23 January 2013 Sully District Council Meeting Minutes
by Priscilla Knight, Secretary

    The meeting was called to order by Council President Mark McConn at 7:00 PM.


    Council Members:
    Lewis Grimm – 2nd Vice President, Franklin Farm Foundation
    Jim Horner, Century Oak
    Priscilla Knight – Secretary, Sully Station II
    Mark McConn – President, Bull Run
    Jeff Parnes – 1st Vice President, Chantilly Highlands
    Rick Vaughan – Dartmoor Woods HOA

    Mary Ann Cannon – Rep. Frank Wolf’s office
    Himanshu Doshi – Partner, Kid Junction
    Vishali Ennala – Partner, Kid Junction
    Jim Hart – At-Large Planning Commissioner & Member, Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals
    John Litzenberger – Sully District Planning Commissioner
    Kristen Michael – Budget Director, FCPS
    Mark Mittereder – Archgroup, Inc.
    Parab Pujara – Partner, Kid Junction
    Jonathan D. Puvak – Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P. C
    Kevin Wolfe – Visitor

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

  4. Refer to the January agenda for meeting announcements.

  5. MEMBERSHIP PRESENTATION: Fairfax County Public School Budget


    1. 8:30

      • Proponent: Jonathan D. Puvak, Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, P.C. for The Crossings by Smith/Packett
      • Action: Rezoning and development application for an independent living and medical care facilities
      • Location: Centreville Road, to the north of McLearen Road
        The proponents have made presentations to our council at our June, September and November meetings.
        Jonathan D. Puvak from Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P. C. discussed the plan for the proposed independent living and medical care facilities at The Crossings. The development is planned for Centreville Road and McLearen Road. The County Staff denied the special permit. The developer -- Smith/Packett -- has proposed changes that would satisfy County staff and officials. Lynne Strobel from Walsh et. al. said they will write a letter to the County regarding unresolved issues.
        Smith/Packett is trying to squeeze more parking spaces underground for residents. Parking above ground is planned for staff and visitors. The developers have agreed to follow the same practices regarding the health advisory board at the new facilities as in their older facilities. The developers have agreed to increase the height of the berm, improve the plantings, and lower the retaining wall from seven feet and let it taper down towards Centreville Road for a better appearance. The cover over the connecting walkway will be higher.

        The Sully District Council agreed by CONSENSUS that it does not have any objections to the revised proposed plans for The Crossings by Smith/Packett.

    2. 9:00
      • Proponent: Mark Mittereder for Kreative Minds t/a Kids Junction
      • Action: SP for commercial recreation
      • Location: 5.1 acres at the SE corner of Pleasant Valley Rd. and Rt. 50, in the Lafayette Center development
        Mark Mittereder and three gentlemen for Keative Minds have proposed a children's play area for children up to age nine called Kid Junction: The Ultimate Party Experience. It’s a new venue in the Washington area. There are two in New Jersey. The center will be located at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Pleasant Valley Road. It will face Rt. 50. Access will be from Pleasant Valley Road. The peak use would be on Saturdays and Sundays. The sign would be above the front and back doors. The building is in a mixed-use development and the permit would be for commercial/recreational use. Recreational use requires a special permit from the County because the facility would be in an “I” district. The Special Permit hearing will be in February.
        The developers would like to start construction modifications by the end of February and open in May.

        By CONSENSUS, the Sully District Council has no objection to the special permit for recreational use for Kid Junction.




    There being no further business before the group, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:43 PM.

    Respectively submitted by,

    Priscilla Knight

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