Agenda for 7 November 2005 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30
p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900
Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151
- Proponent: Jeff Saxe for Sully North Investments
- Action: SE to allow increase in building height and Rezoning
- Location: South side of Wall Road 800 feet west of Centreville Road
This proposal has been seen by this committee twice since 2000 in another guise. The first two times the proposal called for an change to the Comprehensive Plan to allow residential development east of the proposed spine road. The first out-of-turn Plan Amendment was withdrawn after the economic downturn following the attacks of 9-11. It was then included in area plan review conducted in 2004 but was deferred indefinitely to address student generation issues. Both times it has been endorsed by this body. This proposal is essentially the same, but the housing to the east of the spine road is now proposed to be limited to adult age restricted housing in conformity with HUD guidelines. This eliminates any student generation by the residential component and allows the development to go forward, as the residential component is less than 40%, without a plan amendment.
- Proponent: Keith Martin for Sack, Harris & Martin
- Action: RZ/FDP 2000-MD-20, from residential vcacant to office, hotel & multifamily
- Location: Southeast quadrant of interseection of Rt 28 and Frying Pan Road
- Old Business (8:00):
- Sully District Council Development Criteria Checklist
Jim Neighbors, the Sully Station HOA representative to the Sully District Council, developed this Development Criteria Checklist. It has been subsequently modified and posted for the use of the Land Use and Transportation Committee. We encourage suggestions on how to make it a more useful tool. It is not intended to indicate that the issues listed here are the only items of concern to the SDC, but as an aid to the members of the SDC in evaluating a proposal presented before us. At this meeting suggested changes are welcome.
- Fairfax County Program Design and Development Status Report - August 2005 A summary of road and trail/sidewalk improvements of interest to Sully residents.
- The list is a summary/status of all of the projects that the Fairfax County Department of Public Works (DPWES) oversees/manages.
Improvements to Centreville and Stringfellow roads are projects managed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Therefore, they are not listed because they do not fall under the purview of DPWES.
However, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is working very closely with VDOT on the Centreville and Stringfellow roads projects. FCDOT provides the Board of Supervisors with quarterly reports on these two projects as they are part of the Board's four-year transportation plan.
The latest update the Board received was at the last Board meeting on September 26th. The latest estimated timetable for both projects is as
- Centreville Road
Groundbreaking for the Centreville Road project was on June 30, 2005. Since that time, the Route 28 PPTA/LLC group finalized some of their right-of-way acquisition work and now plans to have construction crews out this fall (i.e., in the very near future). The first area to be constructed will be along the southern portion of Centreville Road. Starting the work this fall should not affect the project schedule.
- Design - Begin September 2004 - End February 2005
- Right-of-Way Acquisition - Begin December 2004 - End December 2005
- Utility Relocation - Begin June 2005 - End May 2006
- Construction - Begin June 2005 - End February 2007
- Stringfellow Road
VDOT recently selected a consultant (Rinker Design Associates) for the project. In addition, VDOT recently completed a topographic survey and a
utility relocation survey for the project.
- Design - Begin July 2004 - End June 2007
- Right-of-Way Acquisition - Begin July 2007 - End June 2009
- Utility Relocation - Begin June 2009 - End June 2011
- Construction - Begin July 2011 - End December 2013
Sully Supervisor Michael Frey is not pleased with the timetable as he believes that when the citizens of the county approve a bond they should expect the project to be completed in a more timely fashion that the above schedule. At this time VDOT is not sure if they will use federal dollars for this project. If federal dollars are used this would require Environmental Impact Statement work which is an additional step and would alter the timetable (i.e., delay the delivery of the project). Fairfax County recently sent a letter to VDOT requesting that this project not be federalized so as to not extend the timetable for the completion of this project.
