Agenda for 9 January 2006 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
Return visit to show potention line of site elavetions from the Centreville Road side of the development
- Proponent: Keith Martin for Atlantic Realty Companies, the Applicant, who is working with the title owner, Global Missions Holdings, LLC.
- Action: Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA) and Final Development Plan Amendment (FDPA)
- Location: The former Dominion Power site at the intersection of Route 50 and Fair Ridge Drive
The property consists of 28.0531 acres and is currently zoned PDC. Atlantic Realty Companies and the title owner are seeking to amend the proffers and the Conceptual/Final Development Plan to permit a mixed use development consisting of a village retail center, office, church, and child care.
- The amended CDP/FDP shows the mixed use development consisting of a total of 305,498 gross square feet for an overall Floor Area Ratio of 0.25. Approximately 38% of the total site area will be in open space. The proposed maximum building height will be 45 feet. The retail, church and office uses will be serviced by a minimum of 567 parking spaces.
- The amended CDP/FDP shows 8 buildings comprising the 305,498 square feet. Building 1 is proposed to be a 48,736 square foot Harris Teeter grocery store. Special attention has been paid to screen the loading spaces at the rear of the building. Building 2 is proposed to be 2 stories with ground level retail and second floor offices totaling 86,565 square feet. Building 3 is proposed to be a 3,600 square foot Chevy Chase drive-in bank. Building 4 is the existing Dominion Power office building. The existing 76,577 square feet will be converted into office space, child care, health club and second floor Church use for the Light Global Mission Church. Buildings 6 through 9 are 2 to 2.5 story professional offices consisting of a total of 67,500 square feet.
- Careful attention is being paid to transportation circulation and development access. Access to and from Route 50 is proposed via Fair Ridge Drive and a right in western entrance and western service drive exit. A detailed traffic analysis has been submitted and reviewed by the Office of Transportation to demonstrate that the traffic generated by the development can be adequately handled on the existing road system with proffered improvements.
- It is submitted that the proposed PCA and FDPA will be in substantial conformance with the Comprehensive Plan. The Application Property is the subject of Area Plan Review nomination #04-111-1FC. The nomination is pending and scheduled for public hearings in early 2006. It is anticipated that the revised Plan recommendations for this site will recommend mixed use development, including retail uses at a 0.25 FAR.
- Proponent: Timothy S. Sampson of Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Terpak, P.C. for Fair Oaks Hospital
- Action: Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA) and Special Exception Amendment (SEA)
- Location: South of Ox Trail, east of Rugby Road and north and south of Alder Woords Drive
The proosed changes include:
- The relocation of a previously approved but net ywet constructed medical office building to the west side of the hospital
- A hospital addition to accomodate future expansion, on the north siode of the existing hospital.
- Addition to the western side of the hospital to accomadate expansion of kitchen and dining areas and other operational functions
- A minior shift northward in the location of the approved 5-story parking structure
- Continued use of four temporary trailers on the south side of the existing hospital building
- Old Business (9:00):
- New Business (9:10):
- Jim Neighbors has made some observations about the use of maps in the committee meetings. Generally, the developer provides hard-copy site plans to the committee members and has a medium-size site plan for presentation purposes. The developers or the committee members do not any hard-copy county Geographic Information System (GIS) maps to understand the potential regional impacts on land-use, school, transportation, environmental, and other planning decision-making factors at the meetings. Committee members are very familiar with the Sully District area and make detailed remarks about potential impacts in the surrounding areas around the proposed development. The community representatives, including myself, did not have that detailed knowledge to understand the district-level or county-level impacts on the proposed development. In several meetings, I have used my Fairfax County ADC Mapbook to understand the potential impacts and follow the discussion between the developer and committee members.
In the last 15 years, Fairfax County has developed multi-million dollar county GIS to be used for planning decision-making. The GIS has over 50 data layers with land-use, transportation, environmental, school, police, fire &rescue, topographic and other data.
In order to understand district-level and county-level impacts, I believe that Option 1, the FC GIS is the best option. Also, the LCD projector could be used for developer presentations.
- Option 1: FC Desktop Computer and Mounted LCD Projector - I recommend that Sully District land-use/transportation committees use the existing FC GIS technology for the committee meetings. The committee requests that the Sully District Supervisor acquires a LCD projector and desktop computer for the conference room. The LCD projector should be mounted in the ceiling facing to the wall screen. The desktop computer should be on the internal county Wide Area Network (WAN) and have GIS software to access the county GIS database. I have a GIS background and could display GIS data layers for the proposed development with limited training from the county GIS staff. By using GIS data, the committee members and community representatives will have access the GIS data for better planning decisions. I am willing to sign an End-User Agreement to obtain a login to the workstation.
- Option 2: Google Earth, FC Desktop Computer, and Mounted LCD Projector Sully District Supervisor acquires a desktop computer with a high-speed Internet access, Google Earth software, and a mounted LCD projector. Google Earth has high-resolution aerial imagery of Fairfax County and it is at least 2 years old. For example on Google Earth, aerial imagery of National Air & Space Museum-Dulles shows the museum under construction and it opened in December 2003. I am would be willing to sign an End-User Agreement to obtain a login to the workstation. I used Google Earth on my laptop and it is a powerful mapping and imagery tool. Also, CNN and Fox News use Google Earth for news reporting in Iraq and other places around the world.
- Option 3: Digital Topographic Maps, Personal Computer, and Mounted LCD Projector - I download all of the digital topographic maps from the FC webpage for Sully District on my laptop. The Sully District Supervisor acquires a mounted LCD projector for displaying the topographic maps for committee meetings. I can use my laptop to display the specific topographic map for the proposed development. Unfortunately, the digital topographic maps have a limited area and it will difficult to show district-level impacts on the proposed development.
- Scheduled Meetings:
- Mark your calendars! The eighteenth Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 7--same time, same place, new topic. Here are the details:
- When: Saturday, January 7 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
- Where: Old Country Buffet, Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City
- Program: Stream Protection Programs 'How are we doing?'
- Speaker: Matt Meyers, Fairfax County DPWES, Stormwater Planning Division
Fairfax County is working on several stream protection programs concurrently. Meeting the requirements of the state’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and regulations and the County’s ordinance requires many efforts to improve water quality. Matt Meyers will provide the status of some of the County’s current programs, including the watershed management plans, regional ponds, stream buffers, the stream condition index, and stream mapping and classification. All this and a question-and-answer period in less than one hour!
- Cost: About $7.50 Pay the cashier as you arrive. If a senior, ask for the discount. No reservations are necessary.
- Note: You may bring flyers on your organization's events and activities. There will be a time for announcements.
- Planned for 6 February Meeting
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 vacant to office, hotel & multifamily
- Location: Southeast quadrant of intersection of Rt 28 and Frying Pan Road
KSI is in the final stages of considering acquiring the Airston property which it had under contract previously for a couple of years. Supervisors Frey and Hudgins told KSI and AIrston that they could not go separately. So the plan shown previously will will need to be updated.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
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