- The Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 26 June 2013 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 2013?
- The May 2013 Sully District Council meeting minutes are posted online.
- Membership Presentation:
- State of Sully by Michael Frey, Sully Supervisor
- Land Use and Transportation will be scheduled as required:
- Proponent: Edward L. Donohue, Donohue & Stearns, PLC
- Action: Planned upgrades for Crown Castle Hunter Mill DAS network
- Location: Hunter Mill Road
Crown Castle is planning upgrades on certain DAS nodes in the Hunter Mill network to accommodate 4G LTE service by AT&T.
The completion of this project will bring faster data speeds and increased network capacity to the areas served by the network, allowing these residents and mobile users access to cutting-edge wireless technology. The locations to be changed are highlighted in the attached slide deck.
The work at each node involves removing the existing node cabinet and replacing it with a new-generation 4G cabinet which is similar in overall volume to what is currently permitted and installed. There will also be some replacing of cables and antennas contained within the existing shrouds and risers. Nodes 5, 6 and 7 are moving into initial construction and will be installed with this configuration under the current County building permits. While minor in nature, this work is a critical part of Crown's routine and continuing efforts to keep its DAS networks operating at peak performance.
Crown expects to commence this activity as soon as weather and availability of our construction crews permit. Work at each node will be fairly brief, and Crown will manage traffic in conformance with its VDOT maintenance permit for occasional ROW work. Because this work involves (i) a "like-for-like" swapping out of components with no change in function, and (ii) no significant change in size to the permitted equipment and enclosures, Crown does not require and is not seeking any County approvals for this work. But, in the interest in being a good community partner and keeping you and the staff informed about our activities in the area, we wanted to provide you with this information ahead of our work in the field.
The attached presentation provides a list of the locations to be improved, sample "before" and "after" pictures of the cabinets, and a profile drawing of the new installation. We wanted to let you know about this work ahead of time so that you would be fully informed in case there are any resident inquiries to you or the Supervisors' offices.
- Old Business
- Scheduled topics for 2nd half of 2013:
- July 24, 2013 - No Presentation (Board Only/Land Use)
- August 28, 2013 - No Presentation (Board Only/Land Use)
- September 25, 2013 - Fifth Bi-Annual Legislative Candidates night
- October 23, 2013 - TBD
- November 20, 2013 (Third Wednesday - Thanksgiving conflict) - TBD
- December 18, 2013 (Third Wednesday - Christmas conflict) - TBD
- New Business
- The Sully District Council has established a Twitter presence as @SullyDistrict. Follow us!
- Proposed Sully District Council resolution regarding Schneider Crossroads improvements
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_Crossroads,_Virginia
Schneider Crossroads is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.State Route 620 and State Route 609 cross here and it is located 5.3 miles northwest by road from Centreville. It contains little more than a florists' and a site called Cox Farms. Pleasant Valley Golf Club lies to the northeast. The crossroads is a major traffic bottleneck, with traffic flow currently managed by four-way stop signs. There has been some discussion to improve the current configuration, by adding turn lanes and a light. VDOT had proposed a traffic circle several years ago, but cost of acquiring the additional property was prohibitive. Another major concern is that the intersection floods after heavy rains, and that any improvement would need to deal with that problem. In 2012 Loudoun County, just west of the crossroads, offered over a million of the county's funds to pay for the intersection upgrade as it is their residents that are inconvenienced the most by the traffic problem, although the intersection is completely in Fairfax County. Even with a state match of the funds, the amount offered would not cover the costs of both the road and drainage improvements.
- VDOT has proposed adding state money to that offered by Loudoun county to build a one-lane roundabout at the intersect and held a public information meeting on the topic in May 2013.
- Items of General Interest:
- At its 25 May meeting the Fairfax County Transportation Advisory Commision was given an update on the I495 Express Lanes
- Evolution of Transportation: Presented by Chairman Sharon Bulova on 12 June 2013
- It was also co-sponsored by both the Fairfax Federation and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
- From buffalo trails to roads and rails, the evening was theatrically informative and enjoyable at the Angelika Film Center and Cafe - located in Merrifield.
- For those who were unable to attend, Chairman Bulova has posted the evenings' broadcast and highlights on her website for all to enjoy and look at how Fairfax County's transportation network has evolved over time and the future of transportation for the region.
- Chairman Bulova's link to the presentation: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman/evolution-of-transportation.htm
- DATA held its annual Annual Transportation Roundtable, Wednesday June 19 at the Crowne Plaza Dulles
- Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Hon. Sharon Bulova gave an verbal report
- New VDOT Northern Virginia District Administrator Helen Cuervo presented Northern Virginia highlights for the Dulles Area Transportation Association (ppt) (pdf)
- Kimberly Pryor, Planning and Mobility Programs Administrator, VDRPT gave an verbal report
- Rick Canizales, Transportation Planning Chief - Prince William County DOT provided a Transportation Report DATA Meeting (ppt) (pdf)
- Report from 25 June Board Transportation Committee
- The Commonwealth Transportation Board has ruled out any more rail transportation west of Vienna on I -66 or VRE.
