Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
Agenda for 3 October 2017 Joint Sully District Land Use and Transportation Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Joint Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 3 October 2017 in the Sully District Governmental Center Rear Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. This meeting is on the first Tuesday of the month with participation by members of both the Land Use and Transportation committees of the SDCCA and WFCCA. The meeting will be followed by a SDCCA board meeting. 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 for 2017?
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Current Month Meetings
- This month's meeting of the Sully District Council is scheduled for 7:30 PM Wednesday, 25 October 2017.
- Topic: Seventh Biennial State Legislative Candidates Night jointly sponsored with the League of Woman Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA), the American Association of University Women of Virginia (AAUW), the Zeta Phi Beta (ZPB) Sorority, Inc., and the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA)
- All candidates for the five House of Delegate districts within Sully have been invited to speak and answer questions
- House of Delegates:
- 36th District (Difficult Run Precinct)
- 37th District (Multiple Precincts)
- 40th District (Multiple Precincts)
- 67th District (Multiple Precincts)
- 86th District (Multiple Precincts)
- This month's Land Use and Transportation Committee:
- In light of the recent amendment to the Code of Virginia, the county has provided us with a statement be to read when our land use committee meets with a prospective applicant for a rezoning or proffer condition amendment (PCA) for new residential development and/or new residential use in areas of the County that are not exempt from Virginia Code Section 15.2-2303.4. It is recommended that if our committee is meeting with more than one applicant to read this statement for each rezoning/PCA.
- All times estimates are provided as a courtesy, presentations will start after the completion of the proceeding presentation, however long it takes. Recommend that presenters be ready at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time.
- Prospective presenters are requested to register on the Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form as a condition of their presentation.
- 7:00 -- Mini-warehousing establishment in Centreville
- Proponent: Cooley on behalf of JSF Management, LLC, Samantha Steketee, Land Use Planner II, Cooley LLP
- Action: Rezoning from C-7 to C-8 Highway Commercial District (C-8) to allow the development of a mini-warehousing establishment
- Location: Southwest quadrant of Centreville Road (Route 28) and Lee Highway (Route 29) in Centreville
- From the On-line Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form:
- Exempt: Is
- Statement Acknowledged: Yes
- Description: JSF Management, LLC, (the Applicant) seeks approval of a Rezoning (the RZ) and Special Exception (the SE) to develop the properties identified on the Fairfax County Tax Map as 54-4((01))72A and 54-4((01))72B (collectively the Property) with a mini-warehousing establishment that will serve as a self-storage facility.
The Applicant proposes to rezone the Property from C-7 to C-8 Highway Commercial District (C-8) to allow the development of a mini-warehousing establishment on the Property to serve the needs of residential and non-residential uses within a one to five mile radius. The mini-warehousing establishment will consist of an approximately 104,427 square-foot self-storage facility (the Proposed Development). The proposed mini-warehousing establishment use is permitted by special exception in the C-8 district.
Accordingly, the Applicant seeks approval of two special exceptions, one to permit the proposed mini-warehousing establishment use in accordance with Section 4-804 of the Zoning Ordinance, and the second to increase the permitted FAR from 0.50 to 0.70 in accordance with Section 4-807 of the Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant's proposed increase in FAR is within the allowable range of up to 0.70 (with Board approval), as set forth in Section 9-618 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Please note that we are exempt from VA Code Section 15.2-2303.4 since the proposed application is strictly for non-residential uses.
- The Property is currently zoned C-7 Regional Retail Commercial District (C-7) under the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance (the Zoning Ordinance) and is located within the Highway Corridor Overlay District, Sign Control Overlay District, and the Water Supply Protection Overlay District. The approximately 3.42-acre parcel is currently undeveloped.
- In August the Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee heard the RZ 2016-SU-015 Old Lee Rd car storage and service center presentation
- The Planning Commission received a letter from a site neighbor requesting that the same rezoning be also applied to his site. Commissioner Jim Hart reports that the PC can't do this anyway, absent an application.
- The public hearing on the RZ was 14 September 2017. Keith Martin submitted new proffers (attached) to resolve the disagreement between the applicant and staff about green buildings and 3rd party certification. Jim Hart indicated that he believes this change has resolved the outstanding issue. They are going to commit to EarthCraft as an alternative to LEED and staff is OK with that now. See revised proffer 11. Here is a link to the staff report http://ldsnet.fairfaxcounty.gov/ldsnet/ldsdwf/4586407.PDF if interested.
- Joint Sully District Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting Doodle Poll
- We're resurveying our memberships to see if the current 1st Tuesday of the month is still the most convenient. The month of October is being used as a generic month - we're more interested in finding out if you can make the 2nd Wednesday or the 3rd Thursday rather than that actual date. Here's the link to the survey
Items of General Interest:
- Current events at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Car Tax Due Oct. 5; Extended Hours, Many Ways to Pay
- Have you paid your car tax yet? If not, the deadline is near — Thursday, Oct. 5. NewsCenter has a helpful checklist to get you through the process, including:
- Extended hours at the Government Center.
- Secure online access to your personal property (car tax) and real estate tax accounts.
