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

December 30, 2002

Mr. Carl Sell
President, Rose Hill Civic Association
PO Box 10891
Alexandria, VA 22310

Dear Carl,

Thank you for copying me in your letter to Gursharan Sidhu, dated December 17, 2002, concerning development in Rose Hill. As you know, the proposed development behind the Highland Park Pool has been a concern for the Rose Hill Community and for me for several years.

You may recall, my concerns are on record with the Board of Zoning Appeals. When the BZA approved the subdivision of the Highland Park Pool to allow development of single family detached homes, I submitted, in writing, concerns about marine clays, stability, and general reservations about development of this property. The letter I sent to the BZA and a follow-up memo to the County Executive are attached.

That being said, the BZA nonetheless approved their subdivision. I understand the financial needs of the pool, but did not support subdividing the property for development.

I have forwarded the letter I wrote to the BZA on to Bruce Nassimbeni, Chief of the Site Review Division, evaluating 1260-SD-01-1. The concerns you raised in your letter (although more specific) are consistent with the issues I raised to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

I look forward to reviewing, with you, the County response to the letter you sent to Gursharan.

The issues we have both raised must be adequately addressed before any work on the site begins.

Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,
Dana Kauffman

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