012 Supervisor Michael Frey and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a meeting to discuss the Route 28/I-66 interchange. PDF PPT
- On 5 June 2012 DATA and AAA sponsored Philip Tarnoff who spoke on The Road Ahead
- Tarnoff believes America's future depends on a vibrant highway system capable of supporting industry and travel needs. He contends this system is now in serious trouble because inadequate funding and poor management have led to its gradual deterioration.
- He proposed a broad range of solutions to manage what is happening to our roads, solutions that also offer the potential to solve America's funding crisis. PPT PDF
- On 7 June 2012 Supervisor Michael Frey and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a Citizen’s Information Meeting for the Proposed Bridge Replacement for Walney Road (Rte 657) over Flatlick Branch PDF PPT
- Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project – Phase 2, Extension to Dulles Airport/Route 772, Preliminary Engineering Design Refinements Environmental Assessment Public Hearing was held on June 13, 2012
- The Purpose of Hearing was to
- Describe design refinements made during Preliminary Engineering (PE)
- Explain why an Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared
- Review the anticipated changes in environmental and historic resources effects
- Receive comments on the proposed design refinements
- At its 12 June 2012 meeting the Board of Supervisors Transportation Committee was briefed on:
- Tysons Corner Circulator Study PPT PDF
- Transportation Funding Alternatives and Outreach PPT PDF
- Consolidated Transportation Impact Analyses beyond Tysons PPT PDF
- Recommendations on Parking Requirements in Transit Oriented Development Areas Outside Tysons Corner PPT PDF
- 2013-16 Four-Year Transportation Plan PPT PDF
- Draft next Four-Year Program Countywide Projects PDF
- At its 19 June 2012 meeting the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) was briefed on
- TransAction 2040 PPT PDF
- Fairfax County's proposed Ten Year Transportation Plan (FY12-FY21)PPT PDF
- Transportation Funding Alternatives and Outreach PPT PDF
- Presentations from DATA's 20 June 2012 Annual Transportation Roundtable
- Delegates Ramadan, Hugo, Lemunyon & Senator Black Request $1.6 Million For Braddock Road/Pleasant Valley Intersection
- Funds to work inconjunction with $1 million approved by Loudoun County
- Delegate David I. Ramadan (R-87th District), Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40th District), Delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-67th District) and Senator Dick Black (R-13th District) announced Thursday that they have requested $1.6 million in funding to address the heavily congested intersection of Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley Road near the Loudoun County border.
- No mention of any increase in VDOT funding so that it might actually have the capacity to satisfy the request.
- Fairfax Connector Implements Fare Increase
- Effective Sunday, July 1, 2012, Fairfax Connector will increase fares in conjunction with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the approved Fairfax County Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Changes will include an increase to the base bus fare to $1.60 if paying by SmarTrip® card and $1.80 if paying by cash.
- Fairfax Connector fare changes:
- The regular base fare will increase to $1.60 if paying by SmarTrip® card and $1.80 if paying by cash.
- Senior and disabled fare will increase to 80 cents if paying by SmarTrip® card and 90 cents if paying by cash.
- The fare for express Route 395 will increase to $5.35 if paying by SmarTrip® card or cash.
- The fare for express routes 595 and 597 will increase to $7.50 if paying by SmarTrip® card or cash.
- Purchasing a SmarTrip® card will minimize the impact of the fare increase. A SmarTrip® card provides for up to two hours of free bus-to-bus transfers, and $0.50 discounts for bus-to-rail transfers. SmarTrip® cards can be purchased at Connector Stores, Metrorail Stations, and most CVS and Giant Food locations.
- For information regarding Fairfax Connector fares or bus service, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com or call the telephone information center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.
- For information about this item, contact Ellen Kamilakis at 703-877-5606, TTY 711.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Supervisor Michael Frey and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invite you to attend a meeting to discuss the Route 28/I-66 interchange.
- When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, 29 May 2012
- Where: Sully District Governmental Center, Community Rooms, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151
- Purpose: The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to implement two projects in the vicinity of the Route 28/I-66 interchange to improve congestion and enhance safety. In addition, VDOT would like to discuss future options for the ultimate Route 28/I-66 interchange. After the presentation, Supervisor Frey and VDOT will listen to comments, concerns and suggestions, and answer any questions regarding the project.
- Fairfax Countywide Bicycle Transportation Plan Public Meetings
- Review & Comment on the Draft Plan:
The goal of the Countywide Bicycle Transportation Master Plan is to identify specific road and trail improvements that are needed to accommodate and encourage bicycling within and between activity and population centers throughout Fairfax County, as well as to adjacent jurisdictions. Proposed policy and program ideas will also be presented.
