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Homes, Lights, Mission at Next WFCCA Meeting

New homes, lighting and a place of worship are among the agenda items at the Tuesday, April 20, meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee.

It's open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Here's what's on tap:

* Cluster subdivisions: At-large Planning Commissioner Laurie Frost Wilson will discuss a county zoning-ordinance amendment concerning residential, cluster subdivisions. As proposed, cluster development would be permitted by right (without the need for special, county approval) in areas designated R-1 through R-4 (one home per acre through four homes per acre).

* Residential community: Attorney Greg Riegle will present information about a new residential development proposed in the vicinity of Poplar Tree Road in Chantilly. It involves single-family homes and would require a rezoning.

* Rosenthal Jaguar/Land Rover: Rosenthal wants to open a Jaguar and Land Rover dealership in the Dulles Auto Park along Stonecroft Road in Chantilly. However, it's seeking a special exception so it wouldn't have to comply with Fairfax County's newly adopted lighting ordinance.

The new dealership wants to have lights brighter than the standards in the ordinance allow. The WFCCA recently voted against Rosenthal's request, but Sully District Planning Commissioner Ron Koch has suggested that the WFCCA take another look at this issue.

* Sant Nirankari Mission: This applicant is seeking a special permit to build a place of worship at 4501 Pleasant Valley Road. The sanctuary would have seating for 350 people and would operate from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The site is nearly 4.1 acres. The WFCCA approved this matter in February but, since then, the mission has made changes to its plans.

<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs