- The Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 18 December 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 November 2013 Sully District Council meeting minutes are posted online.
- Sully District Council Tweets!
- Follow us at @SullyDistrict!
- For transportation and related issues, follow the Sully District Transportation Advisory Commissioner at @SullyTAC
- Membership Presentation:
- Membership Topic: Library Services in Sully
The following article on libraries and their communities may be of interest:
- Christine Jones, Branch Manager, Centreville Regional Library
- Daria Parnes, Branch Manager, Chantilly Regional Library
- Karrie Delaney, Library Board Trustee, Sully District
- 54% of Americans used a public library in the past year; 72% live in a "library household"
- Most Americans feel that public libraries have done a good job embracing new technology, but are split on whether libraries are as essential as they were in the past for finding information.
- In a larger sense, Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for improving the overall quality of life in their communities. Many library resources are particularly valued by those who are unemployed, retired, or searching for a job, as well as those living with a disability and internet users who lack home internet access..
- Read or download the full report: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/12/11/libraries-in-communities
- Land Use and Transportation Committee:
- 8:30 - Assisted Living Facility, 13622 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway,
- Proponent: Lisa M. Chiblow, Land Use Planner, McGuireWoods LLP
- Action: Special Exception for Assisted Living Facility
- Location: 13622 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, (Tax Map 34-4-((1))-60)
The proponent wishes to address the Sully District Council for an information session on a Special Exception application for the property located at 13622 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Tax Map 34-4-((1))-60).
The property zoned R-1 is vacant. Artisan Land Group is looking to develop the property with an assisted living facility. The building will be designed to look residential in nature and will be of a low height. The unit will have a large component dedicated for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- Old Business
- New Business
- Staff Report on Upcoming ZOA on Home Child Care
- This ZOA basically lowers the filing fee for SEs in some P districts to be more in line with an SP for home child care.
- It also addresses some miscellaneous loose ends
- Here is a link to the staff report http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoningordinance/proposed/hcc-ccc-foroccasionalcare.pdf
- The PC public hearing date is 1-8-13. This will be Jim Hart's case and Cathy Belgin is staff coordinator. Please let him know if there are any questions.
- Items of General Interest:
- Stringfellow Road Detour Road A opening
- Please be informed that Detour Road A between Melville Lane and Point Pleasant is scheduled to be opened to traffic on Tuesday, 12/17/2013, weather permitting. The existing traffic between these two intersections will be shifted onto the new pavement (in front of Greenbriar Park) over the eastern end of the Precast Arch Bridge.
- Message boards showing this information have been installed; the schools and the library were notified as well. The VDOT website was updated earlier today. This lane shift will allow the contractor to construct the remainder of the Precast Arch Bridge and the future southbound lanes in this location.
- Phase 2 of the pedestrian detour will be also implemented allowing pedestrians to now walk on the temporary sidewalk along Stringfellow Road between Melville Lane and Point Pleasant, instead of the circuitous pedestrian detour around the neighborhood.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Community leaders and interested citizens from across the Washington region are invited to apply for membership on the 2014 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).
- The CAC is a group of 15 people who represent diverse viewpoints on regional transportation issues. The TPB is the body that coordinates transportation planning for the metropolitan Washington region, and includes elected local officials, representatives from transportation agencies, and other key officials.
- The mission of the CAC is to promote public involvement in transportation planning for the region and provide independent, region-oriented citizen advice to the TPB.
- To apply, please complete the online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cac-application-14. Application Deadline: 12pm on Monday December 23, 2013
- Comments solicited on the draft Regional Transportation Priorities Plan (RTPP).
- The National Capital Transportation Planning Board is accepting comments on the draft RTPP. The public comment is scheduled to close on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
- The Plan can be reviewed on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments website at http://www.mwcog.org/transportation/priorities
- Residential Studios in Your Neighborhood
- The Fairfax County government’s Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) is considering a change to the Zoning Ordinance that will permit “Residential Studios” in all residential areas under “Special Exception” rules.
- These 500 sq. ft. rental units would provide affordable housing for households earning less than approximately $60,000 (i.e., 60% of the area median income).
- Single family homes could be converted to multi-family Residential Studio units. The proposed ordinance can be found at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoningordinance/proposed/residentialstudioinputmemo.pdf.
- The Board of Supervisors has asked the DPZ to obtain more information on studio units in other jurisdictions and to conduct additional outreach to the community in preparation for the public hearing to be held before the Board on November 19, 2013, at 4 P.M. (See Page 43 of the summary of the July 30, 2013, Board meeting at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/summary/2013/13-07-30.pdf.)
- Planning Commission Residential Studios Committee
- The Residential Studios Committee meeting dates are below and all will be open to the public to allow opportunities for discussion.
- January 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Conference Rooms 4/5 Government Center
- January 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Conference Rooms 2/3 Government Center
- Fairfax Federation members approved a resolution at their 19 September 2013 meeting.
- Next Membership Meeting 22 January 2014:
- Membership Topic: Fairfax County School Budget
- Land Use and Transportation Committee
- 8:30 - DAS nodes on Hunter Mill and Lawyers Roads
- Proponent: Alex Beiro, Jr, Donohue & Stearns, PLC
- Action: 2232 application
- Location: Hunter Mill and Lawyers Roads
Crown Castle has filed a 2232 application proposing to install several DAS nodes in or adjacent to the Sully District.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council