Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
Agenda for 19 October 2020 Joint Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee (JSDLU&TC) Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Joint Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting will meet virtually at 7:00 p.m. on 19 October 2020 Due to the intensification of the coronavirus pandemic this meeting will be conducted online only! This meeting will be held using a WebEx meeting url. Meeting Information:
The Sully District Council requires each participant in our online meetings to identify themselves. If your screen name does not provide enough information to identify yourself, or you are a call-in participant, you will be asked to to identify yourself. If after repeated requests, you choose not to do so, you will be disconnected from 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 2020?
- Sully District Council is Social!
Jim Neighbors, the Sully District Council Secretary, has updated the JSDLU&TC Land Use Matrix.
This month's meeting of the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
is scheduled for 7:00, Wednesday, 5 October 2020. Note that is the first Monday of October rather than our usual fourth Wednesday.
- Topic: — Our Council is cosponsoring with the League of Woman Voters, Fairfax Area, a Tenth District Virginia US House of Representatives Virtual Candidate Forum. There will be no Eleventh District forum.
You can view the recording of the Forum by visiting the League's website https://www.lwv-fairfax.org/2020-candidate-forums
Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee topics:
- In light of an 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.
- 8:00 — First Sheetz location in Fairfax County (SE2020-SU-005)
8:45 — Transportation Improvements along Rt 50 in Loudoun County
- Proponent: Elizabeth D. Baker, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
The Applicant has filed a requested to establish a service station, quick service food store, and restaurant with drive-through facility on 2.70 acres at the northeast corner of the intersection of McLearen Road and Towerview Road in the Sully District. The Applicant intends to demolish the existing office building and surface parking lot fronting McLearen Road, and construct an approximately 6,075 square feet Sheetz store. When approved, this will be the first Sheetz location in Fairfax County.
- Location: 13850 McLearen Road, Tax Map Parcel 24-4 ((1)) 1 (pt.)
Here is their presentation in pptx or pdf formats
- Exempt: Is
- Read Statement: Not Applicable
VDOT - Comment Period on the I-495 NEXT Project Extended to December 4, 2020:
- VDOT - Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Construction Update Virtual Meetings:
- The Transform 66 project team will hold two online construction update meetings with presentations and question-and-answer sessions on recent construction progress and upcoming activities and impacts. Participants will be able to submit questions during the meeting or in advance. Details
- Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Meeting will cover construction activities from Bull Run to Waples Mill Road. Details
- Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Meeting will cover construction activities from Jermantown Road to I-495. Details
- Join the VTrans team for the 2020 VTrans Virtual Workshops.
The second set of sessions are question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions in anticipation of questions or need for clarifications. Similar to the first set of sessions, two options are offered to allow participants to choose one that best meets their availability.:
- Background: Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Transportation Board adopted the Policy for the Identification of VTrans Mid-term Needs and accepted the 2019 VTrans Mid-term Needs. The Board also directed them to prioritize the identified 2019 VTrans Mid-term Needs.
- Significance of the Prioritized VTrans Mid-term Needs: Based on the direction from the Board, the prioritized VTrans Mid-term Needs may form the basis for VDOT and DRPT's planning and project development efforts as well as policies related to transportation programs and activities.
- Purpose of the Virtual Workshops: The Draft Policy for the Prioritization of the 2019 VTrans Mid-term Needs will become available for a 30-day public review and comment period starting October 28th. The purpose of the 2020 VTrans Virtual Workshops is to:
- Share the draft policy, associated results, and the details;
- Share options to review the policy and provide feedback; and,
- Provide opportunities to get clarifications, provide feedback, and gather more information.
- When: There are two sets workshops, a total of four sessions.
