Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Land Use and Zoning Issues to be Discussed

The Land Use and Zoning Committee of the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 at Forestville Elementary School, 1085 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls, to discuss several land use issues. The primary purpose of the meeting is to consider the rezoning application for a portion of the former Hill's Nursery.

*Hill's Nursery Rezoning. A rezoning application has been filed by Gulick Group to construct a residential cluster development of 10 lots, accessed by an extension of Challedon Rd. With a Fairfax County Planning Commission hearing scheduled for Feb. 17, 2016, GFCA is holding this public meeting to hear from adjacent neighbors, County staff and the applicant.

*Brooks Farm Rezoning. A Fairfax County Planning Commission hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 21, 2016 to consider the application of Basheer and Edgemoor for a cluster development of 20 lots. In May 2015, GFCA members passed a resolution outlining their concerns about this rezoning proposal and reiterated them in a letter to Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) in September.

*Marmota Farm. Located at 9800 Georgetown Pike the 22.78 acre parcel is for sale and zoned residential. It could be subdivided and developed by a potential purchaser by right. Several area stakeholders have raised concerns about the future use of this property and a group of residents has proposed that it be purchased as a local park.

GFCA has no decision-making authority on these matters and is serving as a facilitator of information, facts and dialogue. There will be an opportunity for stakeholder groups to address the audience as well as a Q&A period for individuals at the end of the session.