- Help set the course for making Fairfax County a bicycle-friendly community! Review & Comment on the Draft Plan
- North County Meeting Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. June 5, 2012
- Location - Reston Regional Library Meeting Room, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190
- South County Meeting Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. June 6, 2012
- Location - George Mason Regional Library Meeting Room, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
- Walney Road Bridge over Flatlick Branch Fairfax County Public Information Meeting
- Thursday, June 7, 2012, 5 – 8 p.m.
- A brief presentation will begin at 6 p.m. McDonnell Room, Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151
- Find out about plans to replace the Walney Road bridge over Flatlick Branch in Fairfax County.
- Stop by between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to learn more about the project. A brief presentation will begin at 6 p.m. VDOT staff will be available to answer your questions.
- Review project information at www.virginiadot.org, at the meeting, or during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax. Please call ahead at 703-259-1940, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure appropriate personnel are available to answer your questions.
- Give your written comments at the meeting, or submit them by June 17, 2012 to Mr. Nicholas Roper, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, or email meeting_comments@VDOT.virginia.gov. Please reference “Walney Road Bridge” in the subject line.
- Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is proposing a monthly fee of about $1 per transponder
- With Virginia’s E-ZPass program doubling over the next several years as new toll roads open, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is proposing a monthly fee of about $1 per transponder to pay for administrative and operations costs.
- VDOT has the utmost understanding that E-ZPass operations brings convenience and efficiency to toll operations. E-ZPass allows for electronic toll collection at Virginia toll facilities and lessens the need for manual collection. However, there is a cost to providing the service to the participating toll facilities, most of which are not operated by VDOT. The Virginia E-ZPass program is being expanded to support several new toll facilities scheduled or expected to be opened over the next few years. The cost associated with the enhanced distribution and specialized services for the new facilities and additional transponders requires a new business model.
- The proposed monthly fee would cover costs for:
- Buying nearly one-half million transponders
- Implementing a retail program where transponders can be obtained at various stores in Northern Virginia and eventually Hampton Roads
- Providing service at select DMV locations
- Upgrading information technology to accommodate the expanded program
- Account management and processing of toll transactions (managing billing of all transactions)
- Customer service and the operations of three customer service centers
- The fee would also help control costs and manage the selection and demand for E-ZPass transponders. The fee would be regularly evaluated to ensure that the charge is generating just enough revenue to maintain and operate the program without generating excess revenues above expenses.
- VDOT is accepting comments on the proposed monthly fee through Tuesday, 5 p.m., June 12, 2012. All comments will be reviewed and taken into consideration prior to the final decision on the proposed fee structure.
- You can go to www.virginiadot.org/e-zpass for information on the proposed monthly fee increase and provide their comments online. You can submit your comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to:
Office Communications – Third Floor/Annex Bldg.
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
- VDOT expects to have a final decision in June.
- Upcoming Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force Meetings
- Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m., location TBD (transportation impact analysis will be presented)
- Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m., tentative – Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
- Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
- Related Article: Density Without High-Rises by Edward T. McMahon, Senior Fellow, ULI
- Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2 public hearing on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
- What: Preliminary Engineering Design Refinements, including Environmental Assessment and Proposed General Plans, for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2: Extension to Dulles Airport/Route 772
- Who: The hearing will be held by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
- Where; Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170 (Public transit via Fairfax Connector Routes 980 and 924, or Reston Bus 5)
- When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, open house at 6:30 p.m. Hearing scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
- Evolution of Fairfax
- Chairman Sharon Bulova, in partnership with the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations, cordially invite you to the Evolution of Fairfax, a free three part series on where we are, where we are going, and where we want to be. For three nights in June, join panels of experts to examine our shared past, our present state, and our exciting future.
- On June 13, join our panelists in looking back at the last 40 years of land use trends, patterns of development and community building in Fairfax County. On June 20, our panelists will examine the revitalization of Fairfax County's commercial centers, the redevelopment of Tysons Corner, and the rise of transit-oriented development. On June 27, a keynote speech will lead to breakout sessions so you can answer the question: where do we want to go?
- June 13, 20, 27 at 7:30 PM
- Mason Inn and Conference Center, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
- Please RSVP to 703-324-2321 or by emailing email@example.com
- A formal agenda will be posted on www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman/evolution.htm
- Annual Federation Picnic on 21 June 2012 from 6:30 PM until the end of dusk!
- Public Meeting Scheduled for Route 50 Widening Project on Thursday, June 28
- Supervisor Matt Letourneau and Va. House of Delegates member David Ramadan will host a meeting to update residents and hear concerns on construction
- Residents curious about the widening of Route 50 are invited to attend a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) meeting Thursday, June 28, concerning the widening of Route 50.
- VDOT will notify citizens of any updates to the construction plans. Residents will have a chance to voice concerns and ask questions at the “Pardon Our Dust” meeting. It will hosted by Supervisor Matt Letourneau and Del. David Ramadan (R-87)
- “We need to put out a plan on any (road) closures in the future and we need VDOT to notify citizens and let them know the procedure,” Ramadan said.
