- The Sully District Council of Citizen Associations, followed by a brief Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting, will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 27 May 2015 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 2015?
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- Membership Presentation:
- Topic: Report from Richmond by Sully State Legislators
- State Senators
- Janet Howell (32nd District) - Confirmed (may arrive late)
- Jennifer Wexton (33rd District) -
- Chap Petersen (34th District) -
- David Marsden (37th District) - Confirmed
- George Barker (39th District) -
- House of Delegates
- Kenneth Plum (36th District) -
- Dave Bulova (37th District) - Confirmed
- Timothy Hugo (40th District) - Confirmed (may need to leave early)
- Jim LeMunyon (67th District) - Confirmed
- Tom Rust (86th District) - Confirmed
- Land Use and Transportation Committee:
- 8:30 - Regency Centers @ Commonwealth Centre
- Proponent: Susan Yantis, Senior Land Use Planner, Hunton & Williams LLP
- Action: Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2015-III-DS1 and Proffered Condition Amendment/Final Development Plan Amendment 2006-SU-025-02
- Location: Commonwealth Center is located immediately east of the interchange at Route 28/Westfields Boulevard
Commonwealth Centre consists of approximately 101 acres and was approved in 2007 for development of 1.41 million square feet of office, hotel and retail uses.. The Applicant, Regency Centers, proposes to substitute for a 21-acre portion of the approved office and hotel uses at Commonwealth Centre a Wegmans Market and other complimentary restaurant and retail uses intended to serve Westfields employees, visitors and nearby residents.
- 9:00 - Sully Plaza Sign SEA 89-Y-035
- Proponent: Inda E. Stagg, Senior Land Use Planner, on behalf of Combined Properties
- Action: SEA 89-Y-035 application to replace the existing shopping center sign
- Location: Sully Plaza Shopping Center - 13960 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (north of Rt. 50 and east of Centreville Road))
A SEA application has been filed on behalf of Combined Properties to replace the existing Sully Plaza Shopping Center sign. This application has been formally accepted. The Tax map identification is 34-4 ((1)) 16C pt. The case number is SEA 89-Y-035 with the Planning Commission date set for 16 September. Sharon Williams is the Staff Coordinator.
The proposed sign is larger and taller than permitted by the Ordinance. This is similar to Combined Properties' recently approved request to replace the Chantilly Plaza Shopping Center sign. At issue, once again, is visibility and the need for more prominent tenant recognition. The existing sign is in conformance with the permitted height and size of a shopping center sign. The proposed sign is more attractive (in Inda's opinion) and more visible; it is also taller and larger than permitted. The graphic shows the existing and proposed signs side-by-side.
The application includes "modifications to a drive-in bank". They were required to include an existing bank's use in this application because a previous SE was approved on the property for the bank, SE 89-Y-035. They needed to amend that old application to add the sign request and to remove one parking space (to accommodate landscaping around the new sign). No revisions to the existing bank building or its use are proposed with this application.
- 9:30 - SE 2015-SU-017 approval to allow a drive-through bank
- Proponent: Inda E. Stagg, Senior Land Use Planner, on behalf of BBCN Bank
- Action: SE 2015-SU-017 application approval to allow a drive-through bank
- Location: 13890 Braddock Road (TM 54-4 ((1)) 87D pt.)
This is an office building located immediately south of the shopping center located south of Lee Highway, east of Old Centerville Road, and north of Braddock Road. The shopping center contains "Spa World" as a tenant. The office location is highlighted in yellow in the portion of the tax map below.
BBCN is seeking SE approval to allow a drive-through bank in an existing building. No new construction is proposed. This case is a little strange because a SE was previously approved for this use in this location, the building was constructed for the use (with drive through lanes and a canopy), and it was used as a drive-through bank for a number of years. Unfortunately, the bank that was using the drive-through left. The drive-through use was not operated on the property for more than two years and the use expired. Now a bank wants to reoccupy the space, but can't without new SE approval.
