Rose Hill Civic Association
P.O. Box 10891
Franconia, VA 22310

March 30, 2005


Mr. Vic Basha
Real Estate Development & Construction
9002 Lupine Den Lane
Vienna, VA 22181

Dear Mr. Basha:

We recently became aware that the team of Ken Thompson Associates and Diane Cox Basheer Communities no longer has a valid contract to develop the vacant 23-plus acre tract owned by you in our community and known as Rose Hill Park Section III.

The property was the subject of Special Exception SE 2003-LE-036 approved by the Board in July 2004. The Board action culminated almost a year of discussion and negotiation among the development team, the County staff and out community. The development conditions covered all of the concerns voiced by the community during that period.

At this point, we are unsure as to the future of the property. We would appreciate your attendance at our April 26 meeting to update the community with any plans you might have. We also have invited the County planning staff to educate us as to the status of the Special Exception.

Because of the extensive clearing associated with the recent soils test, the residents along Carriage Drive are experiencing increased water runoff from the site. And, to make matters worse, there is ATV traffic on the site because some of the barriers are no longer adequate to discourage trespassers.

We would appreciate your assistance in limiting the water runoff from the site and closing off entrance sites to discourage trespassers. We want you to know we have requested the assistance of the County in both areas of our concern.

We look forward to meeting you on April 26. The meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m. at the John Marshall Library next to Rose Hill Elementary School on Rose Hill Drive. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call at 703-971-4716 or via e-mail at


Carl L. Sell, Jr.
President, RHCA

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