COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
COUNTY OF FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA 22030

DANA KAUFFMAN
LEE DISTRICT

6121 FRANCONIA ROAD
FRANCONIA, VA 22310
TELEPHONE (703) 971-6262
FAX (703) 971-3032
email: leedist@co.fairfax.va.us

 

June 18,2001

Members, Board of Zoning Appeals
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Dear Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals:

Application SPA 690-L-055, requesting a subdivision for the Rose Hill Farms Community Center so that residential lots may be developed, is concerning. There are significant (and documented) soil stability issues in the Rose Hill Community that have caused past property damage.

I have reviewed the Staff Report for this application and am concerned about the lack of development conditions dealing with marine clay and unstable areas of the site. Mr. Wally Ayodeji, Chief of the Geotechnical Section of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Management, is currently reviewing another by-right application for residential development in the Rose Hill Community that is on marine clay and is very concerned that the same conditions exist on this site. If history is an indicator, without proper conditions dealing with unstable soils, this development could present real safety and property damage concerns to area residents.

I request that the Board of Zoning Appeals consider deferring this case in order to allow proper geotechnical review of the site by County Staff to ensure appropriate conditions are put in place to protect adjacent homeowners and future homeowners of the subject application.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,
Dana Kauffman

 

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