Braddock District Land Use Updates

In early June, Fairfax County Public Schools filed a 2232 Application with Fairfax County to construct a bus parking lot on a 1.70 acre parcel at the corner of Pickett Road and Little River Turnpike adjacent to Woodson High School. According to the application, which has not yet been formally accepted by the County, the lot would house vehicles that serve existing schools in the area and are currently parked on a site owned by Fairfax City. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this application on October 28, 2010. The Planning Commission will make their final decision on this application after the hearing.

On June 15, Supervisor Cook hosted a community meeting to discuss a proposal by Christopher Land LLC to place 10 homes on the 3.4 acre parcel known as Bryce Estates on Burke Lake Road at its intersection with Shiplett Boulevard. Residents raised concerns about current transportation problems in this area, and asked the applicant to work on possible improvements. Issues of buffering adjacent homes and the intensity of the project were also raised. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this project on September 30 at 8:00 p.m. A formal staff report will be published on September 15 and copies will be available in the Braddock District office for review.

As was reported in last month’s Braddock Beacon, T-Mobile and Milestone Communications have proposed a new cell tower at Washington Irving Middle School on Old Keene Mill Road. Although the applicant flew a balloon at the proposed height of 115 feet in June, they have been requested to repeat that effort on July 10 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Citizens who wish to view the location and height of this pole are invited to be present.
The Braddock Office has recently been notified that ATT Wireless has proposed that the Park Authority allow an application to be filed with the County to switch out an existing 50 foot light pole at Howery Field off Braddock Road and replace it with a new light that would hold a 30 foot extension for a cell tower. Before that application can go forward, it must be considered internally by the Park Authority Board.

Site Plans are being actively pursued by the 7-Eleven Corporation to construct a new store on Rolling Road at Traford Lane (24637-SP-001-3) and by Medical Facilities of America to complete a 34,000 square foot addition to the Burke Health and Rehabililitation Center on Burke Centre Parkway (25011-SP-001-2). Both applications are being evaluated by the county staff and are available in this office for review.

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