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The Seven Corners Community Business Center (CBC) Study

Fairfax County has concluded a major step in the re-assessment of the Seven Corners area. The Seven Corners Visioning and Study, which took place from 2012 to 2015, included a community task force that invited local residents, property and business owners, community and civic organizations, and others to participate in an open discussion about the future of Seven Corners. Other groups contributing to the effort included an Opportunity Area C Special Working Group, a Land Use and Transportation Task Force, a Quality of Life Working Group, and a Connectivity Working Group. Each explored aspects of the opportunities and challenges facing Seven Corners and provided for the community to share their ideas. The task force completed its recommendations in March 2015.

More information on the Task Force vision and process can be found on the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization website.

County staff presented the final recommendations of the Seven Corners CBC Study to the Baileys Crossroads Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation (3/17/2015) and Mason District Land Use Committee (3/24/2015). Click here to view the staff presentation.

Adopted Text and Staff Report - Plan Amendment 2013-I-B2:

The staff report for the Plan amendment can be viewed here, and the adopted text can be viewed here.  
The Seven Corners reduced Executive Summary can be viewed here.

Public Hearings - Plan Amendment 2013-I-B2:

Board of Supervisors
A Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and adopted this Plan amendment on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in the Board Auditorium, Ground Level, Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax Virginia.

The video of the Board of Supervisors July 28, 2015 public hearing is available for viewing here. Discussion on the Seven Corners Plan amendment starts at 4:20 minutes.

The Summary for the July 28, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting can be found here (item #64, page 53).

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:15 P.M. in the Board Auditorium, Ground Level, Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia. Decision was deferred to Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

On Wednesday, July 15, the Planning Commission recommended adoption of Plan Amendment 2013-I-B2 to the Board of Supervisors.

Verbatim, Motions and Background Information
The Planning Commission Meeting Verbatim Excerpt (dated May 7, 2015) is available as a PDF for viewing.

The Planning Commission Meeting Verbatim Excerpt (dated July 15, 2015) is available as a PDF for viewing.

The Planning Commission Motions (dated July 15, 2015), as recommended to the Board of Supervisors, is available as a PDF for viewing.

Background information about the Planning Commission motions (dated July 22, 2015)

If you wish to fast-forward to a particular speaker, time stamp information is provided as noted.

The Planning Commission decision video  (dated July 15, 2015) is available for viewing online. Mason District Planning Commissioner Julie M. Strandlie's opening statement, discussion, and voting on this item begins at 8:24 minutes.

The Planning Commission public hearing video (dated May 7, 2015) is available for viewing online.  

The Plan amendment begins at 2:10 minutes;
Commissioner Strandlie, Mason District Planning Commissioner, begins at 2:25 minutes;
Staff presentation begins at 5:40 minutes;
John Thillman, Co-Chair, Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force, begins at 22:10 minutes;
Marty Faga, Chair, Seven Corners Special Working Group, begins at 30:17 minutes:
Planning Commission questions to staff begins at 33:00 minutes;

Public Testimony begins at 38:27 minutes:
Mark Silverwood, citizen, beings at 39:40 minutes;
James Kilbourne, representing Lake Barcroft Association, begins at 40:48 minutes;
William Lecos, citizen, begins at 45:15 minutes;
Sarah Mattingly, citizen, begins at 49:00 minutes;
Clyde Miller, representing Holmes Run Valley Citizens Association, begins at 51:20 minutes;
Karl Moritz, citizen, begins at 1:16:05 minutes;
John Ikel, representing Ravenwood Park Citizens Association,begins at 1:19:30 minutes;
Stewart Schwartz, representing Coalition for Smarter Growth, begins at 1:26:55 minutes;
Ernie Wells, citizen, beings at 1:31:50 minutes;
William Pratt, citizen, begins at 1:41:35 minutes;
Debbie Smith, citizen, begins at 1:45:00 minutes;
Debbie Ratliff, citizen, begins at 1:51:05 minutes;
Donald Smith, citizen, begins at 1:53:35 minutes;
Brian Van de Meulebroeke, representing Baileys Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation, begins at 1:56:50 minutes;
Carol Turner, citizen, begins at 1:59:15 minutes;
John Clark, citizen, begins at 2:01:50 minutes;

Public hearing closes.  Final remarks from Commissioner Julie Strandlie begins at 2:12:10 minutes.

Written Testimony
Compilation of written testimonies submitted to the Planning Commission received from April 3, 2015 through July 15, 2015 is provided as a bookmarked PDF for viewing, and will be updated as testimonies are submitted.

Click on the map (right) for a detailed enlargement of the area.

Questions can be directed to Bernard Suchicital at (703) 324-1254 or Bernard.Suchicital@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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