Here's a photograph of the existing building and drive-though:
Here are the submission materials
- Old Business
- Fairfax Center Area Study - Phase II - Submission Period Open
- Phase II of the
Fairfax Center Area Study is now underway. Phase II will focus on Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the Suburban Center portion of the area, as is illustrated in the map below. Phase II will also include an examination of the Area-wide Recommendations for the Fairfax Center Area. You are receiving this notification because you have been identified as a homeowners/civic association contact or property manager in the Fairfax Center Area. We ask that you distribute this invitation to your community and encourage them to attend. If you are no longer the appropriate contact person for this group, please contact us and forward this message to the appropriate contact person so that they may notify your community. You may also update your community's contact information with the county by using this link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/hoaupdate.htm.
- To receive continued communications about the study, please visit the study website to sign up for the Fairfax Center Area Study listserv.
- To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan and the planning process in Fairfax County, you can watch our Comprehensive Planning 101 YouTube video
- Public participation is essential to understanding community priorities and finalizing the scope of Phase II of the Fairfax Center Area Study. To help shape the scope of Phase II, a submission period will be open for a period of five weeks (April 17 - May 22, 2015) to solicit proposed changes to the Plan. Anyone may submit a proposed change. Proposed changes will be used to inform the study of the Suburban Center and Area-wide Recommendations. The submission period will be open through Friday, May 22, 2015.
- The formal review proposed changes is anticipated to begin in June 2015. ZZAdditional details about the review process will be posted on the Fairfax Center Area website as they become available.
- For more information on the submission process and to access the online and printable submission forms, please visit the Fairfax Center Area Study website. You can contact the Planning Division by phone (703-324-1380, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay)) or email if you have any questions about the submission procedure.
- New Business
- Items of General Interest:
- At the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Super Science Saturdays every second Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This series is made possible by the generous support of FBR.
Saturday, May 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
This event is made possible by the generous support of FBR.
- "Flights of Fancy" Stories for Children on a variable schedule
This series is made possible by the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
- Ask an Expert Gallery Talks on the second and fourth Thursdays, 12:30 pm
- Author Book Signings on variable schedule
- Imax Movies
Variable titles, schedules, and prices
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
to be included in the public hearing record.
- Join the Fairfax Federation at its Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet - honoring our very own Sully Supervisor Mike Frey on 3 May 2015
- Register for the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission forum, Transit Means Business, scheduled for Friday, 8 May 2015
- The forum will feature U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez along with Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, so it will be a good chance to hear what top transportation policy makers have to say about transit's role in economic competitiveness.
- The forum is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at 8:30 am at the Greensboro Conference Center in McLean. For more information and to register, go to http://www.novatransit.org/transit-means-business/.
- Register Today for Bike to Work Day 2015, scheduled for Friday, 15 May 2015.
- New and experienced bicycle commuters are invited to register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-7433, TTY 711, and to sign-up for their local pit
stop. Fairfax County has a total of 14 pit stops where registrants can pick-up free t-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is hosting two pit stops this year.
- Bike to Work Day celebrates a clean, healthy and fun way to get to work at close to 80 different pit stops throughout the metropolitan Washington region. The pit stops hosted by FCDOT are located at:
- Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035, 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Burke VRE Station Ã¢ÂÂ near the train platform, 10399 Premier Court Burke, VA 22015, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
- For other pits stops located in Fairfax County visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org
- This free event is coordinated regionally by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. For more information, contact Vanessa Aguayo, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, at 703-877-5764, TTY 711.
- Sign up for the June 2015 Community Leadership Institute by 22 May 2015
- The June 2015 Community Leadership Institute will be held on:
- Wednesday, June 3, 5:30-9 pm
- Wednesday, June 10, 5:30-9 pm
- Wednesday, June 17, 5:30-9 pm
- The (CLI) is an educational program that provides tools for community leaders to "think regionally and act locally" when they get involved in transportation decision making. Led by TPB staff, the CLI includes presentations and group activities that explore the relationship between land use and transportation, and options for dealing with the transportation impacts of regional growth. Over the course of the three-day workshop, the CLI provides opportunities for participants to connect their local interests with issues facing the region as a whole. Alumni from CLI are active community and political leaders in local governments, non-profits, and other groups.
