26 September 2012 Sully District Council Meeting Minutes
by Priscilla Knight, Secretary

    First Vice President Jeff Parnes called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.


    Council Members:
    Charles Fleming – Chantilly Farm HOA
    Lewis Grimm – 2nd Vice President, Franklin Farm Foundation
    Judith Hesinger – Bull Run Civic Association
    Jim Horner – Century Oaks
    Priscilla Knight – Secretary, Sully Station II
    Bob Lerch – Rocky Run
    Jeff Parnes – 1st Vice President, Chantilly Highlands
    Rick Vaughan – Dartmoor Woods HOA

    Tim Belcher – Dewberry
    Tom Biesiadny – Director, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
    Marci Bonner – Land Design
    Young Ho Chang
    Michael Coyle – Sup. Frey’s office (Transportation)
    Michael Frey – Sully Supervisor
    Jim Hart – BZA/PC
    Jon Hickox – The Winery at Bull Run
    Meaghan Kiefer – Sup. Frey’s office (Land Use)
    Jim Lennon, HOD District 67
    John Litzenberger – Sully Planning Commissioner
    Rob Lofdis – Smith/Packett
    Sara V. Mariska, Esq., Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C.
    David Marsden, Senator, District 37
    Nick Perfili – FCDOT
    Jon Puvak – Walsh Colucci
    Fionnuala Quinn – FABB
    Tom Richard – FCDOT

  3. The minutes for the 25 July 2012 Sully District Council are available online.

  4. Refer to the September agenda for meeting announcements.
    This meeting is documented via a series of pictures available from the Sully District Council's Photo Gallery.

  5. MEMBERSHIP PRESENTATION: Transportation Outreach

    1. 8:30
      • Residential Development on EDS site fronting Centreville Road between Wall Rd and Cox Offices
      • Proponent: Sara V. Mariska, Esq., Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C.
      • Action: Site Plan
      • Location: EDS site fronting Centreville Road between Wall Rd and Cox Offices, Oak Hill, Virginia 2017
      • Sara reports that they have received Staffing comments from Fairfax County and have submitted their responses. The EDS Site will go to the Planning Commission on October 17 and the Board of Supervisors on October 30 so she wants update the Sully District Council in advance of the Planning Commission hearing and Board hearing.
        This revision to the plan most recently presented to the SDC this May increases the number of townhouses and rearranges existing open space

        Sara Mariska, Esq., from Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C, presented a proposal to modify the mix of units in the Timber Ridge section near Wall Road. They will have 198 two-story condos, 180 elevator condos, 340 multi-family apartments, 85 townhouses, and the rest will be condos. There will be 65 combined affordable and workforce units. All units will be for sale except for the multi-family apartments. The changes will make the project more economical. The developer will continue to commit to the road improvements on Centreville Road, etc. They will have a field improvement plan. They will establish a berm along Centreville Road.
        Marcie from Land Design showed the artist’s renditions of the landscaping. The development will have 80 feet from the road to the buildings, which will give them plenty of room to plant trees and bushes.
        Ms. Mariska said the developer hopes to begin construction in spring 2013. Construction will take about four years. She said they will keep the SDC informed and she asked for our support.
        Currently, Lincoln does not have plans to proceed with the retail section of the area until the economy improves. Jeff Parnes said Chantilly Highlands homeowners are disappointed that the retail plans will not go forward as an integral part. Tim Belcher from Dewberry said Lincoln may begin construction for retail before the residential section is completed.
        Belcher said there will be five ball parks with about 268 parking spots.
        John Litzenberger said it would be nice to have some units constructed with universal design in accordance with the Americans Disability Act, ADA, for disabled veterans for the workforce units. He noted that some disabled veterans will probably be working in the government buildings nearby.

        By CONSENSUS, the SDC is amenable to the implementation of universal design for some of the units and it has no objections to the proposed changes for the development.

        The Chantilly Highlands community members will meet on Oct. 1 to hear more about the project.
        Subsequent to the Chantilly Highlands presentation Ms. Mariska provided the following:

        The staff report recommended approval

    2. 9:00
      • 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
        At our June meeting we heard, and had no objection to, a presentation to locate both a senior citizen assisted living and nursing facility on Centreville Road north of its intersection with McLearen Rd.
      • The Health Care Advisory Board held a public meeting on September 10 to their review Rezoning/Final Development Plan Application number RZ/FDP 2012-SU-010
        • The proposed site is located on 8.46 acres northwest of the Centreville Road (Rt. 657) and McLearen Road intersection. The applicant is seeking approval to build a residential nursing and independent/assisted living facility: One hundred senior independent living units and about 60 units for assisted living, some of which will be memory care units, will be located in a four-story building measuring 162,498 square feet. The skilled nursing facility will be housed in a separate two-story 83,740 square foot building containing a total of 96 units, or 166 beds.
        • This facility will replace Commonwealth Care Center, located in the City of Fairfax; existing services must be relocated because of a decision made by lnova Health System, the original proprietor, to divest its nursing home business but retain the real property housing those services. To construct the new nursing home, the project proposes to use the 143 licensed beds at Commonwealth Care Center plus 23 beds from the Cameron Glen Care Center located in Reston.
        • HCAB reviews zoning and special exception applications for medical care facilities from a health care rather that land use perspective, using such criteria as community and medical need, access to care, cost, quality and continuity of care. The HCAB will make recommendations regarding the proposal to the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission.
      • The proponents returned to keep the SDC current with their on-going progress:
        • Jon Purvak from Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C, and Rob Lofdis from Smith Packett presented plans for two facilities next to each other on Centreville Road. They will be near Rachel Carson Middle School, just north of McLearen Road. The proposal is to rezone the area to allow two buildings: one for independent, assisted, and memory-assisted living; the other for nursing and rehabilitation. They will be separate operations.
        • Sixty units in the assisted living side will be for Alzheimer’s patients.
        • The independent-living facility will have an underground parking lot.
        • The existing Commonwealth Health Rehabilitation is being relocated here and part of Cameron home.
        • Mr. Parnes, Ms. Knight, and other SDC members mentioned that the two facilities should be connected somehow so residents do not have to go outside into the elements if they have to go from one building to the next.
        • The presenters said they have designed a sidewalk entrance from the complex to Rachel Carson School so that the residents can volunteer in classrooms if they so choose.
        • Mr. Lofdis said they have built these buildings before; they are prototypical.
        • The developers will proffer a LEED certification for the construction. It was noted that triple-paned windows would not only save energy, but reduce traffic sounds for the residents.
      • By CONSENSUS, the SDC agreed to recommend that The Crossings have: some sort of integration between the two facilities in case residents have to move into the nursing home for awhile; an enclosed skyway or a tunnel between the two buildings so a spouse or friend can easily visit someone in the other building; and a covered area for picking up and dropping off residents because it takes awhile to assist the elderly.

    3. 9:30


    The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p.m.

  8. The next meeting of the Sully District Council will be on Wednesday, 24 October 2012, at the Sully District building on Stonecroft Road. The membership presentation will feature the I-495 Express lanes

    Respectively submitted by,

    Jeffrey Parnes
    1st Vice President
    Sully District Council

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