The Braddock Beacon, November 2, 2012


495 Express Lanes Set to Open In November
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and 495 Express Lanes recently announced that the 14-mile corridor of new high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway will open as early as November 17.

Recognizing the Braddock Champions of Character Award Winners
Late last month I was pleased to attend the annual Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards ceremony. The Champions of Character program, organized by the Fairfax County Athletic Council (FCAC), in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), honors athletes, coaches and parents who have demonstrated extraordinary service in the sports community, while modeling the basic traits of good character: respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Proposed Child Care Ordinance Amendment Works its Way Through County Process, Board Discusses At Meeting
Staff continues to develop options for amending the Zoning Ordinance to allow up to 12 children to be cared for in a single family home if otherwise approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Right now the maximum number of children allowed in Fairfax County is ten.

Braddock Neighborhood News
We have a lot going on right now here in the Braddock District. The following are a few of the community events from the last month.
    GMU Student Creates Fairfaxpedia
    Remember to do Your Civic Duty, Vote on November 6
    Control Telemarketing Calls to Your Home
    Looking Ahead and Preparing for the Winter Season

Braddock District Environmental Updates
This section is a round-up of park and environment focused articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:
    Tariq Khan Rezoning
    University Mall Sign Plan
    Eleven Oaks School Site
    Development of New Stormwater Ordinance Progresses
    The Braddock District Land use Committee                                      

Braddock Community Events for November
This section is a round-up of community events and articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:
    Community Fun Day at Little River Glen Senior Center
    Save the Date: Annual Taste of Braddock
    Dispose of Debris from Hurricane Sandy
    Winter Outerwear Drive to Benefit ECHO
    Member of a Homeowner or Civic Association? Come Out for this Virginia Legislative Update
    Survey Results from Countywide Dialogue on Transportation now Available
    Project Lifesvaer

Ongoing Braddock District Land Use Cases
This section is a round-up of land use articles of importance to the Braddock District.

Supervisor Cook in the Community
This section is a round-up of events that Supervisor Cook attended in the month of October.

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