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FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTES TO DENY SUNRISE'S APPLICATION - 05/02/2017

Update as of 05/02/2017   FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTES TO DENY SUNRISE'S APPLICATION.  


AFTER ALMOST SIX HOURS OF TESTIMONY, THE FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED BY A SLIM MAJORITY TO DENY SUNRISE'S APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION.  THE VOTE CONCLUDES OVER THREE YEARS OF COMMUNITY EFFORTS TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FROM OVERDEVELOPMENT.  


PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CALL OR EMAIL SUPERVISOR FOUST TO THANK HIM FOR HIS SUPPORT.  HE DELIVERED AN ELOQUENT AND CAREFULLY CONSIDERED SPEECH EXPLAINING HIS MOTION TO DENY THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION.  HE EMPHASIZED THAT HE SUPPORTS  SENIOR LIVING IN OUR COMMUNITY AND RECOGNIZES THE NEED FOR MORE SENIOR LIVING IN FAIRFAX COUNTY.   HE SAID THAT THE CASE WAS NOT ABOUT THE NEED FOR SENIOR LIVING, IT WAS ABOUT THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THIS PARTICULAR STRUCTURE ON THIS PIECE OF LAND.  AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE MASSIVE SIZE AND SCALE OF THE DEVELOPMENT WAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE LOT AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD.  


THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.  THE SAY NO TO SUNRISE COALITION.  




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(@Emily)


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好漫长但好精彩! 体会是1)大家发的email很有用!第一个总结发言的John 说是收到800多封email,600多封是反对sunrise的。所以他提出的动议motion就是deny sunrise's special waivers request. 然后大家针对他的motion投票。John是主管这个区域的supervisor,所以主席支持他。其他的supervisors也多半是根据自己收到的本地区民众的呼声包括email加上自己的判断来投票。这次sunrise鼓动自己的雇员和雇员的亲属给supervisors 们发邮件,所以有一些supervisors就投了反对动议即支持sunrise的票。幸好群众的眼睛是雪亮的。2)任何人都可以speak out。今天我方有一个高中生发言。还有一对夫妇挂着不满一岁的孩子发言。很感人。不过反方现场提供的论据也是太拙劣一点。


(@Jason)


6 votes against Sunrise's proposal; 4 votes for it.


The size of that lot is 3.7 acres in residential zone, not appropriate for a senior center (need minimum 5 acres by current zoning regulations).


大部分反对的住在本区。大部分支持的不住在本区。


(@May)


我以前给sunrise的老人公寓做过规划和设计,总体感觉sunrise比别的developer要好一些,收费主要是在service上,硬件还是价有所值。在DC的几个点,都有很长的waiting list,老人呆着熟悉的小区,老人们的孩子去探望也方便。这块地小,不适合90户的 model.





Sunrise is seeking to build a medical facility near Longfellow MS


Email Dranesville Supervisor Foust's office at dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov and john.foust@fairfaxcounty.gov to tell them you opposed the zoning exemption.


Mr. Foust is the key decision maker, who will sway the BOS in voting on this case.

Sharon Bulova, Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (chairman@fairfaxcounty.gov) — she chairs the ten member BOS, which will make the final decision on the Sunrise proposal.

Benjamin Wiles, Staff Aid to Supervisor Foust (benjamin.wiles@fairfaxcounty.gov) — top aid to Mr. Foust.

Join the MCA.  www.mcleancitizens.org.   They are a great organization who have worked diligently to protect our community interests.


FINAL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HEARING AND FINAL DECISION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2, 430 PM AT THE FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER.  


For More Info, Please Check: http://www.saynotosunrise.com/home.html





Sunrise Corporation LLC has applied to build a 90 bed assisted living/memory care facility on the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland (currently the Surge Church property).  The land is zoned for single family homes, 3 per acre, and we believe that is what should be built there.  Supervisor Foust must approve two exceptions to the zoning laws in order for the project to go forward. 


1988 Kirby Road, McLean, VA


We believe the development of a large commercial facility in the middle of our residential community will increase traffic, reduce safety, and degrade the integrity of our residential community.  We believe there are may other locations in the local area available to Sunrise that are appropriate for a large scale medical facility such as this.    We urge Fairfax County Officials to respect the intent of the zoning laws and deny Sunrise's attempt to force a massive commercial operation into our residential neighborhood.  



Trash and discarded furnishings behind nearby Sunrise Facility 


Our neighborhood is about to be transformed and unless we unite to oppose the development, our communities will be irreparably harmed.   Please read on, and if you wish to oppose the project, follow our recommendations on the "take action" page.


FINAL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HEARING AND FINAL DECISION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2, 430 PM AT THE FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER.  



For More Info, Please Check: 

http://www.saynotosunrise.com/home.html











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