The first set of sessions will focus on introducing and explaining the methodology for the Draft Prioritized Needs. These sessions will be identical in terms of agenda and two options are offered to allow participants to choose one that best meets their availability. Interested participants may attend only one of the two sessions:
- Workshop 1: Overview of the Draft Policy for Prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs, Thursday, October 29th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Register using this link
- Workshop 2: Overview of the Draft Policy for Prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs, Friday, October 30th, 10:00am - 11:30am. Register using this link
- Workshop 3: Q&A related to the Draft Policy for Prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs, Friday, November 13th, 10:00am - 11:30am. Register using this link
- Workshop 4: Q&A related to the Draft Policy for Prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs, Tuesday November 17th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm Register using this link
- If you are unable to join: Participation at these workshops is not required to provide feedback on the Draft Policy for the Prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs. Please note:
- The draft policy document as well as the results will be available on www.vtrans.org starting October 28th, 2020 and an email notification when the draft policy and the results are posted.
- The presentation for the first set of two sessions will be recorded and posted; and,
- You can continue to provide feedback by emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, contacting the VTrans Team, or writing to the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, 1221 E. Broad Street, 2nd Floor, East Wing, Richmond, VA 23219.
- Our requests:
- Please be on the lookout for the Draft Policy for the Prioritization of the VTrans Mid-term Needs on October 28th and provide feedback.
- If you would like to get more details, please Register using the Webex links above. You may need to download the Cisco Webex software in order to join the meeting.
- Feel free to forward the invitation and other VTrans related notifications to others.
- Thank you, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Contact us at email@example.com, or at our mailing address of Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, 1221 E. Broad Street, 2nd Floor, East Wing, Richmond, VA 23219
As circumstances permit, next month's meetings will start at 7 PM virtually unless otherwise indicated.
- Comments on the environmental assessment and proposed design must be received by no later than December 4, 2020, to be included in the public record.
- Comments can be submitted in the following ways:
- Completing the online comment form
- Emailing 495NorthernExtension@VDOT.virginia.gov (Comments should reference “495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project” in the subject line)
- Mailing to: VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, Attn: Abi Lerner, P.E., 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
- For more information about the I-495 NEXT Project, visit the project website at http://www.495northernextension.org/about_the_study/.
- The next Sully District Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, 18 November 2020. Note that is the third Wednesday rather than our usual fourth Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Topic: — TBD.
We would be interested in topics you might find interesting. Please send an email to board2020 @ sullydistrict.org with the topics you'd like to see at a Sully District Council of Citizens Associations meeting.
- Next month's Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee is scheduled for Monday, 16 November 2020.
- 7:00 — Recently authorized Comprehensive Plan Amendment concerning the Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) Policy, as well as changes to the Housing and Land Use Elements
8:00 — Ellipse at Westfield and Albemarle Points
- Proponent: Graham Owen, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development
- Proposal: County staff from the Department of Planning and Development and Department of Housing and Community Development would like to brief the Sully District Council on a recently authorized Comprehensive Plan Amendment concerning the Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) Policy, as well as changes to the Housing and Land Use Elements. Work on the plan amendment is ongoing and staff would like to receive input on the proposed changes prior to public hearings with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, which are tentatively scheduled for January and February of 2021.
- Location: Countywide
The WDU policy encourages residential proposals in development centers to commit 12% of the units in their projects to affordable levels for households with incomes ranging from 80%-120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the Washington DC metro area. The policy has been in place since 2007 and has led to the production of approximately 1,600 committed units in the county, almost all of which have been rental units. However, we have found that the rental rates for WDUs at the 100% and 120% AMI tiers are often at or above market rate, thus making it difficult to fill units at these tiers. A task force was established by the Board in March 2019 to recommend policy changes to reform the program and better match it with the housing needs in the county. The task force recommendations, which are included in the attached Board Housing Committee presentation, include removing income tiers above 80% AMI from the program in favor of a new target range from 60%-80% AMI, doubling the commitment level for the income tiers under 80% AMI while reducing the total commitment level from 12% to 8% to reflect that the higher income tiers would no longer be in the program.
- Exempt: IsNot
- Read Statement: Not Applicable
In July the Board authorized staff to draft a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to revise the policy for rental units given the task force recommendations. Related changes are also being considered to the Housing and Land Use Policy Plan volumes, as well as the commitment levels and income tiers for the WDU policy in Tysons, which are different from the countywide policy.