BVSCA Membership Meeting March 2007

March 27th Meeting Agenda

  1. Executive session/general discussion (7:00PM-7:30PM)
  2. Update on Revised Funeral Home Site Plan (7:30PM-8:00PM)
  3. New Four-Way Stop Signs at Ninth and Pollard (8:00PM-8:05PM)
  4. NCAC Input from Association to Arlington County Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan (NIP) (8:05PM-9:00PM)

Time: 7:00PM
Place: BVSCA's community room located on N.Utah Street between the Willow Restaurant and the Windsor Plaza condominiums.

Update on Revised Funeral Home Site Plan

In July 2005, the Arlington County Board approved a Site Plan for 135 unit mixed use project at the site of the Arlington Funeral Home (N. Quincy Street at Fairfax Drive). This mixed use project was also previously known as the Virginia Square Park Condominiums and the approved project included a 12 story building, 2,648 square feet of retail space, and 8,193 square foot "black box" theater. The existing Funeral Home would remain in place. The developer of the project, Trammell Crow Residential, sold the project to WCI Communities after the Site Plan was approved. The name of this Site Plan is now known as "The Club on Quincy," 3901 North Fairfax Drive, (RPC's #14-030-057,#14-030-058).

At our next Membership Meeting, the Association will discuss the latest status of the revised Funeral Home Site Plan, including the potential impact of the originally approved site plan requirements, such as the affordable housing component of these requirements, and how the proposed development has been affected. BVSCA representatives Cliff Chieffo and Lew Gulick will be reporting back on the results of their latest coordination with County Staff on this project.

New Four-way Stop Signs at Ninth and Pollard

The County has approved the installation of four-way stop signs at Ninth and Pollard, thanks to the efforts of several near-by neighbors and condominium associations and our BVSCA Treasurer, Jane Yang, among them.

Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC) Input to the Arlington County Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan (NIP)

Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC) Input to the Arlington County Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan (NIP) Arlington County's Neighborhood Conservation Program (NC) staff members have been working with neighborhood representatives to produce a Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan. This document will guide the County's budgetary and program efforts. Each neighborhood civic association has been asked to provide estimates of what their neighborhood will need in the foreseeable future. This requirement is larger than the planning we do in our periodic neighborhood plans.

We have been provided with an inventory report to use as a planning tool. It contains maps that show the status of our curbs, gutters, and sidewalks and related features. There is a park survey that will help us identify additional needs for parks within Ballston Virginia Square and parks that we use beyond our neighborhood area. Helpful maps and material has been given to us covering our street lighting and our traffic calming features. Included is a framework for making estimates of BVSCA needs that will simplify our task. We are not being asked to establish priorities at this time. The task for now is to identify infrastructure requirements for BVSCA for use in planning developments and construction in the future. These data will permit the County to allocate funds for work. Obviously, the converse is true as well; if we DON'T use these materials to set some priorities, or a "wish list", if you will, we won't be getting any funding for projects we deem important to the entire BVSCA area.

First, we want to verify the information that has provided for us in the maps and charts. Preliminary observation and evaluation shows some information and data to be very accurate. Refinement will be necessary in some material to reflect recent and ongoing construction within BVSCA. After that, our team can collect information regarding the work we would like to see accomplished that has not been reflected in the County's maps and worksheets. We will cross check with our Neighborhood Plan and other documents to ensure that we have covered everything about where we live as thoroughly as we can.

Priorities have not been requested at this point. That will come after we have outlined the work needed in BVSCA. Right now we need BVSCA members and citizens to volunteer time to work on our NIP. What we provide to the County will heavily influence the improvements we can expect in the coming years. County staff members will visit with us during BVSCA meetings. We look forward to furnishing quality information to the County regarding our infrastructure needs.

Daniel B. Corts, NCAC Representative

Join BVSCA Today - Stronger Homeowner's Association Guarantees Better Neighborhood!

One BVSCA goal for this year is to increase membership and encourage BVSCA residents to participate in their Civic Association. This includes new members just learning about BVSCA and all previous members who have lost touch. There are several of you - you know who you are. BVSCA needs you. Your experience, knowledge and voice are invaluable to the Association.

The purpose of BVSCA is "to take action to protect and promote the welfare and livability of the Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association's neighborhoods in particular, and in Arlington, in general" (By-laws of BVSCA). Only with a large, active and vocal membership can BVSCA be effective in its dealings with the County officials.

Residents can join by filling out the membership application and paying membership dues. You can do this either by 1) coming to a BVSCA meeting, or 2) by mail. The membership application is on BVSCA's web page and on the front of BVSCA newsletters.

Dues are $10 per person. Dues are payable when first joining and are renewable each year on or before the anniversary of that date. New members and members who have not paid their dues in the last three years must wait 30 days after paying their dues before receiving voting privileges. Dues are used to help fund the Association's activities and sponsored events. Join the BVSCA today!

BVSCA 2007 Calendar of Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the BVSCA's community room located on N. Utah Street between the Willow Restaurant and the Windsor Plaza condominiums on the last Tuesday of alternate months. BVSCA Executive meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Full Membership meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Meetings adjourn at 9:00pm.

Tuesday, Jan 30

Tuesday, Mar 27

Tuesday, May 29

Tuesday, July 31

Tuesday, Sep 25

Tuesday, Nov 27

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BVSCA Officers and Representatives

Dennis Burr (
1050 N. Stuart Street,#314
Arlington, VA 22201

Vice President
Ed Parks (
202-637 -6587

Jane Yang

David Ryan

At Large Executive Committee
Dawn M. Cooper
Paula Bertolin
Sandra Kyles
Jennifer Mulchandani

Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee
Representative Dan Corts
Alternate Vacant

Arlington County Civic Federation

Delegates Ben Axleroad, David Ryan, Lew Gulick, Rohan Samaraweera
Alternates Linda Kyles, Edward Parks, Dennis Burr

Ballston Partnership

Representative Jim Webster

The following positions are not appointed positions but rather volunteer positions. They are listed here so that BVSCA members know who they can go to for information on a specific issue.

Committee Chairs

Cherrydale Relocation Task Force:
Ed Parks

Community Preparedness:
David Perlmutter

District 2 Police Committee:
Dennis Burr

Clarendon Task Force & Virginia Square East End:
Dennis Burr
Ben Axleroad

Virginia Square Sector Plan Oversight Group
Lew Gulick
Dennis Burr
Connie McAdam
Ben Axleroad
John Buckley

Condominium Project 10th & Monroe St.
John Buckley

Hayes Park:
Theresa Smith
Maggie Farrell

13th Street Park:
Denise Parks

Building Level Planning Committee:
(Washington-Lee School Project)

Linda Kyles

NCAC Sign Committee
DeAndra Beck

YMCA Strategic Planning Committee
Jim Rosen
Maggie Farrell

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