Status of the Northern Virginia Training Center Land


Joint Board Matter with Chairman Bulova
September 11, 2012

Status of the Northern Virginia Training Center Land

Madame Chairman:

With the final approval of the negotiated agreement between the United States Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia, the plan to discharge all of the Northern Virginia Training Center residents into a community setting will now begin implementation.

This plan, which is currently targeted to be completed by 2015, would result in the more than 80 acre Training Center site along Braddock Road to be vacated. I believe we both recognize the potential benefit and risk of any transfer of ownership of this property and wish to ensure that it is used for the greatest benefit to Fairfax County residents. We are also very cognizant of the need to engage Fairfax County residents, and particularly Braddock District residents, in a dialogue on potential future uses of the land and any land development that could occur.

It is recognized that among the uses of this land, the development of services for developmentally and physically disabled residents and their families would benefit many individuals who do not have sufficient community support at this time. Though in normal cases, these land use discussions would occur as a matter of routine, given current state ownership of this land, that planning could occur without input from the citizens or the Board of Supervisors

Therefore, we ask that the Board authorize the Chairman to send the attached letter to Governor McDonnell proposing the initiation of negotiations to transfer the ownership of the land to Fairfax County as the Northern Virginia Training Center closure proceeds.


If you would like to read the letter written by Supervisor Cook to Governor McDonnell in regards to the closure of the Northern Virginia Training Center you may access it here 


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