- Convenient and quick ways to pay.
- VDOT Unveils Website for I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway
- With express lanes opening this December on I-66 Inside the Beltway, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) unveiled a new website, 66ExpressLanes.org, to educate travelers about how tolling will work, the necessity of getting an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex, and other changes coming to the highway. The express lanes, which will be in effect Monday through Friday, 5:30-9:30 a.m. eastbound, and 3:00-7:00 p.m. westbound, are designed to offer new travel choices that move more people on I-66 with greater speed and reliability.
- This new website provides comprehensive information to prepare commuters for the opening of the Express Lanes, including:
- How the dynamically-tolled I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes will operate;
- Who is subject to the toll by explaining the difference between a free and tolled trip. Solo drivers will be able to use the highway during rush hour for the first time since it opened in 1982 by paying a toll, while carpoolers, transit riders, motorcyclists, and emergency and law enforcement vehicles performing their duties will experience toll-free trips. The elimination of exemptions for special user groups such as clean-fuel vehicles and Dulles International Airport-bound vehicles, to treat all I-66 users equally;
- What type of transponder to choose by making a distinction between E-ZPass (which enables solo drivers to pay a toll to access the rush-hour Express Lanes) and E-ZPass Flex (which enables vehicles with two or more occupants to travel toll-free);
- Where to get an E-ZPass/E-ZPass Flex, including AAA Mid-Atlantic locations, select Wegmans and Giant grocery stores, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles centers, and online;
- When are the new HOV/tolling hours? In the morning driving eastbound between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. and in the evening heading westbound between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.; and
- How much will it cost? A toll calculator that will display current toll rate estimates, which will be activated when the Express Lanes open.
- After covering the cost of maintaining and operating the facility, remaining toll revenues from the I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes will be invested in transportation alternatives that improve mobility and benefit travelers using I-66 Inside the Beltway will be administered by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
- More information can be found at 66ExpressLanes.org and Transform66.org
- Jim Hart provided the following:
- Upcoming ZOAs: For your scheduling purposes, there are several fairly substantive ZOAs in the pipeline which I think are on your radar screen, and your committee might want to review. I wanted to share some links for the committee and interested folks.
- Minor Modifications is probably next up, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/zmod/minor-modifications.htm, very close to being authorized for public hearing, would streamline certain changes which now require a public hearing, some could be done administratively, some could be done by a Board of Supervisors vote. Drawing the lines as to what changes will still require someone [including some homeowner projects] to come back through the public hearing process, what changes do the citizens or land use committees still want to see, what can be streamlined, can be tricky. Staff is very close to having text ready for advertising, PC public hearing probably October 26th, BOS date probably November 21. There are some competing interests we are trying to balance, streamlining vs. citizen input. Kevin Guinaw is staff coordinator, working with Barbara Byron. This is a draft of text which will be going to the BOS' development process committee next week http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/board-committees/meetings/2017/sept19-development-minor-modification-handout.pdf
- Restaurants http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/zmod/restaurants.htm also will be coming up fairly soon, PC public hearing probably November 30th, BOS date probably January 23. You are already familiar with the difficulties with some of the current restaurant definitions. Carmen Bishop is staff coordinator. Here is a draft of what is going to the BOS' development process committee next week http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/board-committees/meetings/2017/sept19-development-handout.pdf [obviously there may still be changes, this is complicated]
- Short term rentals http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/short-term-rentals.htm also likely is coming up in the next few months. This has to do with Airbnb type use of homes, currently prohibited but a lot of it is happening anyway. Staff is still actively gathering input from both sides, and this topic has generated a lot of interest. I don't have dates yet but it will be after the 2 items above. Leslie Johnson, Lily Yegazu, Donna Pesto and several others are the staff working on that project. There is at least one more public meeting on Sept. 25th in Dranesville District. We are talking about maybe having a PC workshop but that is not firmed up yet.
- North County plan amendment cycle:
- Also, the cycle is now open for North County plan amendment nominations, including Sully http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/planamendments/sspa/ This is for the process which replaced Fairfax Forward, it is going to be called SSPA. As you know, we have gone back to a process which will allow site specific nominations for the first time in several years [subject to eligibility and screening] with much more citizen input, restoring some of the features you remember from the APR task force process. Community screening of the nominations is tentatively next spring, with the PC public hearing probably in June, on the issue of what items would be added to the work program.
- Community Meeting on 4 Oct 2017: Proposed Comprehensive Plan Changes for Middleton Farms & Jackson Property
- You are invited to an upcoming community meeting to learn about the Middleton Farms (DSC-D1-1) and Jackson Property (DSC-D1-2) proposals to change the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Coates Elementary School, 2480 River Birch Road, Herndon, VA 20171. At the meeting staff will review a preliminary recommendation to change the Comprehensive Plan language for these properties.
