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Lewin Park Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Land Unit U, Franconia-Springfield Transit Station Area, Springfield Planning District, Virginia)
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ANNOUNCEMENTS
Date: May 8, 2018
Source: Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), Planning Division
Subject: New Comprehensive Plan Amendment - 2018-IV-S1 (Lewin Park)
On May 1, 2018 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for Lewin Park (Tax Map Parcels 91-1-((4))1 through 11, 13-25, 500 and 501) in Land Unit U of the Franconia-Springfield Transit Station Area, in the Springfield Planning District, Lee Supervisor District.
The adopted Plan for this area recommends residential use at 1-2 dwelling units per acre with an option for office and/or hotel with support retail uses at up to 1.5 FAR. The Board requested that staff consider substitution of up to 300,000 square feet of residential uses in the development option for the land unit
Public hearings for this Plan amendment have not been scheduled.
For additional information on this new Comprehensive Plan amendment, visit the webpage athttps://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/plan-amendment-2018-iv-s1.
For information on the Comprehensive Plan or the planning process, contact the Planner of the Day for the Planning Division at the Department of Planning and Zoning, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 703-324-1380 or visit the 7th floor, Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
Kickoff of New Complete Streets Project to Make Seminary Road Safer
On Saturday, May 12, beginning at noon, the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services' Complete Streets program will host a community walkaroundto help identify potential changes to make Seminary Road safer for all users. Participants will focus on items that the City can incorporate into planned repaving along the corridor.
Two separate groups of City staff will meet at noon at the intersections of Seminary Road and Quaker Lane, and Seminary Road and N. Jordan Street. The two groups will walk along the Seminary Road corridor, discussing existing conditions and collecting ideas for potential changes. After the walk, the groups will meet at the intersection of Seminary and St. Stephens Road, around 12:45 p.m., to further discuss observations.
This walkaround is the first of several planned information-gathering activities for the Seminary Road Complete Streets project, which will work with the community and stakeholders to determine roadway improvements for Seminary Road, from Quaker Lane to North Jordan Street, and at North Howard Street, where staff was awarded grant funding to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility.
Seminary Road is a key corridor in the City of Alexandria’s transportation network, and is scheduled for repaving in the near future. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Safe Routes to School Plan Program recommendations, and the Vision Zero Action Plan all identify potential safety and mobility improvements for Seminary Road. The City's Complete Streets Policy notes that staff should use repaving as an opportunity to consider and incorporate changes to enhance the safety and convenience of all users.
Visit the Seminary Road Complete Streets project page for more information. Interested parties may also submit suggestions for changes to Seminary Road, and other streets scheduled for repaving, via the Complete Streets Repaving Feedback Form.