- New Business (8:30):
- At the Fairfax County Board Of Supervisors Transportation Subcommittee meeting on 16 September they heard presentations on:
- The Route 28 Corridor Improvements Project Team is pleased to announce that the WESTFIELDS BLVD. INTERCHANGE at ROUTE 28
is OPENING TO TRAFFIC the WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 7TH, 2005
- Beginning Friday, October 7th after the morning rush hour, crews will begin switching Westfields Blvd. traffic to the new bridge over Route 28. The existing signal at Route 28 and temporary intersection will be removed at that time. Crews will work non-stop through the weekend to complete construction of several loop ramps that cannot be completed until traffic is switched to the bridge. All ramps should be open to traffic by the Monday morning rush hour.
- During the weekend, several DETOURS will be in place while the loop ramps are completed. These are shown on the attached map and include:
- #1 - No access from northbound Route 28 to westbound Westfields Blvd.
- A marked DETOUR will be in place directing traffic to use Willard Road or use alternate routes.
- #2 - No access from westbound Westfields Blvd. to southbound Route 28
- A marked DETOUR will be in place directing traffic to use Walney Road or use alternate routes.
- For more information on the project, please see our website at www.28freeway.com.
- DATA held a seminar on 28 September 2005 on Transit Oriented Development. Three presentations are available:
- Scheduled Meetings:
- Public Work Sessions to Consider Changes to the Zoning Ordinance Regarding Minimum Yard Requirements (setbacks), Fence/Wall Height, Lot Width and Height Issues
- Staff will conduct a number of Public Work Sessions to take input and answer questions regarding possible changes to the Zoning Ordinance with regard to setbacks, fence/wall height, lot width and height. See the summary table outlining the issues that are being considered for modification. Work Sessions convenient to Sully Residents are listed, with all meetings open to all interested parties. Additional information will be forwarded as it is developed. The county is working on updating the website, Please call with any questions - 703-324-1314.
- September 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
North County Governmental Center
12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Community Room
Reston, VA 20190
- October 6, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center, Rooms 9/10
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
- You are cordially invited to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Community Open House at 6:30 PM on 3 October 2005
- Discuss your environmental interests with DEQ representatives in your area
- DEQ Northern Virginia Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193
- Light Snacks and Refreshments will be served
- RSVP by September 29th, to
or 703-583-3810 or 800-592-5482
- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be hosting our second
annual open house and community meeting at the Northern Virginia regional office in Woodbridge. The
department recognizes the value in collaborating with our stakeholders on identifying and working to solve
- This meeting is being hosted by myself and DEQ Director Bob Burnley. I am pleased to also announce that
the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Virginia Chapter of the American
Lung association are helping us facilitate this outreach opportunity. DEQ is eager to share with you what the
agency and the Northern Regional Office is doing to address community concerns about our environment.
We have, for instance, developed a community involvement plan that focuses on air and water quality as well
as issues relating to solid waste and environmental education. The goal of our upcoming meeting is to
embark on the next phase of our efforts, by exploring possible collaborative issues with citizens and various
- Our meeting will convene at 6:30 PM. We encourage you to arrive early as we will have displays and
information to share in advance of the meeting, beginning at 5:30 PM. Our community meeting will focus on
two important issues: impacts to our local watershed and its influence on the Chesapeake Bay and air quality
in northern Virginia. An agenda is attached for your review.
You are encouraged to bring along other associates or friends. If you are unable to attend, please consider
passing this invitation on to a friend or colleague and ask if they might be interested in attending.
- If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at (703) 583-3810.
- Sincerely, Jeffery A. Steers, Director, Northern Virginia Regional Office
- Supervisor Michael Frey and the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and the
Fairfax County Department of Transportation invite you to attend a meeting for the Stone Road Safety Project.
- When: Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Where: Sully District Governmental Center, James McDonnell Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
- Purpose: The Fairfax County Department of Public Works is considering improvements
to Stone Road to enhance the safety of this roadway. Improvements being considered include extension of the median just
south of Awbrey Patent Drive to Route 29, additional traffic signals and signage improvements. This meeting will serve to present the
scope of the project. After the presentation, Supervisor Frey and Fairfax County staff will entertain comments and feedback.