- It was suggested it's a move to rob Northern Virginia of our money to boost Hampton Roads.
- Chairman Sharon Bulova had prepared a letter to the CTB asking for reconsideration. Much discussion ensued and it was agreed to rephrase the letter for diplomacy and strategic purposes and still send it.
- Director Biesdaindy showed us a tabulation of how the $ 300 million a year transportation deficit had been reduced to a third of that with next months new taxes and other strategies.
- Public Works reported on snow removal.
- FDOT worked up a good deal with VaDOT to trade 11 miles of road for snow ploughing responsibilities
- It was vetoed in Richmond so Fairfax will need to add $250,000 for snow ploughing or wait three extra days to get it done.
- Region Using Federal TIGER Funding to Improve Reliability and Convenience of Bus Transit
- Several transportation agencies in the Washington region are using grant funding awarded under the federal TIGER program to make bus transit a more reliable and convenient travel option for area residents.
- The 16 projects funded under the grant are located mainly along key transportation corridors connecting residential, commercial, and employment centers. The projects all aim to improve the quality of bus service through such improvements as new lanes and priority signals that allow buses to bypass auto traffic and move more quickly through intersections, real-time arrival information displays, and new and upgraded bus stops and stations.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Fairfax County will host an Open House on the NVTA FY 2014 projects
- Date: June 26th
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Rooms 4/5, Fairfax, Virginia.
- Event Contact: Noelle Dominguez, 703-877-5665, TTY 711
- Keep Tysons Moving. Thursday, 27 June at 7:30 a.m. at Gannett in McLean.
- Hosted by WUSA9 Morning News Reporter/Anchor, Monika Samtani, Keep Tysons Moving
will be an executive briefing on the 495 Express Lanes and Dulles Toll Road.Hosted
by WUSA9 Morning News Reporter/Anchor, Monika Samtani, Keep Tysons Moving is an
executive briefing focused on travel options in Tysons Corner - including the Express
Lanes and Dulles Metrorail.
- Full event details are below:
- Date: Thursday, June 27
- Time: 7:30-10 a.m.
- Location: Gannett - 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22107
- Parking: Please enter through the Service/Employee entrance. Once you arrive at the garage entrance, tell the guard that you are attending an event onsite and you will be directed to the designated parking locations.
- 7:30 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast
- 8 a.m. - Project Briefing featuring:
- Emcee: Monika Samtani, Morning News Reporter/Anchor, WUSA9
- John Lynch, Regional Transportation Program Director, VDOT
- Kevin Ginnerty, Director - Project Delivery, Transurban
- Marcia McAllister, Communications Manager, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
- Paul Mounier, Senior Operations Planner, Fairfax County Connector Bus Service
- Christy Wegener, Manager of Fairfax Connector Operations and Planning, FCDOT
- 9 a.m. - Transportation Information Exhibits Travels.
- Use this link to register.
- At the Udvar-Hazy Center
- Outdoor Summer Concert Series
- Super Science Saturdays
- "Flights of Fancy" Stories for Children
- Variable schedule
- This event is made possible by the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
- Ask an Expert Lectures
- Second and fourth Thursdays, 12:30, at the Udvar-Hazy Center
- Countywide Transit Network Study
- The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has scheduled its third round of public meetings on the Countywide Transit Network Study to provide an update on current progress and to seek feedback from the community. The public meeting, scheduled for July 10, 2013 at the Fairfax County Government Center, will be held in an open house format from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a twenty-minute presentation at 7:00 p.m. Additional meeting details are provided in a flyer.
- We welcome your participation in the public meeting and workshop where we will discuss the Proposed High Quality Transit Network (HQTN) Concept. Our previous public meeting in November included discussion of preliminary network concepts and study alternatives. We are now at the important juncture of providing preliminary recommendations for the HQTN. Based on an evaluation of preliminary network concepts and an analysis of demand, cost effectiveness, land use and infrastructure, a preliminary HQTN was derived.
- To make our effort more attainable to the public and to obtain input from the community, we have also developed an IdeaScale discussion board located at http://www.fairfaxcountydot.ideascale.com.
- Your ideas and comments will serve as valuable input in helping to guide the study. A project website has also been developed to keep residents up to date on project related news: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/2050transitstudy
- If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 703-877-5600.
- Greenway Toll Hearings Set for July
- The Virginia State Corporation Commissionís (SCC) addition of a hearing in Sterling has increased the opportunities Loudoun residents and businesses have to weigh in on tolls charged by the Dulles Greenway.
- The hearings are part of an investigation Del. David Ramadan (R-87) requested into the toll rates charged by Greenway operator Toll Road Investors Partnership II, an entity of Australia-based Macquarie Group.
