- The Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 25 July 2012 in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
- Time to renew your association's membership in the Sully District Council. Our membership application can now be submitted on line! Please complete it, and then print a copy to enclose with your check.
Has yours made plans to join us in 2012?
- Land Use and Transportation:
- Proponent: Meghan Van Dam, Fairfax County
- Action: Fairfax Forward
- Location: County wide
Fairfax Forward is the County’s next step in the process that was the APR. Megahan will present the concept of the work program and the new planning process.
- Proponent: Robert A. Lawrence of Reed Smith representing Branch Banking and Trust Bank ("BB&T")
- Action: Proffered Condition Amendment/Special Exception Amendment (PCAISEA) applications to provide a Drive In Financial Institution
- Location: Sully Station Shopping Center
BB&T has filed Proffered Condition Amendment/Special Exception Amendment (PCAISEA) applications to provide a Drive In Financial Institution in the Sully Station Shopping Center. (see letter)
The proposed development will be a 3,221 square foot building located in the southern portion of the Center, within a 45,0005 square foot land area. The property is already zoned to the C-6 Community Retail Commercial District. The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan calls for neighborhood servicing commercial uses within the Sully Station Shopping Center, including the subject property. The proposed development will constitute the development of the remaining vacant pad site within the Shopping Center in a manner that is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan by providing additional neighborhood oriented services to the surrounding residential community.
They provided a copy of their drawings.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Public Meeting Set to Present 2012 Park Bond
- The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will hold a joint public comment meeting on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 106/107 of the Herrity Building located at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about plans for a bond referendum this fall and to comment on the bond program highlights.
- In May, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized a $75 million Park Bond referendum as part of the Fiscal Year 2013 through 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). This referendum, if approved by voters this fall, would provide $12 million for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and $63 million for the Fairfax County Park Authority.
- The Fairfax County Park Authority has worked hard to create a balanced approach to capital improvements. Using the Needs Assessment 10-year capital plan, facility condition assessments, park master plans and stakeholder input as tools for project selection, the allocation of park bonds would fall into three categories: stewardship and land acquisition, facility renovations, and park development. The project list balances priority needs, reinvestment in aging facilities, advancement of phased projects and improving the park experience.
- The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority utilizes a similar approach to allocating park bond funds, taking into account user needs, the capital improvement program, the strategic plan and existing facility conditions.
- At the July meeting, staff will present the categorical highlights of the bond and will take public comment. Individuals and groups are welcome to speak. Individuals may speak for three minutes and representatives from groups may testify for five minutes. To sign up to speak in advance or for more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662. You may also sign up to speak at the meeting. The public may also submit written comments to the Park Authority at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927 Fairfax, VA 22035-1118 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To submit comments to the Regional Park Authority write to 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 or email@example.com. All comments will be taken until August 10, 2012.>
- 57th Green Breakfast, Saturday, July 14, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., Brion’s Grille, Fairfax
- Energy Action Fairfax – A Different Kind of Words with Friends
- Speaker – Susan Hafeli, Utilities Analyst, Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services
- Energy Action Fairfax is Fairfax County’s community energy efficiency program, which brings neighbors together to help them save energy and improve the comfort of their homes. This pilot program, funded by the County’s federal stimulus energy grant, will help residents learn more about the importance of, and best strategies for, making their homes more energy efficient. As part of this program, the County is planning events in seven communities across the County to connect neighbors with energy experts, conduct home energy assessments, and provide how-to instruction. Through its contractor, Golin Harris, the County is working with the communities to promote this program in a manner that meets the needs of each association and its members.
- Brion’s Grille: 10621 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032 -- located in the University Shopping Mall (Braddock Road and Route 123) across the street from the Roanoke River Road entrance to George Mason University.
(The cost of breakfast is $10. If anyone wants to come and just have coffee, please call the conservation district at 703-324-1460)
- Fairfax County Transit Network Study - Public Meetings on July 16 and 19
- Fairfax County Department of Transportation has commenced its Countywide Transit Network Study. This study will determine the most effective way to serve the County's long term mobility needs and accommodate planned growth by establishing a network of high quality transit corridors.
- Your participation is welcomed in this public meeting and workshop to discuss the study purpose, scope and schedule and help refine proposed study goals and objectives, as well as to identify possible modifications to the Comprehensive Plan designation of Enhanced Public Transportation Corridors. The meeting flyer provides more information on the public meetings.
- A project website has also been developed to keep residents up to date on project related news and provide feedback in the form of an online survey
- If you have any questions please feel free to contact them at 703-877-5600.
- Interchange Improvements at Rolling Road/Franconia-Springfield Parkway Public Hearing
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Rolling Valley Elementary School, 6703 Barnack Dr., Springfield, Virginia 22152
- Over the past year, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency went into operation, relocating an additional 4,500 Department of Defense employees to the new building at the Fort Belvoir North Area along the Fairfax County Parkway. Many of these employees travel to points west and north in the afternoon, using the Fairfax County Parkway, creating congestion at this ramp.
- To help accommodate the surge in traffic, VDOT will construct an additional lane on this ramp, and a fourth auxiliary lane that extends to the Stream Way intersection. To access the ramp, there will be a signalized dual turn lane from Rolling Road.
- The Franconia-Springfield Parkway three lane roadway section approaching the interchange from the east will drop one lane at the Rolling Road exit ramp. This will provide two lanes continuing north/west along the Fairfax County Parkway. The Fairfax County Parkway will gain two lanes at the two lane loop ramp merge, providing four lanes in this section of the Fairfax County Parkway. The fourth lane will extend to and end at the intersection of Stream Way. The third lane will continue to the Gambrill Road Interchange as it does today.
- Other improvements include retaining walls and a paved shoulder along with a concrete median.
- Stakeholders Meeting County Stormwater Management Ordinance on Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Board Auditorium at the Government Center
- The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) invites you to participate in information gathering sessions to discuss issues related to the development of a new County Stormwater Management Ordinance. The County will be preparing this ordinance in response to state regulations requiring localities to adopt ordinances and take over reviews and inspections for Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) general permits relating to stormwater runoff from construction sites. The state regulations provide localities with some flexibility in meeting the requirements of the regulations and adapting them to local needs. The information gathered in these sessions will be used in developing the new ordinance and design and construction standards for stormwater control practices.
- The meeting announcement contains detailed information on the upcoming sessions. Please forward to other interested parties at your discretion. If you or members of your organization wish to attend the first meeting on July 24, please send the names and email addresses of those interested to carol.lamborn @ fairfaxcounty.gov by close of business on July 13, 2012 and please contact her at 703-324-5034 or at the email listed above if you have any questions.
- Thank you in advance for your participation. DPWES appreciates any time and effort you may be able to commit to this effort.
- Upcoming Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force Meetings
- Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
- Related Article: Density Without High-Rises by Edward T. McMahon, Senior Fellow, ULI
- Next Membership Meeting:
- The SDC takes off for the summer! Next Membership meeting is scheduled for 26 September 2012 - TBD
- The SDC Board and the Land Use and Transportation Committee may meet in July and August as necessary
- Land Use and Transportation Committee 22 August meeting TBD
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council