20 October 2010 Sully District Council Meeting Minutes
by Priscilla Knight, Sully Station II Representative
- President Mark McConn called the regular meeting of the Sully District Council to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., VA 20151.
Note that as absentee balloting was taking place at the Sully Government Facility up until 7:30 the night of the meeting, we were informed that we could not discuss Transportation issues while the polls were open as there was a transportation referendum on the ballot. To accommodate this restriction, the Land Use issue was discussed first, followed by the Membership meeting.
- Refer to the Agenda for this Sully District Council meeting for meeting announcements.
Robert C. Carlson, Sully Representative, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority;
Lewis Grimm – 2nd Vice President, Franklin Farm Foundation;
Judith Heisinger, Bull Run Civic Association president;
Priscilla Knight – Secretary, Sully Station II;
Larry Leeds – Brookfield Civic Association president;
John Litzenberger – Sully Planning Commissioner;
Mark McConn – President, Bull Run Civic Association;
Jeff Parnes – 1st Vice President, Chantilly Highlands Homes Association;
- Land Use and Transportation presentation:
- Proponent: Sara V. Mariska, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C.
- Action: Special Exceptions -- Long and Foster Hotels
- Location: The Ellipse at Westfields is bordered by Lee Road (Route 661) on the west, Sully Road (Route 28) on the east, and Willard Road (Route 8451) on the south.
The Long and Foster special exceptions that were submitted on behalf of Headquarters 2, LLC, have been scheduled for public hearing before the Planning Commission on November 18. The two separate applications are identified as SE 2010-SU-012 (Lot 2) and SE 2010-SU-013 (Lot 4). The two special exceptions propose a limited service and full service hotel on Lots 2 and 4 of the Long and Foster headquarters property. These hotels are being proposed pursuant to the recent amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the Long and Foster headquarters property (S08-III-DS1).
There have been no significant changes to the proposal presented as part of the APR process. The staff coordinator is Billy O'Donnell and it is expected that staff will recommend approval of the applications.
Statements of justification:
Sara Mariska, an attorney with Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, P.C., presented to the Council plans to further develop land at The Ellipse at Westfields. The development is bordered by Lee Road (Route 661) on the west, Sully Road (Route 28) on the east, and Willard Road (Route 8451) on the south. Ms. Mariska and Long and Foster will present a request for two special exceptions at the Nov. 18 Planning Commission meeting. The two special exceptions propose a limited service and full service hotel on Lots 2 and 4 of the Long and Foster headquarters property. It is expected that County staff will recommend approval of these applications.
Mr. Parnes made a MOTION that the Council NOT OBJECT to the special exception requests. Mr. Grimm SECONDED the motion. The Council APPROVED the motion by voice vote.
- Membership Presenatation
- Transportation Projects in and around the Sully District
Mr. Tad Borkowski of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation updated the Council on 20 road projects in and around the Sully District. Tad Borkowski provided the “Sully District Summary Report” for reference.
Mr. Borkowski noted that a VDOT audit uncovered $1.4 billion that is available immediately for maintenance and construction projects. Ms. Knight requested that Sully Park Drive and the exit ramp eastbound off of I-66 to Route 29 be repaved.
Nine projects are in the design stage. One of these projects will extend the existing drainage structure and widen the pavement at the Lee Road Culvert near the Long and Foster headquarters complex.
Mr. Parnes made a MOTION that the Council suggest to the Department of Transportation that they add a lane on each side of the Lee Road culvert. Mr. Grimm SECONDED the motion. The Council APPROVED the motion by voice vote.
- I-66 at Route 28 – Extend southbound Rt. 28 left turn lanes onto eastbound I-66; access improvements. Cost: $1.4 million
- Stringfellow Road Bus Transfer Facility – Provide three additional bus bays for a total of six and a transit store kiosk. Cost: $1.5 million
- Stringfellow Road Park & Ride Lot expansion – Almost double the number of lots from 387 to 687. Cost: $4 million
Projects Needing Right-of-Way Work:
- Stringfellow Road from Route 50 to Fair Lakes Blvd. – It’s fully funded. Right of way acquisition and utility relocation is in progress. Cost: $55 million
- Popular Tree Road from Braddock Ridge Drive to Sequoia Farms Drive – The draft construction plan was submitted on Oct. 4, 2010. VDOT permit application for removing a swimming pool was submitted on Oct. 6. VDOT needs right-of-way agreements with some homeowners. Cost: $6.5 million
Projects under Construction:
- Fairfax County Pkwy/Fair Lakes Pkwy./Monument Drive interchange – Improve the interchange and intersections from I-66 to Route 50. Fairfax County Pkwy will be elevated over the other two roads. Cost: $70 million.
- Fairfax County Pkwy. at West Ox Rd. – Extend the southbound right turn lane and add northbound dual left turn lanes on Fairfax County Pkwy. Construction is 20 percent complete. Cost: $0.50 million
- The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Respectively submitted by,
Sully District Council Secretary
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