- The Dulles Greenway is the 14-mile private toll road that extends the Dulles Toll Road from Dulles International Airport to Leesburg. Current rates are $4.10 during regular hours and $4.90 during rush hour at the main toll plaza.
- Hearing information:
- Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m.
- Commissionís second- floor courtroom, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street
- Anyone who wants to comment during any of the hearings should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff. The audio of the Richmond hearing will be webcast via the SCC website.
- Those who cannot attend a hearing also can submit written comments by July 9 to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, PO Box 2118, Richmond, VA 23218-2118 (refer to case number PUE-2013-00011).
- Submit comments online at the SCCís website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2013-00011.
- NVTA To Hold Second Public Hearing On July 24, 2013
- Authority Will Approve FY14 Project List and Allocate Millions of New Transportation Funds Following Public Hearing
- The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) agreed to hold another public hearing on July 24, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Council Chambers at City Hall in the City of Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an additional opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposed list of projects to be funded with monies from HB2313 for FY2014.
- This is the second public hearing that the NVTA will hold on this topic. In addition, a series of local meetings have been held throughout the region attracting feedback from area residents on the project list. The NVTA Board is considering all comments received during all of the public hearings, including the local meetings and from the Authority website, to create a final proposed list for FY2014. Based on the feedback received on that proposed list, the Authority will take action to approve a list following the July 24 public hearing. The final proposed list will be available to the public July 10 at www.TheNoVaAuthority.org.
- "We want to make sure that we give people as many opportunities as we can to weigh in on these projects," said Marty Nohe, chairman of the NVTA. "We take our responsibility very seriously, and we want to make sure that we spend these monies on projects that will provide congestion relief to our communities."
- The public is invited to attend the public hearing on July 24 or provide comments about the projects through the website at www.TheNoVaAuthority.org or via email feedback to fy14projects@TheNoVaAuthority.org.
- NVTA was created by the General Assembly on July 1, 2002, to offer a common voice for Northern Virginia on transportation and other issues that confront the region. The Authority is made up of nine jurisdictions including: the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William; as well as the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. As the entity responsible for long-range transportation planning for regional projects in Northern Virginia, The Authority recently completed TransAction 2040, its regional transportation plan.
- Contact Kala Leggett Quintana, Director of Communications, NVTC, Interim PIO, NVTA, Office: 703-524-3322 ext. 104, DIRECT DIAL #: 571-483-3224, E-mail: email@example.com
- Next Membership Meeting:
- Next Membership meeting scheduled for 25 September 2013
- Legislative Candidates night, jointly Sponsored with the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA)
- Sully District Council Summer Schedule for 24 July and 28 August:
- Sully District Council Executive Committee will meet as necessary (all members welcome)
- Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet on 24 July and if necessary in August (all members welcome)
- Proponent: Sara V. Mariska, Esq., Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C.
- Action: Proffer Condition Amendment/Special Exception Amendment (PCA 88-S-026-03 and SEA 88-S-077-06)
- Location: Sunoco at the intersection of Willard Road and Daly Drive
We received our first round of staff comments and are tentatively scheduled to have our Planning Commission hearing on October 3, 2013.
The application proposes to add four (4) fuel pumps, increase the size of the quick service food store from 1,571 to 3,159 square feet, and relocate the car wash to the west given that Sunoco has entered into a lease agreement with the landowner for some additional land area.
The submission materials are attached for your review and information.
- Proponent: James D. Turner, Esq., Law Offices of Thomas, Ballenger, Vogelman and Turner, P.C
- Action: Crilley Warehouse, LLC Amendment to change SUP 2003-SU-012
- Location: 14810 Murdock St, Chantilly, VA
On the docket with the BZA on July 31, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
The property is now being utilized as a lacrosse facility and is run under the name of Nova Field House by Pat Stewart. Mr. Stewart runs a lacrosse league and has hundreds of youth participants in the community. Nova Field House has the appropriate Non-Rup (non-residential use permit) as required by the County. Mr. Stewart has a company called Triple Edge Lacrosse (link to: http://www.tripleedgelacrosse.com/About_us.html)
In our letter of justification, we confirmed that we are seeking minor changes. The first change is to have the SUP in the name of the property owner (Crilley Warehouse, LLC) and to allow the permit to run with them. Nova Field House is a co-applicant. However, if they terminate their lease my client, Crilley Warehouse, LLC, wants to be able to substitute another Lessee in without going back before the board. This is a typical practice within the County for properties with SUPs.
Next, as it stands now, there are no hours listed in the actual SUP. We would like to continue with this provision. As you are probably aware, the area is an industrial area zoned I-3. It has no nearby residential and has the distinction of being one property away from the Police Shooting Range. Noise is not an issue with the facility. The activities are inside the building except for the parking. We are not seeking to change the amount of car trips, capacity or anything else.
Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions. I am sure Pat Stewart will allow any interested party to visit and walk around the facility. It would be best to either call me or Mr. Stewart prior to arriving to ensure there are not events which prohibit access.