Land Use in the Braddock District

Telecommunications Tower Proposed at Washington Irving Middle School, Balloon Flying Scheduled

T-Mobile Northeast and Milestone Communications have submitted an application to Fairfax County to construct a 115 foot “monopine” (a monopole disguised as an evergreen tree) at the rear of Washington Irving Middle School in the vicinity of the existing baseball diamonds.

A copy of this application has been provided to the office. Although the school is located in the Springfield Magisterial District, any impact would be largely on Braddock District neighborhoods. Any resident affected by this proposal who would like an electronic copy of the application, or would like to comment on this application can e-mail

The applicant will fly a balloon on the school grounds at this location at the proposed height on Saturday, June12 between 8 a.m. and noon, with a rain date of June 19. Residents can use the balloon to envision the height and location of the pole. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this proposal on September 23.

Planning Commissioner Suzanne Harsel and Supervisor Cook look forward to hearing from you. David Marshall from the Department of Planning and Zoning is the staff coordinator for this project, and is available to respond to your questions at 703-324-1261 or by e-mail at


Community Information Meeting for Proposed Bryce Estates Rezoning

Christopher Land, LLC has submitted an application (RZ-2010-BR-003) to Fairfax County to develop a 3.4 acre parcel on the west side of Burke Lake Road about 1,800 feet north of Burke Center Parkway. The property is currently developed with one home, and the applicant proposes to put 10 single family detached residences on the site which is currently planned for 2-3 homes per acre. Access to the parcel will be through a signalized entrance that would line up with the existing signal at Shiplett Boulevard.

Supervisor Cook invites interested residents of the area to a community meeting, which will be held on June 15, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Braddock Hall at 9002 Burke Lake Road. Prior to that time, this application can be reviewed in the Braddock office. The purpose of this meeting is to give neighbors an opportunity to meet with the applicant, ask questions, make comments and raise any concerns that they may have.

A Planning Commission Public Hearing on this application has been scheduled for October 6, 2010. A Board of Supervisor’s hearing will be set following the Commission’s recommendation.

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