message from Supervisor Smyth:
number of you have contacted my office about the Wedderburn
rezoning applications. Commissioner Lawrence deferred the
Planning Commission decisions on these applications in order
to work through the issues that were noted during the public
hearing. Because the applications request a cluster zoning,
a date for the public hearing at the Board of Supervisors
was set for the last meeting in June. As of July 1, by requirement
of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County must change
the rules for cluster zoning to allow cluster development
by right. The
applicants requested the opportunity to try to complete the
rezoning process before the rules change on July 1. Setting
a Board date is a scheduling procedure; no decisions have
been made by anyone on this application. Board dates can also
be changed and frequently have been. My office will continue
to coordinate with Commissioner Lawrence on the schedule for
the next public hearing. Again,
thank you for continuing to send
me your comments.
I hope that you will continue to participate in future meetings
and discussions on this development proposal.
Elm Street Development (Wedderburn) and JCE, Inc.
Chairman, I would like to request a concurrent Board of Supervisors
date for the aforementioned applications due to the impending
changes to the cluster provisions of the Zoning Ordinance
which will be in effect by July 1, 2004. The applicants have
been working diligently with the surrounding neighborhoods,
County staff and my office in an effort to satisfy the current
requirements. To change the standard of review at this time,
would unfairly affect the work which has already been done
to resolve issues under the current guidelines.
Chairman, the Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled
for May 20, 2004. I therefore request that these applications
be scheduled for the Board of Supervisors on June 21, 2004.
motion does not prejudice in any way the consideration these
more information on this Matter, please
Matter - Supervisor Gerry Connolly
MONDAY, May 19, 2003
RZ 2003 -0245
Authorization of RZ application on County Rights-of-Way
representatives of Elm Street Development have requested that
the Board authorize the filing of RZ 2003-0245 and a PCA on
existing County right-of-way associated with Ninovan Lane
in the Providence District. The County right-of-way would
incorporate 0.109 acres of land into the Wedderburn assemblage
at the intersection of Wedderburn Lane and Luckett Avenue.
I move that the Board of Supervisors authorize the filing
of a rezoning and PCA on those portions of Ninovan Lane as
generally identified in the pending rezoning application RZ
2003-0245 and a PCA affecting the same and filed in the name
of Elm Street Development.
Motion shall in no way prejudice the review of the pending