An Update on Braddock District Land Use Items

University Mall
On April 20, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed rezoning for the University Mall which has been under consideration and review for two years. On April 26, at a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors, the Board of Supervisors agreed and approved Supervisor Cook’s recommendation to approve this application by unanimous vote. The site plan for this project, 8974-SP-001-1 has now been received and is available in the Braddock Office for review at any time.

Trinity Christian School
Trinity Christian School has submitted an application (SEA-96-B-010-02) to alter operational development conditions imposed in the original Special Exception. The school seeks to expand the use of its playing fields and buildings by youth sports leagues and other non-profit organizations such as Boy and Girl Scout troops and to permit the use of its facility for Sunday worship service between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a maximum seating of 240.
A community information meeting has been scheduled at the school for June 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Letters will go out to impacted neighbors and more information will be available in June. A copy of the application is available in the Braddock District office.

Song Subdivision
A public hearing before the Planning Commission has been scheduled for a two house subdivision (SE 2010-BR-006) proposed at 10611 Zion Road in the Kings Park West community on May 26, 2011. A staff report will be available on May 11. Register on-line to speak on this application or call 703-324-2865.
The Special Exception is required because this two acre property does not have the minimum 150 feet of required public road frontage in an R-1 zoning district. The proposal is to allow 100 feet. More information on this application will be mailed out this month to affected neighbors.

Commonwealth Swim Club
A community information meeting on the proposal to place a cell tower in the rear parking lot of the Club was held on April 11 and was well attended. Residents expressed continuing concerns about the visibility of the top of the 120 foot tower which is designed to resemble a pine tree. Ongoing concerns about the impact on property values and possible health risks were also verbalized. Staff is still reviewing the submittal and no hearing dates are yet established.

Steamboat Landing Lane Subdivision
An onsite meeting with neighbors, engineers from the firm of Charles P. Johnson Associates and the proposed contract purchaser, the Christopher Companies, was held on April 27 to discuss ongoing concerns regarding this three house “by right” subdivision. Questions were asked about sight distance for the entrance, street lights, possible egress consolidation into one driveway and mitigating the impact of construction traffic on the neighborhood. Dialogue on the best way to resolve these issues continues.

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