Defer or Deny Invasive Development Application RZ-2014-MA-011 & SE-2014-MA-013
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We the undersigned hereby petition Fairfax County government representative, Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, our governing body presided over by Chairman Sharon Bulova, to defer again or deny the application of RZ-2014-MA-011 & SE-2014-MA-013 scheduled for public hearing at the Board of Supervisors meeting on March 24, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center.
This petition is submitted pursuant to Article I, Section 12 of the Constitution of Virginia, for grievances and redress thereof.
We are not against development of the current commercial lots. The need for redevelopment of Bailey’s Crossroads with a focus on pedestrian-friendly uses is self-evident. We desire for our neighborhood a development that is in line with what the Fairfax County Planning Commission referred to about these lots 61-2 ((17)) (D) 1, 3, 4, and 5 and 61-2 ((18)) 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in 2013. County planning authorities wrote: “The proposed development should be urban in character and pedestrian friendly; auto oriented uses, including drive thru facilities should be prohibited; restaurant uses are strongly discouraged.” The current proposal has none of these characteristics. It has both a drive-thru pharmacy and multiple fast food restaurants and a primary pedestrian entrance is not visible and accessible from Leesburg Pike, which is the main thoroughfare near this development, making it suburban in look.
We ask that you vote with your County Staff who are nonpolitical and spent over a year reviewing this project and recommended a denial of the project. As recently retired Commissioner Janet Hall cautioned on numerous occasions throughout her months and years of work on this project, “Don’t look at the pretty pictures. Look at at the language.”
We caution the Board of Supervisors against becoming so enamored with getting “something” developed in Bailey’s Crossroads that they allow “anything” to get developed.
The developers have had over a year to address the major issues and failed to do so.
We ask that you vote like the Mason District Land Use Committee did and deny the project as is, or defer it until it becomes a project that does not go against the comprehensive plan and does not invade into residential neighborhoods without the necessary buffer.
We believe it is unconscionable that the Board of Supervisors would approve a development which a whole neighborhood opposes, of which the district’s land use committee recommended denial, and of which the County Planning Staff recommended denial.
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