- All three nights of the June CLI will be held at the MWCOG offices near Union Station in Washington, DC.
- To apply, please submit a statement of interest. Application deadline is Friday, May 22, 2015.
- Also, please feel free to pass this information along to community leaders in your area who you think would be well-matched for the program!
- If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the CLI, please contact: Bryan Hayes - firstname.lastname@example.org or Lamont Cobb - email@example.com
- Transform 66 Outside the Beltway - Public Hearings 27 May - 3 June 2015
- Choose a hearing location and date that works for you. All hearing times are from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. A brief presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.:
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
- Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Oakton High School - Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #14), 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Battlefield High School - Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #4), 15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Bull Run Elementary School - Cafeteria (Entrance #1), 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 2012
- The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will host Public Hearings for the public to review and provide comments on the Tier 2 Environmental Assessment (EA)/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The EA is being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and 23 CFR 771. The project involves the transformation of 25 miles of I-66 between U.S. Route15 in Haymarket and I-495/Capital Beltway, and will provide congestion relief and enhanced safety, as well as new travel choices and reliability.
- Review project information at www.transform66.org, at the public hearings, or at VDOT's Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax beginning May 12, 2015. Please call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions. Preliminary plans, project schedule, and right-of-way, environmental and civil rights information, will be available for review at the above website, address and public hearings.
- Written comments may be submitted by mail to Ms. Susan Shaw, Megaprojects Director, at the VDOT District Office address above, or by email to Transform66@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference "Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Public Hearing" in the subject line. Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by 18 June 2015
- Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project until 30 June 2015 -- Help Us Improve Your Bike Ride to Metro and VRE Stations
- The Board of Supervisors adopted Fairfax County's first ever Bicycle Master Plan on October 28, 2014. The Bicycle Master Plan lays out the long term vision for adding bicycle facilties throughout Fairfax County.. The Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project provides commuters and leisure bicyclist the opportunity to help prioritize future bicycle improvement projects. Specifically, we are reaching out to bicyclist to show us what routes are being used to get to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stations in Fairfax County today. This information will help guide the decision making process on future bicycle infrastructure improvements including wayfinding signage and bike lanes.
- The interactive map is open to the public to post their routes and provide feedback until June 30, 2015.
- Next Membership Meeting 25 June 2015:
- Membership Topic: State of Sully by Sully Supervisor Michael Frey
- Land Use and Transportation Committee:
- 8:30 - Akridge Westfields Development
- Proponent: Lori R. Greenlief, Senior Land Use Planner, McGuireWoods LLP
- Action: Development
- Location: Westfields
Akridge last presented their plans for residential use on their property in Westfields at our April meeting. Their Planning Commission hearing is the night of our June meeting and they would like to return prior to the PC hearing to present refinements to the project based on the additional feedback received from citizen groups.
- 9:00 - Trinity Centre residential units
- Proponent: Mark C. Looney, Cooley LLP, representing JLB Realty
- Action: rezoning application pending with Fairfax County (RZ/FDP 2015-SU-002 and PCA 86-S-071-04) to permit construction of approximately 355 residential units
- Location: Adjacent to the existing lake at the eastern entrance to Trinity Centre
JLB Realty is under contract to purchase one of the undeveloped parcels in Trinity Centre. JLB has a rezoning application pending with Fairfax County (RZ/FDP 2015-SU-002 and PCA 86-S-071-04) to permit construction of approximately 355 residential units adjacent to the existing lake at the eastern entrance to Trinity Centre. They currently are scheduled for a September Planning Commission public hearing and wanted to arrange an initial presentation to the Land Use Committee of the Sully District Council. This first presentation would be for informational purposes, and they would return in July or September with a final presentation.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council