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HCA Meeting 11/2/17

November 2, 2017

Huntington Community Association Meeting

November 2, 2017


Attendance: 18



1.  Welcome and Introductions:

  • Art Ovalle, President

  • Jeff Woodward, Vice President

  • Harry Shepler, Treasurer

  • Everett Price, Secretary


2.  Guest Speaker:

  • Sara Mariska, Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC, NorthPoint Development – Huntington Crossing

  • Site is 6.32 acres

  • 2014: Supervisor Hyland authorizes out-of-turn comprehensive plan amendment to change from commercial to add residential

  • 2016: amendment adopted

  • Prior developer was considering traditional multi-family development

  • Current developer proposing

    • 103 units

    • Western portion: multi-family units, Eastern portion: two-over-two units (two, two-story stacked units)

    • Less dense development, avoids encroaching on resource protection area (RPA)

    • All condominium properties

    • Wood frame construction

    • No pool; one private amenity deck on the multi-family building

    • Multi-family building oriented north-south to minimize site obstruction to Midtown

    • Path would connect to Parker trail and planned levee trail

  • Plan to file re-zoning plan in mid-November; nine-month process that involves consultations with community and county


3.  HCA Committee Reports:

  • Mount Vernon Council of Community Associations (MVCCA)

    • General Council Meeting – Art Ovalle

      • Meeting cancelled

  • Planning and Zoning - Ray Novitske

    • No meeting last month

  • Transportation - Jeff Woodward

    • Meeting coming up Monday

  • Environment and Recreation - Alan Ruof

  • Huntington Levee Update

    • Alan arranged a walking tour of the site on Nov 1

    • Many large culverts already in place

    • Small pump station has foundation of poured concrete

    • Project 40% complete

    • Will start doing 8in. Of dirt at a time along the length of the project gradually over the next year

    • Good weather with limited rain has helped the pace of work

  • Health and Human Services - Vacant

    • No meeting

  • Education - Caitlin Wilson

    • No meeting til January

  • Budget and Finance – Christoph Schmid

    • No meeting

  • