Supervisors to Approve
The county Board of Supervisors is planning to adopt its legislative recommendations to the General Assembly at its meeting Monday.
The board's Legislative Committee, headed by Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D), will meet throughout the legislative session, which begins in January, to monitor issues that could have an impact on Fairfax County.
The committee will meet next at 4 p.m. Jan. 20. Other scheduled meetings, all at 4 p.m., are Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 17 and 24, and March 3 at the county Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. All meetings are open and are in Conference Rooms 9-10.
For more information, call 703-324-3197.
Public Hearing Planned
On Lawyers Road Park
The county Park Authority is planning to hold a public hearing Dec. 15 at Flint Hill Elementary School to present a proposal for changes at Lawyers Road Park in Vienna.
Park staff will outline plans for the 13.7-acre park, which is on the west side of Lawyers Road and about a mile south of Hunter Mill Road.
There are no existing structures or facilities on the site. The draft park master plan calls for tree preservation on about half of the property and the development of a creative play area with a small pavilion, a loop trail system with a fitness cluster and one rectangular field. There would also be site improvements such as an entrance drive, 70 parking spaces and storm water management rain gardens.
The plans are available for review at the Fairfax County Park Authority, Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 421, or on the Park Authority Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
Flint Hill Elementary School is at 2444 Flint Hill Rd., Vienna. Individuals who want to speak at the 7 p.m. hearing should call 703-324-8662 or send an e-mail to Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov. The comment period will end Jan. 16.
Hunter Mill Task Force
Sets Two Meetings
The Hunter Mill Road task force is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 14 in Reston to discuss the planning process and present tabulations of current development potential in the surrounding area.
The final community vision report was released Nov. 23 by CirclePoint/HNTB, the private contractor leading the public involvement and feedback part of the effort. Two developers are proposing to build residential communities in the Hunter Mill Road area, and county planners want residents to help decide the area's future.
The report, as well as additional information about the study area, is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/huntermill or by contact- ing Lindsay Mason at 703-324-1379.
The Hunter Mill Road Area Special Study Task Force was established by the Board of Supervisors to consider options for approximately 300 acres east and west of Hunter Mill Road adjacent to the Dulles Access and Toll Road.
Wednesday's meeting will be at Lake Anne Elementary School, 11510 North Shore Dr. The Dec. 14 meeting will be at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr.
Workshop on Strategies
For Applying to College
A workshop covering strategies for getting into college will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Women's Center in Vienna.
Steven Goodman, an education consultant and admissions strategist, will conduct the session. Goodman said he has designed admissions strategies for more than 1,500 applicants to colleges, graduate programs, and business, law and medical schools over the past 18 years.
The cost is $55 for a parent and child; $35 for a parent only. The Women's Center is at 133 Park St. NE, Vienna. For more information, call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.org.
Lake Anne Village Center
To Mark 40th Anniversary
The Reston Historic Trust will rededicate the Lake Anne Village Center at noon Saturday in honor of the plaza's 40th anniversary.
The program will include Chuck Veatch, a developer; Robert E. Simon Jr., Reston's founder; local dignitaries; and people who were present when Lake Anne Village Center was dedicated on Dec. 4, 1965.
Following the ceremony and the lakefront arrival of Santa Claus, people attending are invited to share refreshments and memories at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza. For more information, call 703-709-7700 or visit www.restonmuseum.org.
Chantilly Twins Featured
In Discovery Channel Show
Identical twins Brittany and Rachel Koffer, juniors at Chantilly High School, are two of seven students who will be featured in a Discovery Channel program at noon Saturday about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
More than 1,400 finalists from 45 countries and territories gathered in Phoenix earlier this year to compete in the fair, the world's largest high school science and engineering competition.
The Koffers' project was on the "Effect of Birth Order on Personality Traits in Twins." They were among about 20 students from Northern Virginia who went to the competition.
The show, called "Generation Genius," also will air at 4 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 9 a.m. Dec. 17 and 10 p.m. Dec. 25.
Human Rights Commission
To Hold Public Hearing
The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room 10 of the county Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy.
According to a news release, the hearing is to determine whether a violation of Chapter 11 (Human Rights Ordinance) of the county code occurred in the case of Pelszynski v. Cavalier Telephone (HRC #2003423E).
For more information, call Michael Cash, executive director, at 703-324-2953.
County officials are seeking proposals from landowners and developers for demonstration projects that preserve and create affordable housing.
Projects can include preserving affordable multifamily rental housing, incorporating affordable units in a new project, redeveloping an existing affordable site or incorporating residential space in areas planned for commercial or industrial use, according to a news release.
Proposals should aim to create the maximum number of affordable units to serve a variety of income levels and should focus on providing more units than would be required under the affordable dwelling unit program.
In April 2004, the Board of Supervisors announced the affordable housing preservation initiative, which is aimed at maintaining existing properties and producing new affordable dwellings.
The request for demonstration projects resulted from recommendations made to the Board of Supervisors earlier this year. Two copies of all proposal materials should be delivered no later than Dec. 16 to Donna Pesto in the Department of Planning and Zoning, 12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 807, Fairfax, Va. 22035.
For more information, call 703-324-3187 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/projects/affordablehousing.
-- Compiled by
and STEPHEN C. FEHR