Local Land Use Discussed in Mount Vernon

Local Land Use Discussed in Mount Vernon

MVCCA committees review applications.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) was busy reviewing land use applications on Monday, July 9, at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center.

In one room, the Transportation Committee reviewed the potential impact on transportation of a proposal for a Tae Kwon Do education program in the Gum Springs community. The applicant, American Tukong Academy, presented a case seeking approval; members of the Gum Springs Citizens Association objected to the application.

The Transportation Committee and the Planning and Zoning voted not to support the application. The views and votes of the committees and of the applicant will be brought before the board of the MVCCA in an upcoming meeting prior to being sent to the county Planning Commission for its review.

The Planning and Zoning Committee chair and members also reviewed an application to develop a private school in the Lukens Lane/Woodlawn area. This was the first presentation for the application to establish a small private general education school from Kindergarten through the 3d grade for up to 24 students. The proposal would not require additional construction and would be operated within an existing single family home at 8728 Lukens Lane.

In addition, a presentation by county staff was made to describe urban design guidelines for revitalization of the Route 1 Corridor and adjacent properties. The proposed design guidelines are intended to stimulate ideas and concepts for streetscapes, public spaces, and offer visual images for use by citizens, developers, planners, and others.

The Hollin Hall Village/Lafayette Drive rezoning application has been extended for further discussion and revision.

Huntington Crossing, a stacked townhouse development of 62 units, was approved by the Planning and Zoning Committee.

The next Planning and Zoning Committee meeting is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Government Center. The MVCCA does not meet in August.