9:00 - Comprehensive Sign Plan for the Timber Ridge Residential Development
7:00 - Fairfax Forward - Fairfax Center Area Study Phase I
Proponent: Kim Rybold, AICP, Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning, Planning Division
Action: Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Location: Sully Portion of the Fairfax Center Area
At our February meeting Fairfax County Staff presented a progress report on Phase I of the Fairfax Forward study of the Fairfax Center Area.
Based on Fairfax County staff's internal review schedule for potential plan text changes regarding the Fairfax Center Area, staff presented preliminary recommendations prior to going forward with a final staff report. Fairfax Center Development – Phase I, part of Fairfax Forward
Kim Rybold from the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning said FCDPZ has held meetings in different Fairfax County districts to discuss plans for developing Fairfax Center. She distributed a summary. The Fairfax Center area is just west of the City of Fairfax near Jermantown Road to a little west of Stringfellow Road.
There will be two phases. Ms. Meghan Van Dam said many of the areas that will be rezoned will not change appreciatively. The Sully District area is “built-out and stable.” Therefore, the plan will be based on the stable, residential neighborhoods.
For the transition area, the plan will include stream and park development, including the Little Rocky Run stream valley area. The county owns most of this property.
Centreville Farms is not completely developed. Therefore, there is room for some development.
Lewis Grimm said the area should “logically” be within a more oval boundary instead of the area that looks like a winter mitten. He said that would “alleviate” some of the problems that might arise. He noted that the comprehensive plan should look at the future of Fairfax 20-50 years from now.
Mr. Parnes said that the plans don't reflect that advanced transit will be coming to the Sully area. Ms. Van Dam said the Phase 2 study will begin at the end of this year. When it and VDOT’s Tier 2 plans are developed, they will have a better idea of the transit plans. There will be two transit stops in the Fairfax Center Area, one at Fair Oaks Mall/Fairfax Corner and the other at the Stringfellow Road Park and Ride, both to be further discussed in Phase 2. Ms. Van Dam said the Arlington County and Reston models are good examples for metro planning. She said it’s too early to talk about land use and intensity.
FCDPZ representatives will come back to the Sully District Council in September.
7:45 - Proffered Condition Amendment to allow a veterinary clinic at the Colonnade at Union Mill
Proponent: Sara V. Mariska, Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC, for the Rappaport Companies
Action: Proffered Condition Amendment
Location: Colonnade at Union Mill
Colonnade at Union Mill Animal Clinic/Hospital -- Sara Mariska from Walsh Colucci presented a plan for a new veterinary clinic/hospital at the Colonnade at Union Mill. The WFCCA voted to approve it as long as the zoning change would not allow adult book/video stores.
The Sully District Council, by CONSENSUS, did not object to the proposal.
8:15 - SE 2014-SU-010 - Arbors of Fairfax
Proponent: Lisa M Chiblow, Land Use Planner, McGuireWoods LLP and Sean Ambrose, President, Artisan Land Group, LLC
Action: Special Exception for Medical Care Facility
Location: 13622 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, North Side of Route 50 and east of Downs Drive
The Arbors of Fairfax is a 48 unit assisted living facility that will be dedicated to serving seniors with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.
The facility will be developed by CSH Artisan Fairfax, LLC and operated by the Arbor Company. The building has been designed as a one story-structure with an arts and crafts architectural design to fit into the fabric of the surrounding community. The property is bounded on the north and east by residential properties and by commercial properties to the west and south.
The project is scheduled to be heard before the Planning Commission on 17 September 2014.
Scott E. Adams, Sean Ambrose and Anthony Venafro returned to the SDC from last month to discuss their access plan into The Arbors of Chantilly development along Rt. 50. They developed an access-management plan that would instruct employees and service personnel to not drive through the adjacent neighborhood. Turning signs would restrict driving through the neighborhood. They indicated the contract provisions will state that there will be strong enforcement provisions. If there are violations, the property owners will be cited by the county. They noted that there is a “No Outlet” sign already on Downs Drive. Mr. Grimm said they need to post a sign that says “No Right Turn.”
Access Management Plan.
Prior to obtaining a Non-Residential Use Permit, the Applicant shall create an access management plan and submit the same to the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation for review. The access management plan shall include the following elements:
Employee orientation materials shall include provisions requiring that all employees driving to and from the Property shall not access the Property through the adjacent residential neighborhood (Downs Drive, Birch Drive, and Chantilly Drive).
All contracts with service providers shall include a provision, to the extent permissible by applicable law, that prohibits service providers from accessing the Property through the adjacent residential neighborhood (Downs Drive, Birch Drive, and Chantilly Road).
On-site signs shall be posted directing everyone exiting the site to turn left onto Downs Drive.
A point of contact, including a phone number and email address, for issues related to the access management plan.
The Applicant shall also request that the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Virginia Department of Transportation erect signs on Downs Drive and Chantilly Road prohibiting truck traffic through the adjacent residential neighborhood.
Neighbors from Downs Drive and Chantilly Road said they were very concerned about construction traffic disobeying restrictions and cutting through their neighborhood. They said their development is rural in character – without sidewalks and gutters. They don't have a HOA, nor do they want one. Mr. Parnes suggested they form a civic association.
The SDC, by CONSENSUS, did not object to The Arbors proposal.
The Silver Line Metro line will open this Saturday.
SDC Meetings Calendar
In September, SDC, the League of Women Voters, and AARP Virginia will hold a meet-the-candidates event on Sept. 22 on Monday night at the Sully District building. Congress will be in session, therefore a surrogate from Rep. Connolly may attend.
October -- VDOT
November -- County police
December -- Land use presentation from John Litzenberger
January -- Impacts of HOA legislation
February -- School budget
March – Joint meeting on revised school budget
April – Park Authority
May – Report from Richmond
June – Sup. Michael Frey report
September – Candidates Night
November – Fairfax County Public Library
December – Fire Department
By CONSENSUS the SDC agreed that HOAs and civic associations that are not currently members of the SDC may join without paying the $10 membership fee.