The Fairfax County Planning Commission unanimously voted on July 18 to recommend the Board of Supervisors approve a rezoning application to build 10 single-family homes on Banting Drive in Fairfax adjacent to the Briarwood Community in the Braddock District.
The application, submitted by Evergreene Companies, seeks to rezone about 4.26 acres from R-1 (residential district) to PDH-3 (planned development housing with three dwelling units per acre) on the Penn Property. The application was originally filed with Fairfax County on Dec. 4.
During the July 18 meeting, Nell Hurley, the Braddock District representative on the Planning Commission, motioned for the commission to recommend the Board of Supervisors approve the application “subject to the execution of proffers consistent with those outlined in their June 24 application,” according to the meeting’s verbatim summary. At-Large Member Tim Sargeant seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously with two absent votes.
"The developer has been working particularly well with the Briarwood HOA on this proposal and, in turn, the HOA is selling a fine example of how to meld infill development with the existing community. And the Briarwood HOA has indicated a willingness to welcome these new neighbors to use their existing lot, but it's a location that needs some help with stormwater management. So as we just heard they'll continue working this before the Board of Supervisors' hearing,” said Hurley in her remarks.
Hurley also specifically referenced proffer 28 in the application and said the $19,646 proffer to the bOS may need to be changed.
The Planning Commission isn’t alone in approving of the Penn Property plan. The Braddock District Land Use Committee (BDLUC) voted at their July 16 meeting to unanimously support the rezoning application.
There will be a public hearing in front of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m.