Agenda for 5 June 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
An article from the 26 May 2006 Chantilly Times describes the proposal in more depth.
- Proponent: Keith Martin is the agent
- Action: An out-of-turn comprehensive plan amendment, So5-III-FC1, would add an option for independent living facility for up to 200 elderly units subject to several guidelines
- Location: The parcel is identified as Tax Map 46-3 ((1)) 14C, and is east of the Dominion Power substation on Rt. 50 and across the street from the Hilton Garden Hotel on Fair Ridge Drive in Fairfax.
- Old Business (8:00):
- S01-CW-17CP - OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT (Transportation Policy Plan Amendments)
- The Mt Vernon Transportation Advisory Commissioner Earl Flanagan indicated that Attachment 4 of the Transportation Policy Plan Amendments had 65 changes in addition to those requested by staff that needed to be made to Area IV Transportation Figures listed in Attachment 4 that are in Mount Vernon District. These changes were found by the members of the MT Vernon District Council who reviewed each segment.
- Members of the SDC who are interested are encouraged to do the same for the Sully section.
- The text of proposed changes to the text are contained in attachment 4 which should be compared to the proposed map.
- The Route 28 Corridor Improvements Project Team is pleased to announce that the McLEAREN ROAD INTERCHANGE at ROUTE 28 is OPENING TO TRAFFIC on WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD, 2006
- Beginning Wednesday, May 3rd after the morning rush hour, crews will begin switching McLearen Road traffic to the new bridge over Route 28. The existing signal at Route 28 and McLearen will be shut off at that time. All ramps will be open on the interchange with the exception of one ramp (Westbound McLearen Road traffic to Northbound Route 28), which cannot be completed until after traffic is switched to the bridge.
- A DETOUR will be in place while this remaining ramp construction is completed. The Detour is shown on the attached map and is as follows:
As soon as traffic is switched, construction crews will begin utility work under the existing roadway and then complete final construction of the ramp. The new ramp construction is anticipated to be completed and open to traffic the week of June 18, 2006, weather permitting.
- No access to Northbound Route 28 from Westbound McLearen Road
- A marked DETOUR will be in place directing traffic to use Centreville Road continuing North past McLearen Road, make a left onto Frying Pan Road and continue to access Route 28 North or use alternate routes.
- For more information on the project, please see the website at www.28freeway.com.
- EDS/Lincoln Property
- The EDS/Lincoln Property out-of-turn plan amendment was presented to the SDC LUT committee over the proceeding months. The committee expressed its concerns regarding transportation, building types and residential and commercial mix. The Chantilly Times reported that at the Planning Commission public hearing, the major concerns were that the playing fields not be lost.
- New Business (8:30):
- On 9 April 2006 significant changes were approved for the 2006 Constrained Long-Range Plan (CLRP) and FY 2007-2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): In Virginia VA Rt 28 will be upgraded at I-66 Interchange
- Between VA 28/I-66 interchange and Braddock/Walney Roads eliminate turn movements and implement signal timing/phasing changes near the interchange of VA 28 and I-66 at three locations:
- VA28 and Braddock/Walney Road: Eliminate through and left turn movement from eastbound Braddock Road and from westbound Walney Road. Also eliminate left turn movements from southbound VA 28. The affected movements will be redirected towards the recently completed, grade separated interchange at VA 28 and Westfields Boulevard.
- VA 28 and ramps to westbound I-66: Eliminate left turn movements from northbound VA 28 to westbound I-66. The affected movements will be redirected to the VA 28 and VA 29 interchange.
- VA 28 and ramps from eastbound I-66: Eliminate left turn movements from eastbound I-66 off-ramp to southbound VA 28. The affected movements will be redirected to the I-66 and VA 29 interchange.
- Length: Operational improvements within a half-mile area
- Complete: 2008
- Cost: $750,000
- Funding: Federal, state, local, private and bonds
- On April 26 and 29, twenty community activists from across the region participated in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Transportation Planning Board’s (TPB) first Community Leadership Institute. Jeff Parnes, the Sully Transportation Advisory Commissioner, was one of the attendees.
If your organization is interested in learning more about the MWCOG TPB, the CLRP or the TIP, please contact Jeff Parnes.
- At this two-day pilot workshop, community leaders discussed how they can get involved more effectively in transportation decision making. Former TPB Chairman Peter Shapiro facilitated the discussions. Mr. Shapiro is currently a senior fellow at the University of Maryland’s Burns Academy of Leadership.
- The participants represented organizations that have been recognized as forces for change in their communities, including leaders of civic groups, homeowners associations, business organizations and local citizen advisory boards.
- Participant List
- Click here to view Institute presentations:
- At the 10 May 2006 Dulles Area Transportation Authority (DATA) 20th Anniversary Dinner, Governor Tim Kaine announced the authorization of $25 million from the Commonwealth’s Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund for Phase 3 of Route 28. This investment combined with Route 28 Tax District revenues and other sources will ensure completion of 4 remaining interchanges between Route 7 and I-66. For more information, click here.
- Based on a proposal by the Mt. Vernon District Council the Fairfax Federation is considering recommending parking policies that would allow the county to restrict oversize and commercial vehicle parking within residential areas throughout the county rather than enacting special restrictive districts and having to post notices on each street to indicate that the streets were covered by the restrictions. The results of the Fairfax Federation determinations on this matter will be taken up by the Fairfax Transportation Advisory Commission.
