Friday, May 17, 2013
The developer recently received a few suggestions for the project from Fairfax County staff.
A&R Development is currently making changes to its original plan for the mixed-use building project that will be located at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Biscayne Drive. Mark Looney, of Cooley, LLP and the legal representative for the developer, said A&R still has a rezoning application with the county, but they will not speak further about the comments made by the county or the changes until they are confirmed. According to the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation's (SFDC) website, the application was submitted earlier this year and is still under review. A phone call to JP2 Architects earlier this week confirmed that the company is no longer assigned to the project as they referred to the project as "no longer active," …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The monthly meeting will take place at the Huntington Community Center.
The Huntington Community Center will have its monthly meeting this Thursday at the Huntington Community Center. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are also open to all residents of the Huntington community. Each meeting is led by the president and vice president of the organization, Harry Sheppler and Stephanie Leedom. The members usually voice any concerns they have around the area involving crime or illegal activity and discuss upcoming events such as neighborhood clean ups. During this month's meeting, Mr. Sean Pink from A & R Development will give an update on the status of the redevelopment plans for the property on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Biscayne Drive. Keep up with local news and events by signing up for our …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The developer of the mixed-use redevelopment project in Huntington is expected to submit a rezoning application soon.
A&R Development met with the Huntington Community Association to provide an update and field questions from residents about its proposed 173 unit mixed-use redevelopment project at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Biscayne Drive Thursday night. “The Biscayne developer did say they were asked by the planning staff to add additional parking ratios, so they are not going to have about two spaces of small retail in the building,” HCA Treasurer Michael Andel told Patch in an email. According to the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, A&R isactively working on a rezoning application and should submit the application in the next few months. The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority approved an amendment to the Huntington …
Monday, December 3, 2012
December's HCA meeting will include many casseroles and side dishes.
The monthly Huntington Community Association meeting this Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., will include the organization's annual potluck. Residents are asked to bring a main dish or casserole, salad, side dishes or dessert to share with others, according to the agenda. HCA will provide paper products and beverages for the event at the Huntington Community Center. The potluck gives Huntington residents and HCA members the opportunity to share holiday cheer, have conversation with neighbors and make new friends. Outside of the potluck, residents can take a look at the revisions to the proposed A&R Development at Huntington Avenue and Biscayne Drive. Sean Pink, development manager at A&R Development, will be present to informally answer any …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Huntington Community Association will lead a neighborhood clean-up on Saturday.
The Huntington Community Association will have a neighborhood clean-up Saturday, Nov. 17. The clean-up day is one of three "adopt a highway" clean-ups. Those interested in helping out are meeting at 9 a.m. at the Huntington Community Center to coordinate and receive assignments for the day. During the clean-up, volunteers will focus most of their efforts along Huntington Avenue, the park and other streets throughout the community. Volunteers are asked to pitch in and bring gloves, trash bags and hand clippers. Keep up with local and regional news and events with the Patch email newsletter. Learn more here.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Fairfax Times, The Huntington Club and other local groups are supporting the $30 million bond referendum.
In the past few weeks, a number of local media outlets and organizations — including Fairfax Times, Huntington Club and League of Women Voters of Fairfax — have written support letters to encourage voters to vote yes for the $30 million bond referendum that will fund a levee to prevent flooding in the Huntington area in future extreme weather conditions. In their letter of support, Julia Jones and Helen Kelly — co-presidents of LWV of Fairfax, stated that the bond referendum will support soil and water conservation and flood‐prevention efforts. "As we experience more frequent violent storms and unpredictable weather, these bonds protect the health, safety and property of County residents," they said. "They will also prevent the economic …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Officers from Fairfax County Police Department discussed crime rate and crime prevention during the recent monthly Huntington Community Association meeting.
Violent crime has decreased 3 percent in Huntington compared to 2011, Mount Vernon Police District Commander Capt. Randy Joyce said during a Huntington Community Association meeting Thursday night. Joyce said violent crimes include criminal acts such as assault and domestic violence. Overall, Fairfax County has seen a 7 percent decrease, and the Mount Vernon Police District has seen a 5 percent decrease. MPO Greg Kottemann of the Crime Prevention Office said he has watched the crime rate in the county decrease over the years, and incident reports have also gone down since last year. "As far as incidents go, for year-to-date as of 2012, there were 243 incident reports written to include all of those written on Huntington Avenue," Kottemann …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Huntington community shows relief and plans a post-Sandy get together.
After making it through Hurricane Sandy with no flooding, the Huntington community is abuzz with relief. Water from Cameron Run didn't even reach the streets during the hurricane Monday night, and Fairfax County has lifted the flood warning in the Huntington area. Stephanie Leedom, vice president of the Huntington Community Association and resident on Arlington Terrace, said the mood throughout the neighborhood is much more upbeat now that they've made it through the storm. Leedom also said Hurricane Sandy brought more attention to the Storm Drainage Improvements Bond right before Election Day. "People are just really relieved that they're not going through what we went through last year," Leedom said. "I feel like the storm brought a lot …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Residents are buying supplies, moving their belongings from their basements and preparing for a possible flood.
With Hurricane Sandy heading toward the Mid-Atlantic region, Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency for Virginia. The Huntington and Belle Haven communities are staying informed and preparing in case the area floods as it has in 2006 and 2011 during major weather conditions. “There is awareness and people are monitoring it,” said Alan Ruof, floodwall coordinator for the Huntington Community Association. “We’ll have to wait it out and see what happens.” Tom Roltsch, who lives on Farrington Avenue in the Huntington community was preparing for the storm Friday afternoon even though his home is usually not affected by flooding during extreme weather. “I’m patching up all the holes in the concrete [driveway] and any place in the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Some people have recently taken to the Web to express some of their concerns about the bond referendum on this year’s ballot.
On Nov. 6, we’ll all head to our polling stations and vote on our next president and local issues that directly affect us, our friends and our families. In May, the Board of Supervisors voted to offer a $30 million bond referendum on the ballot this November. The bond will fund a levee to stop repeated severe flooding in Huntington. Voters will decide whether to approve the bond for flood protection for the Huntington area. Although many Huntington residents are in full support of the bond — including members of the Huntington Community Association — there are some who are not completely convinced. Commenters have recently posted opinions about the bond on other news outlets, such as WJLA and social media, expressing their concerns about …