- The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dulles South Public Safety Center, located at 25216 Loudoun County Pkwy.
- According to the VDOT website, construction is expected to go through the end of 2014. The project will widen Route 50 from four to six lanes between Poland Road and Route 28 to ease congestion and accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.
- Fairfax County Transit Network Study - Public Meetings on July 16 and 19
- Fairfax County Department of Transportation has commenced its Countywide Transit Network Study. This study will determine the most effective way to serve the County's long term mobility needs and accommodate planned growth by establishing a network of high quality transit corridors.
- Your participation is welcomed in this public meeting and workshop to discuss the study purpose, scope and schedule and help refine proposed study goals and objectives, as well as to identify possible modifications to the Comprehensive Plan designation of Enhanced Public Transportation Corridors. The meeting flyer provides more information on the public meetings.
- A project website has also been developed to keep residents up to date on project related news and provide feedback in the form of an online survey
- If you have any questions please feel free to contact them at 703-877-5600.
- Interchange Improvements at Rolling Road/Franconia-Springfield Parkway Public Hearing
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Rolling Valley Elementary School, 6703 Barnack Dr., Springfield, Virginia 22152
- Over the past year, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency went into operation, relocating an additional 4,500 Department of Defense employees to the new building at the Fort Belvoir North Area along the Fairfax County Parkway. Many of these employees travel to points west and north in the afternoon, using the Fairfax County Parkway, creating congestion at this ramp.
- To help accommodate the surge in traffic, VDOT will construct an additional lane on this ramp, and a fourth auxiliary lane that extends to the Stream Way intersection. To access the ramp, there will be a signalized dual turn lane from Rolling Road.
- The Franconia-Springfield Parkway three lane roadway section approaching the interchange from the east will drop one lane at the Rolling Road exit ramp. This will provide two lanes continuing north/west along the Fairfax County Parkway. The Fairfax County Parkway will gain two lanes at the two lane loop ramp merge, providing four lanes in this section of the Fairfax County Parkway. The fourth lane will extend to and end at the intersection of Stream Way. The third lane will continue to the Gambrill Road Interchange as it does today.
- Other improvements include retaining walls and a paved shoulder along with a concrete median.
- Stakeholders Meeting County Stormwater Management Ordinance on Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Board Auditorium at the Government Center
- The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) invites you to participate in information gathering sessions to discuss issues related to the development of a new County Stormwater Management Ordinance. The County will be preparing this ordinance in response to state regulations requiring localities to adopt ordinances and take over reviews and inspections for Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) general permits relating to stormwater runoff from construction sites. The state regulations provide localities with some flexibility in meeting the requirements of the regulations and adapting them to local needs. The information gathered in these sessions will be used in developing the new ordinance and design and construction standards for stormwater control practices.
- The meeting announcement contains detailed information on the upcoming sessions. Please forward to other interested parties at your discretion. If you or members of your organization wish to attend the first meeting on July 24, please send the names and email addresses of those interested to carol.lamborn @ fairfaxcounty.gov by close of business on July 13, 2012 and please contact her at 703-324-5034 or at the email listed above if you have any questions.
- Thank you in advance for your participation. DPWES appreciates any time and effort you may be able to commit to this effort.
- Next Membership Meeting:
- The SDC takes off for the summer! Next meeting is scheduled for 26 September 2012 - TBD
- The SDC Board and the Land Use and Transportation Committee may meet in July and August as necessary
- Land Use and Transportation Committee 25 July meeting
- Proponent: Meghan Van Dam, Fairfax County
- Action: Fairfax Forward
- Location: County wide
Fairfax Forward is the County’s next step in the process that was the APR. Megahan wil present the concept of the work program and the new planning process.
- Proponent: Robert A. Lawrence of Reed Smith representing Branch Banking and Trust Bank ("BB&T")
- Action: Proffered Condition Amendment/Special Exception Amendment (PCAISEA) applications to provide a Drive In Financial Institution
- Location: Sully Station Shopping Center
BB&T has filed Proffered Condition Amendment/Special Exception Amendment (PCAISEA) applications to provide a Drive In Financial Institution in the Sully Station Shopping Center. (see letter)
The proposed development will be a 3,221 square foot building located in the southern portion of the Center, within a 45,0005 square foot land area. The property is already zoned to the C-6 Community Retail Commercial District. The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan calls for neighborhood servicing commercial uses within the Sully Station Shopping Center, including the subject property. The proposed development will constitute the development of the remaining vacant pad site within the Shopping Center in a manner that is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan by providing additional neighborhood oriented services to the surrounding residential community.
They provided a copy of their drawings.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council