- County staff will be meeting with EQAC regarding stream classification at EQAC's meeting on October 11 at 7:15 p.m
- The Hidden Oaks building (behind the Fred M. Packard Center) is located at 4022 Hummer Road in the Annandale Community Park near the I-495/Rt. 236 Interchange.
- Anyone interested in this issue should also attend to get a better understanding of the issue.
- Rocky Run Stream Valley Park Riparian Buffer Planting, Cub Run Watershed, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, noon
- Here is an opportunity to step away from the meeting room and into the field!
- Fairfax ReLeaf, in partnership with Fairfax County DPWES - Stormwater Planning Division will be restoring a portion of Rocky Run's riparian buffer by planting native trees and shrubs, on Saturday, November 5th!
- Volunteers of all ages are welcome!
- The planting will occur where Big Rocky Run crosses under Majestic Road.
- For more information, contact Fairfax ReLeaf, 703-324-1409, TTY 711
- Also visit the Fairfax County Stormwater Management Web site
- Fairfax County will hold a series of public meetings in November to review the Transportation Plan Update. Public meetings were held March to discuss the methodology behind the update.
- The current hearings will focus on the revised document.
- The two locations most convenient to Sully residents are:
- Rocky Run Cty - Saturday, 5 November, 9:30 - 11:30
- County Government Center - Wednesday, 9 November, 7 - 9 PM
- Transit Oriented Development, Session 2: Next Steps, Thursday, November 10, 2005
- Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30 am, Session 8am - 10:30am
- Dulles Area Transportation Association, Improving Transportation in the Dulles Area since 1986
- Co-sponsors: Dulles Corridor Rail Association and the Greater Washington Board of Trade
- Continue to explore this important subject in this second seminar and learn more about potential options
- Robert Dunphy, Urban Land Institute
- Dennis Leach, Director, Transportation Division, Arlington County
- WMATA and Private Sector Speakers have been invited
- Host: Joe Siekierski, National Rural Utilities CFC, 2201 Cooperative Way, Herndon, VA
- Driving Directions to NRUCFC: Toll Road east bound to VA 657 exit 10 toward Herndon/Chantilly. Keep right and merge onto Centreville Road. Turn left onto Woodland Park Road and continue to Cooperative Way, going past CFC. Follow to NRTC Building on the Right and park in the back or in the parking garage. Enter the building through the double doors of the NRTC building
- Please RSVP by November 7th to email@example.com or call 703-817-1307. Payment by check or credit card: DATA and DCRA Members $25.00/Non-Members $40.00. Elected Officials & Local Government Employees will be guests of DATA
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- National experts and local leaders will facilitate this discussion identifying issues and exploring
potential solutions that will fit within Virginia’s unique governing laws.
- Conference Location: Algonkian Meeting Center at Algonkian Regional Park, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA 20165, (free parking available on-site)
- Registration in advance $50 (on-site $75) per person, a limited number of scholarships are available No refunds after October 25
- The registration form is due November 1
- Supervisor Michael Frey and the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation invite you to
attend a meeting to discuss the Route 28/Braddock Road/Walney Road intersection.
- When: Monday, November 14, 2005 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Where: Sully District Governmental Center, James McDonnell Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
- Purpose: The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation are reviewing modifications to this intersection
to improve traffic flow through this corridor. Modifications being considered are the elimination of crossover movements, and restricting some turning movements. After the presentation, Supervisor
Frey, VDOT, and FCDOT will listen to comments, concerns and suggestions, and answer any questions regarding the project.
- Fairfax County will hold three workshops in November to review the Difficult Run Draft Plan.
- The dates are:
- Eastern Subwatersheds: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.
- Southern Subwatersheds: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.
- Western/Reston Subwatersheds: Saturday, Nov. 19, 1:00 - 3:15 p.m.
- People can choose to attend the workshop that focuses on projects in their area - or, if they can’t attend one on that date, they can attend either one of the other two.
- A flyer with all the detailed information about the workshops is available. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Mary Reilly, SAIC, 978-921-1229.
Planned for 5 December Meeting
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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