Right-of-Way Waiver #986-WROW-001-1:
|Article Prepared By Robert Michie
Trails and Sidewalk Committee, Lee District
Last Reviewed: 16 November 2014
SCI Virginia Funeral Services Inc. has filed a site plan to construct a mausoleum on their property in the Lee Planning District (Tax Map #092-2-01 0023).
The requestor is asking Fairfax County to waive the requirement for dedication and construction of right-of-way for the site plan.
Specifically, Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Section 17-201,4 requests that SCI dedicate up to 43.5 feet of right-of-way from the road centerline which is typical for a typical 2-lane shoulder road section (South King's Highway). SCI requests that the County accept a modification to this request require a dedication of an additional 5.5 feet from the existing right-of-way, or 20.5 feet from the approximate road centerline, as current physical features prevent a full dedication of the right-of-way:
Map 1: Map of Subject Area: The cemetery is shown (in
Map 1 shows the property, which is located at 6600 South Kings Highway. The property has a 2/10 of a mile frontage on the Highway. A westbound bus stop is located approximately where the "2" is on the map. An eastbound bus stop is in the vicinity of Franklin Street. The South Kings Station condominium is to the right (east) of the property, and the Beacon Hill apartments are directly across the Highway from the cemetery.
South Kings Highway has existing four-foot wide sidewalks in the area. The sidewalks "leapfrog" from the north to the south side of the Highway in the vicinity of the cemetery. At this point, the sidewalk is on the north side of the Highway, and it ends at Southgate Drive. The sidewalk does not resume on the south side for about 150 feet. It resumes at the edge of the condominium property.
During the 45-minute field check on Sunday 9 November, there were 12 pedestrians moving through the area. An additional field check on the Veteran's Day holiday saw five more pedestrians in the area in 15 minutes.
Field Check 9 November 2014
Commenting on the Right-of-Way waiver is beyond the scope of the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee. However, the Trails and Sidewalks requirement embedded in the waiver request is what our committee was established to comment upon.
Deny the Trails and Sidewalks waiver for the following reasons:
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