|Route 7, looking northwest toward the Columbia Pike intersection, on a weekday afternoon.|
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
|This building on Gallows Road is slated to be torn down.|
Two old houses on Gallows Road between Woodburn Elementary School and Holmes Run Acres Recreation Association will be torn down and replaced with three new houses.
It’s a by-right project, which means the property doesn’t need to be rezoned. The current zoning designation is R-3.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
|Plans for the gym at Bailey's Upper.|
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved amended proffers for a gym and outdoor play area at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School. The facility won’t be built until next summer, however.
Among other things, the proffers address the amount of setback at the front of the property and modify the transitional screening. The new 6,200-square foot building would be constructed on the existing parking lot.
|This boat, on the end of Valley Crest Drive in Annandale, hasn't been near the water in decades.|
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agreed June 23 to create a Community Parking District (CPD) covering all of Mason District.
That means boats, campers, trailers, RVs, and related vehicles can no longer be parked on residential streets. They would have to be parked in driveways or at off-site storage facilities. Vehicle owners found in violation can be fined $75 and their vehicle can be towed. The Mason CPD takes effect in 30 days.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
|Route 50 approaching the Gallows Road bridge.|
The meeting is June 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Luther Jackson Middle School, at 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.
|The Muslim Women's Coalition donates Ramadan baskets to Bailey's Elementary School. [MWC photo]|
Add the Muslim Women’s Coalition to the list of local organizations that quietly go about the business of making our community a better place.
This spring, just before the start of Ramadan, the group made 101 “Ramadan baskets” – laundry baskets filled with food and other items – and delivered them to the needy, including 70 to Muslim and Hispanic families at Bailey’s Elementary School.
The Seven Corners Ad Hoc Community Working Group is finalizing its work on drafting a revised redevelopment plan for Seven Corners and will submit its recommendations to Mason Supervisor Penny Gross and Mason Planning Commissioner Julie Strandlie on June 23.
The ad hoc group consists of representatives of community associations in the Seven Corners area. Their recommendations are based on the plan approved by the Seven Corners Task Force and Special Working Group on Area C (the Sears site). The Planning Commission is expected to consider their recommendations before voting on a Seven Corners amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.
Monday, June 22, 2015
|The Fairfax County Police Department's soccer team. [FCPD]|
The games will bring more than 10,000 athletes from police and fire departments from all 50 states and more than 68 countries here to compete in 60 events. The 2015 games are hosted by Fairfax County, but events are scattered all over the region.