- The Middleton Farms submission proposes to add an option in the Comprehensive Plan for single-family attached residential units at a density of 5 dwelling units per acre. For more information please see: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/dullessuburbancenter/submissions/dsc-d1-1/
- The Jackson Property submission proposes to add an option for residential development at 10-12 units per acre. This proposed density has since decreased. For more information please see: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/dullessuburbancenter/submissions/dsc-d1-2/
- If you are unable to attend the community meeting, but have questions or would like more information please contact Clara Johnson or Roger Dindyal in the Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay).
- Community Feedback Sought on Prioritizing Proposed Fairfax County Transportation Projects for Funding until 9 November 2017
- The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) are seeking feedback from the community to help prioritize unfunded
transportation projects in the county. The results of this outreach will assist the Board of Supervisors in selecting transportation priorities that can be implemented with existing revenue sources
through Fiscal Year 2023, and with additional funding that may become available in the future.
- The county has identified more than 100 unfunded capital and operating projects important for improving the efficiency and safety of the county's transportation network.
These projects are in addition to the
approximately 300 projects that are already funded
and underway (in the amount of approximately $3 billion).
- These unfunded projects would provide new capacity, and include interchange improvements, roadway extensions, spot improvements, roadway widening projects, transit, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
With very limited amount of funding available for these proposed projects (approximately $100 million), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors would like to know which of these projects are most important to you. Below are some resources on the proposed
unfunded projects as well as projects already funded and currently underway:
In this interactive map, you can view both the unfunded projects under consideration, and the projects already funded and currently underway.
- Public Input Opportunities
- > PUBLIC MEETINGS
FCDOT has scheduled a series of public meetings for the community to learn more about the projects proposed for funding. Each of the meetings will begin with an open house
followed by a formal presentation and a Q&A session. There will be map display boards for residents to view of the unfunded projects as well as transportation projects currently underway. These meetings will be held at:
South County Government Center – 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria –
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
North County Governmental Center – 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston –
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center – 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax –
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Library – 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church –
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
- > LIVE ONLINE CHAT - Join the conversation at noon on Oct. 17, 2017
If you are unable to attend a public meeting, you can
join FCDOT staff for a live
Ask Fairfax! online chat on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1 p.m.
- > ONLINE SURVEY - Comments accepted through Nov. 9, 2017
You can also let FCDOT know which projects you want to be considered for funding by filling out a survey. Your responses are confidential and you may take the survey only
once. Comments are accepted through Monday, Nov. 9, 2017:
Take the survey
a paper copy of the survey (PDF), fill it out, and mail it to:
Fairfax County Department of Transportation/TPP 2017 Survey
4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
- Keep Informed and Spread the Word
If you would like to stay informed or spread the word
in your community on the ways to provide input:
- Park Authority Seeks Comments on Cultural Resource Plan through Friday, 17 November 2017
- The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking public comment on the
newly-revised Cultural Resource Management Plan. This plan was
developed as part of the Park Authority’s continuing effort to promote
the culture of resource stewardship in Fairfax County and to continue
in its mission to protect cultural resources for present and future
generations. Public input will be accepted online at Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov
and also through two public comment meetings set for October.
- Public Comment Meetings
- The first meeting will be held at Green Spring Gardens on
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. Green Spring Gardens
is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria VA. The
meeting will be held in the Garden Center meeting room.
- A second meeting will take place at the Great Falls
Grange on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
at 7 p.m. The Grange is
located at 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA.
- Interested speakers may sign up in advance by contacting the Public
Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Individuals may speak for three minutes; groups or organizations may
have one speaker for five minutes. You may also sign up at the
- This is an update to the 2006 plan. The original plan had 11
topical chapters. Over the years, staff and section
reorganizations have broken out particular topic areas and
responsibilities that required a new look at this plan.
Additionally, changes in requirements for reaccreditation by the
American Alliance of Museums made a new, simplified approach desirable.
- In 2017, the Cultural Resource Management Plan is being revamped to
provide a more streamlined approach to archaeology and historic
preservation. The new plan reflects recent structural changes
that established two cooperative branches; the Heritage Conservation
Branch and the Archaeology and Collections Branch. This plan sets forth
specific branch responsibilities and coordinates agency-wide efforts.
- View the
Draft Cultural Resources Management Plan. Public
comment will be accepted through Friday, November 17,
2017. Following consideration of all public comments as
well as any needed plan revisions, the Park Authority Board will
consider the document for approval. For more information contact
Dr. Elizabeth Crowell at Elizabeth.Crowell@fairfaxcounty.gov
Next month's meetings will start at 7 PM in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151.
- 7:00 -- Play & Learn
7:30 -- Win & Archery
- Proponent: Kevin McMahan is staff coordinator, Kevin McWhorter is the attorney, he is in the Leesburg office of Walsh Colucci
- Action: SP case going to the BZA
- Location: 4102 Pepsi Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
BZA date is tentatively 6 December 2017
- Proponent: Emma Estes is staff coordinator, Kevin McWhorter is the attorney, he is in the Leesburg office of Walsh Colucci
- Action: SP case going to the BZA
- Location: 14101 Sullyfield Circle, Suite 340, Chantilly, VA 20151
BZA date is tentatively 29 November 2017
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Land Use and Transportation Committee Chair
Sully District Council
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