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Planning Commission Meeting 5-22-2019

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Application under Sects. 15.2-2204 and 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia to consider the proposal by the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Capital Facilities, Building Design Branch, to develop a new community center located at 9518 Richmond Highway. Tax Map: 107-4 ((1)) 34 and 107-4 ((5)) 4. Area IV.

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Planning Commission Meeting 5-22-2019

  1. 1. Building Design and Construction Division LORTON COMMUNITY CENTER LORTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY LORTON PARK Planning Commission Meeting May 22, 2019
  2. 2. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting 2016 Bond Referendum 2Building Design and Construction Division 2016 Human Services and Community Development Bond Referendum Connected Individuals Healthy People Positive Living Successful Children & Youth
  3. 3. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Community Centers 3Building Design and Construction Division The new Lorton Community Center will increase access to social, recreational and health and wellness activities specifically tailored to the needs and interest of the local community. Fairfax County Community Centers offer a safe, structured multi-use space environment for individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to learn, play and engage with the community around them. Programs provided at each location are diverse as the needs and the interests of the communities they serve. Lorton Community Center
  4. 4. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Library 4Building Design and Construction Division Fairfax County Libraries We build community and promote literacies through programming, community spaces, technologies, and collections of educational and recreational resources. We are anchored by the following values which guide us in our vision and the fulfillment of our mission: Collaborative Community Focused Service Oriented Learning Focused Innovative Adaptable and Positive FCPL is the essential (re)source to inform, engage, and inspire our community.
  5. 5. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Lorton Community Action Center 5Building Design and Construction Division Lorton Community Action Center • A local health and human service non-profit since 1975 • Serving: ✓ Lorton ✓ Newington ✓ Fort Belvoir • LCAC seeks to help our neighbors with: ✓ Basic needs services: food, clothing, emergency rent and utilities ✓ Educational opportunities: tutoring, ESL classes, resume writing, budgeting ✓ Nutrition education
  6. 6. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Community Participation 6Building Design and Construction Division • Established in March 2017 • Under direction of Mt. Vernon district Supervisor Storck • Act as liaisons with the community • Advocate for community needs during the development of the project • 9 Steering Committee meetings • 2 Community meetings 10–Member Steering Committee Established 1. Karen Corbett-Sanders Mount Vernon District School Board Representative 2. Martin Rizer South County Federation, Former Land Use Chair 3. Linda Patterson LCAC Executive Director 4. Elsa Galvan Community Member & Lorton Community Action Center User 5. Peter Weyland LCAC Board Member & Vice Chair South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce 6. Betty Dang Resident of Summit Oaks 7. Temecca Gallman-Wright Resident of Hagle Circle 8. Howard Bishop President of Williamsburg Square HOA 9. Chris Ambrose President of Shepherd Hills HOA 10.Angela Rosado President of the Lorton Senior Center Advisory Council
  7. 7. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Site Selection 7Building Design and Construction Division Confirmation on Site Selection: • Steering Committee investigated 4 potential sites: ✓ Site #1: Lorton Library ✓ Site #2: Noman Cole ✓ Site #3: Park-Tennis Court ✓ Site #4: Lorton Road/Railway Track
  8. 8. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Site Selection 8Building Design and Construction Division Site #2: Noman Cole Site • Purchased with sewer funds as Buffer Area for Noman Cole Wastewater Treatment Plant • Synergy with park and ball fields • Contaminated Soils from former lumber company • Buildable footprint reduced due to: o Resource Protection Area (RPA) o Steep slopes o Future Right Of Way (ROW) dedication
  9. 9. Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting Site Selection 9 Site #1: Library Site • Site History o 1981 BOS Acquired Site o 1983 LCAC Lease o 1985 Park Master Plan o 1990 Library Opens - Synergy of Facilities o 2008 Feasibility Study for Community Center • Reduction in green area • Walkable distance to community • No change for LCAC location • Library onsite for synergy of facilities • Suitable topography – No RPA Final selection by Steering Committee Building Design and Construction Division
  10. 10. Building Design and Construction Division Site Layout Building Design and Construction Division 10 Community Center Library Open Field Rain Garden Stormwater Management – Water Quality Improvements Trails Picnic Tables Fitness Stations Playground Area Planning Commission Meeting
  11. 11. Building Design and Construction Division Site Building Design and Construction Division 11 Planning Commission Meeting
  12. 12. Building Design and Construction Division Floor Plan 12Building Design and Construction Division Community Center Library Planning Commission Meeting
  13. 13. Building Design and Construction Division Elevation – View from Route #1 North 13Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting
  14. 14. Building Design and Construction Division Interiors 14Building Design and Construction Division Planning Commission Meeting
  15. 15. Building Design and Construction Division 15 Thank You Planning Commission Meeting Building Design and Construction Division

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