25 July 2012 Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting Minutes
by Priscilla Knight, Secretary

    President Mark McConn called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.


    Council Members:
    Lewis Grimm – 2nd Vice President, Franklin Farm Foundation
    Jim Horner – Century Oaks
    Priscilla Knight – Secretary, Sully Station II
    Mark McConn – President, Bull Run
    Jeff Parnes – 1st Vice President, Chantilly Highlands
    John Tillman – Oakwood Estates
    Rick Vaughan Guests

    John Litzenberger, Sully Planning Commissioner
    Karen Willis, BB&T
    Bob Lawrence, Reed Smith for BB&T
    Patrick Gorman, Bohler Engineering Company for BB&T
    Dan Duke, Bohler Engineering
    Meghan Van Dam, Fairfax County Dept. of Planning and Zoning
    Noel Kaplan , Fairfax County Dept. of Planning and Zoning
    Aaron Kilber , Fairfax County Dept. of Planning and Zoning
    Bonnie Hobbs, CentreView newspaper
    Mary Stachyra, CentrevillePatch.com

  3. Refer to the July agenda for meeting announcements.

    1. 7:00
      • Proponent: Meghan Van Dam, Fairfax County
      • Action: Fairfax Forward
      • Location: County wide
      • Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan, State of the Plan, published May 2012
        • Meghan Van Dam from the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) told the council that the County’s comprehensive plan map was updated in June. The last map was developed in 1995.
          • Ms. Van Dam said the concept for future development was discussed at a public hearing in June.
          • Once the plan is implemented by the end of 2012, the County will develop four studies for site-specific land use recommendations. The studies will analyze: suburban centers; suburban neighborhoods; low-density areas; and the Tysons Corner Urban Center.
          • The County wants community involvement -- through education and public outreach -- before plans are implemented.
          • The new model will expand community engagement and look holistically at all areas. Citizens may give comments on the plan by contacting the DPZ office by: calling 703-324-1380; mailing DPZ at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Ste 730; or sending email to DPZFairfaxForward@fairfaxcounty.gov. Residents may visit the website and submit comments anonymously at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxforward.htm
          • When the new study begins, the County will talk to the Board of Supervisors about how to conduct the study. They will get involvement from all affected areas before they make a change. They will look at development while keeping the long range in mind.
        • Mr. Parnes commented that the SDC wants to reflect the desires of the residents and the businesses in the Sully District.
        • Ms. Van Dam said the DPZ will publish the work program soon and there will be time to submit comments in September and October. The DPZ office will review the comments in November.
        • Mr. Parnes commented that the County is basically built out, so we’re relatively stable. He noted that it would have been beneficial to have the latest comprehensive plan years ago.

    2. 7:30
      • 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.
      • Mr. Robert Lawrence from Reed Smith, representing BB&T bank, presented plans for a new 3,000-square-foot bank branch in the area just south of the shopping center on Stone Road. The proposed entrance to the proposed bank will be off the ingress/egress road into the shopping center area off Stone Road. The developers submitted plans to VDOT, but there isn’t a need for a traffic assessment because zoning allows for a bank to be built at this location. Mr. Lawrence said Fairfax VDOT will review the plans. He noted that the developers will have evergreen trees planted to screen the building.
      • Ms. Knight said this is the shopping center where she shops. She explained that the area is question is where vehicles back up as they try to turn left onto Stone Road. Contrary to what Mr. Lawrence said, Ms. Knight noted that there is not a traffic light at the exit. Mr. Lawrence said BB&T will post a sign that indicates the direction to an alternative route out of the shopping center that goes to a traffic light.
      • The Sully District Council did not object to the special exception for the construction of the bank.

    3. Mr. Parnes said he will invite Smith/Packet, the organization that is proposing a retirement home, to attend the October SDC meeting.

  5. Unless there is a land use application, the SDC will not meet in August.

  6. Annual schedule

  7. Adjournment

  8. The next meeting of the Sully District Council will be on Wednesday, 26 September 2012, at the Sully District building on Stonecroft Road. Subject TBD

Respectively submitted by,

Priscilla Knight, Secretary
Sully District Council

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