Michael Horwatt and Regina Murray discussed plans by APC for construction of new communications facilities in and near the Sully District. They discussed four sites within Sully and one on its border with the Springfield District.
They plan on installing an antenna array on top of Fair Oaks Hospital joining antennas from other communications providers already there. They hope to get approval by the county Board of Supervisors sometime in January or February 1997.
They are negotiating with Community of Faith Methodist Church (near the day care center) in the Franklin Farm Community to place a 120 foot tall tree tower. The tower is designed to look somewhat like a tree with fake branches and brown coloring like tree bark. APC will conduct the second of a series of meetings with the community in mid September.
In Centreville, APC is looking for a site near I-66. It hopes to negotiate an agreement with Virginia Power to piggyback an antenna on one of their powerline towers. If that doesn?t work they have been contacted by the New Gate Homeowners Associations about the use of the Association?s property.
They are also discussing the possibility of placing a tree-tower at the Girl Scout?s Camp Crewel off of Vale Road.
They are scheduled to go forward with a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on 12 November to discuss their plans for constructing a 175 tall monopole at the Mott Community Center near the Braddock Road and Fairfax County Parkway interchange. This is site is located in the Springfield district just accross from the Sully District.
At any site where APC ends up building a tower, they would enter into negotiations with other communications providers to sublease portions of their towers, but usually on a separate lower level.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee