One nay doesn’t stop a pasture of support for home riding lessons. Many in Oakton, Vienna and Great Falls testify.
Natalie Martinisko was the youngest speaker before the county’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 14.
University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”
Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.
Board approves plan for nine homes on 11 wooded acres in Great Falls.
Sandra Cappiello made one last attempt to prevent the felling of 11 acres of trees near her property on land that used to be the Hill Nursery.
Vienna and McLean affected by 30-year vision for Tysons; more debate Feb. 23.
When creating a new city, county planners target a precise number of parks.
If a proposed 52-foot telephone pole was three-feet shorter and 18 inches narrower in diameter, McLean advocates wouldn’t have had the opportunity to testify against a communications antenna topping it.
Planning Commission calls the craft brewery production and tasting industry worthwhile for the county.
Fairfax County’s Planning Commission recommended approval of a zoning ordinance that will uncork the county’s ability to open breweries for craft beer brewing and tasting.
Mount Vernon telecommunication facilities
Mount Vernon has already accepted 72 telecommunication facilities for wireless service, said Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan.
Dranesville Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder wanted Verizon Wireless to understand McLean’s efforts to eliminate utility poles in McLean’s Business District.
Hearings set at Planning Commission in March and April.
The Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote on the applications at its Board Hearing on Jan. 24, after this issue’s presstime. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the application in December.
Five more units to stay.
Fairfax County’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority requested five more units for planned Murraygate Village, garden style apartments immediately west of the Mount Vernon Crossroads shopping center in the Hybla Valley area near Richmond Highway.
Horse Riding Lessons Allowed
Great Falls resident Kim Karanik navigated a three-and-a-half-year obstacle course to make riding activities and equestrian lessons more accessible and available to county children.
Planning drafts zoning amendment.
There is increasing interest in Fairfax County in opening breweries for craft beer that might also serve beer and food.
Several urge planners to delay approval and encourage developer Tishman Speyer to cut ties with Clarion Project.
A well-regarded development plan by Herndon-Monroe Metro Station in the Hunter Mill Planning District did not achieve approval without controversy.
Virginia Tire and Auto went into its special exception hearing before the Board of Supervisors with support. “This property owner has overwhelming support for his operations from the adjacent community in the Springvale community. He has gone above and beyond to maintain and beautify the area,” said Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay.
Parcels are “coming in faster than we can think,” said Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, regarding Wiehle Station Venture’s project at Commerce Park at 11400 Commerce Park Drive and 1913 Association Drive, north of Sunrise Valley Drive.
CESC Commerce Executive Park was the first to present a vision to the Board of Supervisors for its 11.58 acres portion of land near Wiehle Metro Station.
California University of Management and Sciences, with South Baylo University, bought a 54,720-square-foot building in Fair Lakes to operate classes.
The Fairfax County Planning Commission recommended approval of Lidl U.S. Operations, LLC, proposal to amend zoning to permit a 30,000-square-foot grocery store and 18,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail building on 5.09 acres on the 73-acre Chantilly Crossing Shopping Center at the intersection of Lee Road and Chantilly Crossing Lane.
The Gulick Group, Inc. originally requested to rezone and develop 11 acres of forested land at the north end of the former Hills Nursery site into 10 homes.
German grocery looks to Chantilly.
The German Lidl grocery chain offered to proffer $250,000 for athletic fields and recreational facilities in Chantilly.
About 58 acres of scenic vista just north of the Great Falls Village Center will be preserved for the next eight years at 9809 Arnon Chapel Road. “It represents one of the last large intact portions of former farmland that once characterized the area and is home to a well-loved horse boarding and riding facility, Stone Ridge Farm,” said Dranesville District Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder.
Dranesville Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder described the enjoyment a 22.13-acre contiguous parcel of land at 910 Utterback Store Road gives Great Falls.
In April, the Board of Supervisors authorized planning staff to research the Mackall-Hall house and Turkey HIll Road for a possible expansion of the Langley Fork Historic Overlay District.
The Hampshires have preserved 25 acres of their land at 6925 Newman Road in Fairfax for the last 24 years.
Arden Courts -- Fair Oaks of Fairfax requested approval of an additional eight beds, 2,648 square feet, to its existing 56-bed facility at 12469 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway.
Approval recommended for 375 residential units and 7,500 square feet of retail on 5 acres in place of aging strip.
