County Seeks Community Input for Lorton, Sully Community Center Designs
Fairfax County is beginning work on the designs for the Lorton and Sully Community Centers, and is seeking public input to ensure that these facilities have the versatility and capacity to meet the expectations and needs of the Lorton and Chantilly/Centreville/Oak Hill communities.
Residents of those communities are being asked to participate in an online survey to share their thoughts, concerns and hopes for the new centers:
Both surveys will remain open from Monday, October 30, through Sunday, November 19.
About the Projects
In November 2016, Fairfax County voters approved the Human Services and Community Development Bond Referendum which provided funding for the construction of two new community centers - one in the Lorton area and one in the Chantilly/Centreville/Oak Hill area. Both facilities will serve as new locations for the Lorton and Sully Senior Centers which are currently in operation in leased space in the Lorton and Chantilly areas respectively; as well as providing a broader array of services, programs and activities for individuals of all ages and abilities throughout these communities.
Site locations for each project have been identified. The future Lorton Community Center will be located adjacent to the Lorton Community Library on Richmond Highway in Lorton. The future Sully Community Center will be located at the intersection of Wall Road and the Air and Space Museum Parkway in Chantilly.
Both projects are currently entering their initial design stages and are targeted for completion by early 2022.
Public Participation in the Design/Construction Process
Fairfax County Community Centers are multi-service facilities that serve the needs of individuals of all ages and abilities throughout Fairfax County. To that end, the county is seeking public input to ensure that these new facilities are designed to meet the needs and interests of the communities they serve.
The Lorton and Sully Community Center Surveys are the first step in helping project staff develop an initial conceptual design for the facility. There will be multiple opportunities for community involvement throughout the process to discuss everything from amenities and curb appeal to programming and activities desired. Additional information will be made available as the project begins to progress.
Project questions from the public may be directed via e-mail to the appropriate project manager:
- Lorton Community Center: Ipek.Aktuglu@fairfaxcounty.gov
- Sully Community Center: Allison.Terzigni@fairfaxcounty.gov