PHCA Special Meeting Notes - October 4, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 11:00 AM | Deleted user
67 residents and guests were in attendance.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

As this is a special meeting of the association the order of business was changed to put the speaker presentation first.

Treasurer Mark Kinnane introduced the guest speaker, Mark Zetts from the McLean Citizens Association Planning and Zoning Committee.
Everything Mark Zetts shared is publicly available on the Fairfax County website. There is a special "Transforming Tysons" website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/. Details regarding specific developments are at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/development/. The Commons plan is http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/development/tysons-zoning-cases/commons.htm

 -Rt. 7 will be expanded to 8 lanes outside the beltway; 6 lanes inside the beltway.
 -Magarity Rd is planned to expand to 4 lanes after 2020, but the intersection of Lisle, Magarity and Rt 7 will have to be reworked first. Magarity Rd is currently considered to be the boarder of Tysons.
 -McLean Commons plan calls for 8 buildings of 2500 units (currently 477 units). Those buildings within 1/4 mile of the metro entrance* (not the station) can be over 20 stories tall. 20% of the Commons will be set aside for "affordable" housing. (Editor note: the income requirements for affordable housing are quite expansive - househould incomes up to $123,240 can qualify for "affordable" housing in Fairfax County.)
 -Direct impacts to Pimmit Hills include traffic, schools and pedestrian access.

Old business
- Pimmit Hills Post Office branch closure. PH resident Elaine Mittleman is appealing the planned November 2011 closure. It would be a great help if residents can file a statement with the Postal Regulatory Committee indicating how you were impacted. Elaine can walk you through the process. Instructions on filing are available on the website www.prc.gov or by contacting the docket section at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202-789-6846. The Docket number for the Pimmit Hills Branch appeal is A2011-90.

- The mailed Dispatch is restarting. (Thanks Cindy!) We need advertisers to help offset the printing and mailing costs. If you would like to advertise or know a local business that would be a good fit, contact Cindy dispatch@pimmithills.org. All the information is regarding prices and sizes is on the website.

- Resident Survey is still open if you haven't filled one out. It will close at the end of the month.

- Traffic Calming project is still underway after 2 years. FCDOT changed the process midway through and are now requiring many more things. Carol Martz is the committee lead and she is scheduling a meeting with FCDOT later this month. Contact Carol or the board if you are interested in helping.

- 3T bus changes. WMATA has proposed eliminating Saturday service on the 3T line. Public hearings are supposed to happen the week of October 10 but they still haven't been posted.
The board is monitoring and will alert residents when the hearings are scheduled.

New business
- A resident noted that stormwater drains overflowed during the September rain storms. The drains at the intersection of Lisle and Gilson were waste deep!
He has noticed some residents raking leaves off their yard to the curb and into the drains and urged residents to stop this practice since it clogs the drains.

- A resident noted that the sidewalk on Magarity Rd. is cracked and hard to navigate.

Announcements & Reminders
- PHCA will join the Tysons Corner Lions Club to do a tree planting at the Pimmit Hills School on October 30.


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