Novus Property Holdings has been seeking to redevelop a 5.2 acre property in the Penn Daw Community at the intersection of Richmond HIghway and Fairview Drive for the past four years, said Sara Mariska, who represents the developer.
For its new headquarters, General Dynamics Corporation executives wanted a “jewel box in the woods,” said attorney Mark Looney.
Where can pizza delivers or other delivery drivers park their cars or trucks? That was part of Planning Commission deliberations on July 28, 2016 regarding a hearing on RP 11720, LLC’s application to permit construction of 54 single family attached dwelling units on 3.45 acres at the northwest quadrant of Sunrise Valley Drive and Roland Clarke Place.
75 percent of land to remain open space.
Lorton Valley III calls its development Giles Overlook: 52 singles family detached dwellings on 38.37 acres on Sanger Street in Mount Vernon.
75 percent of land to remain open space.
Lorton Valley III calls its development Giles Overlook: 52 singles family detached dwellings on 38.37 acres on Sanger Street in Mount Vernon. Fairfax County Planning Commission voted Wednesday, Sept. 14, to recommend approval of plans that will permit development less than 200 feet from the required distance between residential buildings and I-95 and to allow for increased height of a noise barrier to be located 15 feet from I-95 right-of-way.
Planning Commission will give Lexington Estates and Great Falls another month to get involved.
Fairfax County Planning Commission wants to be good neighbors and so does Falls Church City County Public Schools.
MACS Retail LLC wants three more service pumps and a 3,520-square-foot quick service food store added to the Sully Shopping Center gas station at 5135 Westfields Boulevard in Centreville.
Eleven Great Falls organizations to present vision for community use of Grange to Supervisor John Foust in September.
Eleven Great Falls organizations reconvened last Wednesday night, Aug. 17, 2016, to solidify their vision that would bring the Great Falls Grange back to life, in line with efforts of local farmers who built the community gathering place in 1929.
Agreeing on a policy to create opportunity for all.
Jeff McKay didn’t mince words when discussing racial, social and economic inequity in Fairfax County.
Testimonials before Board of Supervisors didn’t matter; saving the American Press Institute designed by Marcel Breuer was not part of its purview.
Restonians left the county’s Board of Supervisors meeting July 26, 2016 incredulous.
Plan approved for building 156 residential units plus 5,809 square feet of office space and 8,584 square feet of retail for center now 86 percent vacant.
The closing of Giant in 2007 started a slow decline of Tall Oaks Village Center, “once a vibrant and successful center that was supported by the community,” said Hunter Mill Supervisor Catherine Hudgins.
Learn how to identify invasives, to eradicate invasives, and to get involved. See vnps.org.
Dranesville Supervisor John W. Foust has watched many of the thousands of hours McLean’s Alan Ford has worked in Dranesville and federal parks.
Board pledges to develop recommendations for the involvement of citizens in the land-use process.
The Board of Supervisors gave final approval for 19 homes to be developed on Brooks Farm, along Springvale Road and Forest Lake Drive.
Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school postponed until the Fall; McLean Citizens Association continues to oppose the application.
Falls Church City Public Schools wants to expand Mount Daniel Elementary School to educate the school system’s first and second graders.
Board of Supervisors to decide history and future of the American Press Institute Tuesday, July 26.
The fate of a modern architectural gem in Reston could be decided this week when the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors considers an application to construct more than 40 homes on the site of the American Press Institute.
Planning Commission approves redevelopment of Tall Oaks; application to be heard by Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 26.
Developers want to redevelop Tall Oaks Village Center Shopping Center, “with a mix of residential and commercial and office uses.”
Great Falls Citizens Association encourages members to get involved in its stormwater management task force, especially as it pertains to land use cases.
Dranesville Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder announced last Thursday that a decision on The Gulick’s Group application to develop 11 acres of undeveloped, forested land would be deferred until September.
Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school that operates on county land expected this week.
Falls Church Mayor David Tarter crossed county and McLean borders to advocate for the expansion of Mount Daniel Elementary School, a school he called “a cornerstone of our small community.”
Assisted living facility application rescheduled to September.
The Planning Commission has deferred Sunrise’s proposed application to build an assisted living facility at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland in McLean this September.
Herndon High School principal Dr. William Bates is leaving, but the philosophy of hopeology he instilled in the Hornet community will remain.
Learn how to identify invasives, to eradicate invasives, and to get involved.
Citizens association calls for members to give feedback to Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on three land use cases.
This week’s update on Tetra property; interviews for public members of review board to be conducted July 18.