|The Board of Supervisors meets virtually on Jan. 26.|
That project would have been located on Little River Turnpike between Hummer Road and Woodland Road.
Mason Supervisor Penny Gross made a motion to exclude that project from the South County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process because of “significant community opposition.” Gross said she received about 180 messages from local residents opposing that project and only three messages in support of it.
Members of the community raised concerns about traffic, open space, stormwater runoff, building height, and high-density development that would be too close to a single-family neighborhood.
As a result, that proposal won’t be included in the county planning staff’s work program for amending the Comprehensive Plan.
Four other development proposals in Mason District will be included in the 2021 Comprehensive Plan work program: an expanded storage facility in central Annandale and three proposals for Leesburg Pike in Seven Corners.
For the proposed affordable senior housing project on the grounds of First Christian Church, the board approved a motion by Gross to modify the proposal to address stormwater concerns raised by the Ravenwood Park community.
That change directs the planning staff to consider the need for stormwater management controls that would go beyond what’s required in the current regulations.