- TransAction 2030 Plan Study
- In 2002, the Virginia General Assembly created the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and charged it with developing a long-range regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia. NVTA recommends to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) which transportation projects should receive funding. This study effort, TransAction 2030, was initiated in the fall of 2004.
- The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) was chosen to administer the contract for the NVTA. A Subcommittee of the NVTA Interim Technical Committee was formed to monitor and guide the study process. This Subcommittee was comprised of staff representing Northern Virginia jurisdictions and regional transportation agencies operating in Northern Virginia. The Subcommittee convened regularly throughout the study and reviewed technical material, provided direction to the consultant team and reported back to their respective agencies.
- The TransAction 2030 study effort used as a basis the Northern Virginia 2020 Transportation Plan that was produced by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) under the auspices of Transportation Coordinating Council (TCC) in 1999. That study identified the eight major corridors throughout Northern Virginia, which are shown in Figure 1, of the report and evaluated a comprehensive range of highway, high occupant vehicle (HOV), transit and trail projects to address existing and forecast system deficiencies. The Trans Action 2030 Report and Trans Action 2030 Technical Appendix (over 100MB) are available for downloading.
- What’s Happening in the Occoquan Watershed?
- At a March 4, 2006 Green Breakfast Fairfax County Staff Kambiz Agazi, Fairfax County Environmental Coordinator and Paul Shirey, Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division) presented a report on the Occoquan Watershed
- Stream conditions:
- Stream Protection Strategy (SPS)
- Stream Physical Assessment (SPA)
- Virginia Tech report (Cub Run)
- TMDL process for Bull Run and Popes Head Creek
- Watershed Program overview
- Individual coverage of Cub Run and Popes Head Creek
- Scheduled Meetings:
- The 2006 Watershed-friendly Garden Tour will be held on June 4 in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax County.
- What: Tour local homes that feature watershed-friendly elements, such as cisterns, rain barrels, rain gardens, backyard wildlife habitat, and native species. Talk with local residents about their experience making their garden more watershed-friendly, and pick up a free resource booklet with ideas for your own yard!
- When: Sunday, June 4, 1 - 5 p.m.
- Where: Various homes and parks throughout Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church. See the attached flier for specific locations.
- More Information: For more information about the Watershed-Friendly Garden tour program, please contact Aileen Winquist, Arlington, 703-228-3610, firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about Fairfax County sites, please contact Krystal Kearns, Fairfax County, 703-324-5500, TTY 711, email@example.com
- Fort Belvoir Environmental Impact Study (EIS) Public Scoping Meeting for the installation's master plan for the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process
- When: June 7, 2006 7 pm to 9:30 pm
- Where: Springfield Hilton 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, Virginia
- Format: Open house with exhibits and an opportunity to provide verbal comments to a court reporter and written comments on comment sheets.
People can provide comments via mail and e-mail after this meeting as well.
This meeting and the EIS process are being conducted by the U. S. Corps of Engineers.
- Contact: Don Carr at 703-805-2583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tour of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Wetlands on June 7, 10 a .m. to 12 noon
- Woodrow Wilson Bridge officials have offered to give interested people a briefing and tour of the wetlands mitigation around the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
- Meet at their office at 10 a.m., 2901 Eisenhower Avenue, Unit C for a briefing and slide presentation, then consolidate into a few vehicles and go to the sites behind Hampton Inn, under the access ramps, and next to Hunting Terrace Apartments. Those who wish can also visit a wetlands mitigation site on Four Mile Run in Arlington.
- Please contact Glenda Booth, Chair, Fairfax County Wetlands Board, if you will be attending the tour.
- This is a good opportunity to learn about the wetlands in our own "backyard," the impact of the bridge construction on the wetlands and the mitigation they are doing because of the impacts.
- Cub Run and Bull Run Watershed Plan Open House
- 7-9 PM on June 7, 2006 in the James McDonnell Room, Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard Chantilly, VA 20151
- Learn more about these and other projects by reading the Cub Run and Bull Run Watershed Plan online at www.fairfaxcounty-watersheds.net
- Community members have the opportunity to comment on the plan both before and after the Open House. The public comment period ends on July 7. To send comments, please e-mail or send regular mail to: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 449 Fairfax, VA 22035 or e-mail: email@example.com
- June 7 Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Widening of Fairfax County Parkway
- An open house will be held on Wednesday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oak Hill Elementary School, 3210 Kinross Circle, Oak Hill, to discuss the widening of Fairfax County Parkway. A presentation is scheduled at 6 p.m. followed by questions and answers.
- Conceptual plans have been developed for the proposed widening of Fairfax County Parkway from Route 50 to the Washington Dulles Airport Access and Toll Road. The proposed widening will increase the parkway from four to six lanes with the possibility of the additional lane becoming an HOV lane. This project is only funded for design and environmental studies. There are currently no funds available for construction. The plans can be reviewed at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 449, Fairfax.
- To provide comments on the proposed plan, write to: Keith Foxx, Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 449, Fairfax, VA 22035. You may also e-mail your comments to CitizensComments@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please reference "Fairfax County Parkway Widening" in the subject heading.
- For more information, call 703-324-5800, TTY 711.
- Planned for 10 July Meeting
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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