Monday, November 19, 2012
Fairfax County's Board will hold public hearings on both subjects Tuesday afternoon.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on further development in Tysons and proposed changes to child care laws during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 20. Cityline Partners has proposed approximately 19 acres of development that would include office space, a hotel, retail locations and residential buildings south of Westpark Drive and near Westbranch Drive. The proposal – eight buildings as outlined in the plan – would total 2.5 million square feet of development within a half-mile of the Silver Line’s Tysons Corner Metro Station. Click here for more information on the redevelopment plan. The Cityline hearings are scheduled for 3 p.m. The Board will also host a hearing on proposed changes to laws that will affect …
Monday, October 15, 2012
See the agenda for the Oct. 16 Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hear a presentation from the Private Sector Energy Task Force Tuesday detailing how the county can begin to become greener and energy efficient. The task force, which is chaired by Leo Schefer, president of the Washington Airports Task Force, is expected to make a series of recommendations to supervisors. The recommendations may include mapping out how the county intends to meet its goal of a carbon-neutral Tysons Corner by 2030. The task froce also support incentives for property owners to invest in sustainable and green improvements to new and existing buildings in the county. Later in the afternoon, the board will conduct a public comment period regarding the transportation-funding plan for …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The board could vote on Capital One's HQ expansion Tuesday.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is expected to deliberate Tuesday over the expansion of Capital One's corporate headquarters in Tysons Corner, a plan forwarded by the Planning Commission last week. The company has 26 acres in Tysons and has proposed a massive redevelopment of the area, including 3.1 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, a hotel and four residential apartment buildings. According to the Washington Post, construction could begin in 2013 if approved. The company has also agreed to construct a community center with an indoor basketball court. During Tuesday's meeting, county executive Ed Long will put his stamp of approval on the project to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Fairfax County will take in about $7.5 million more than anticipated in the current fiscal year because of better-than-expected collection of tax revenues from real estate and other sources, county officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Equestrian Task Force will recommend hiring a full-time coordinator.
This is the first in a multi-part series from Patch about the economic and other impacts of the declining equestrian industry in Fairfax County. Part 2: Richmond Highway Development May Spare Woodlawn Stables was published Wednesday, Feb. 22. Part 3: Laurel Hill Equestrian Facility Moves Forward was published Thursday, Feb. 23. Part 4: Fairfax County Equestrian Opportunities was published Friday, Feb. 24. _______ At least 50 equine-related businesses have closed in the past 20 years, most recently Great Falls Horse Center and Bay Ridge Equestrian Center, according to The Fairfax County Equestrian Task Force. The loss of these businesses and other equine facilities, primarily due to increased land development, is costly for Fairfax County …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Herrity's 'State of the District' address included transportation, homeowner taxes, government regulation, jobs and the future of the Fairfax County Parkway.
"Phase II of Dulles Rail fails miserably as a transportation project," Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity told about 50 people gathered in the West Springfield District Government Office auditorium one day last week, for his annual State of the Distric address. This spring the Fairfax County and Loudoun County boards of supervisors must decide whether to opt in or opt out of Phase II of the Dulles Rail Project. Herrity warned that Fairfax County is not ready for that vote. "Rail through Tysons past the airport and into Loudoun is the largest public works project in the history of the Commonwealth, and it has significant financial implications to the counties, their residents and businesses, and the users of the Dulles Toll Road" …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Regional water supply plan must be updated every five years.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Fairfax County seeks public input on the Northern Virginia Regional Water Supply Plan that will be submitted to the state. Until Feb. 28, written comments can be submitted by email to the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, or they may be mailed to the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 533, Fairfax, VA 22035. The public also may offer comments to the Board of Supervisors at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Board Auditorium of the Government Center. To sign up to speak, register online or call 703-324-3151, TTY 711, before noon on Feb. 28. By state law, the regional water supply plan must be updated every five years, and it includes an assessment of water resources and …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Panel, citizens agree a higher salary is needed to attract the right candidate for an impossible job
"We’re not going to get somebody in here on Tony’s salary," said a constituent at Supervisor John Cook's Town Hall on Monday night. Fairfax County Executive Tony Griffin is scheduled to retire in April, and the Board of Supervisors has begun the process to replace him. According to Cook, Griffin currently earns about $240,000 a year. School superintendent Jack Dale earns about $320,000 a year, and many in the room said that discrepancy would need to be adjusted if the county wanted to attract top candidates for county executive. Supervisor Cook agreed. "The Board of Supervisors hasn't yet set any parameters, but when you're as big as Fairfax County, you find who you want and you get them," he said. "We’re going to pay what we need to pay…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Residents select state, county representatives on Nov. 8.
The general election for state and local officials is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here’s your complete guide to who’s running to represent Burke, West Springfield and the surrounding areas. For all of our election stories from this year, go to burke.patch.com/topics/participate. Where and When to Vote The last day to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 17. If you're already registered at your current address, you do not need to register again. If you’re registering in person, the deadline is by 4:30 p.m. If you’re mailing it, it should be postmarked Oct. 17. Due to statewide redistricting, some voters may be going to a different polling location than in past years, even if the voter has not moved. Find out where…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In response to the second of six questions posed by Patch, the candidates for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors discuss the $1.6 billion in unfunded costs in Tysons' development.
The four candidates running for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors answered six questions by email for Patch. We will feature one question each day, with the unedited answers by each of the candidates. Incumbent Democrat Sharon Bulova (website, Facebook, Twitter) Independent Christopher DeCarlo (website, YouTube) Independent Will Radle (Facebook, YouTube) Republican Michael “Spike” Williams (website, Facebook) Question #2: According to the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (Table 7 in the Tysons Comprehensive Plan), there are about $1.6 billion in unfunded road and transportation costs in the development of Tysons. Who will be paying these unfunded costs? Explain. Sharon Bulova It is important to remember …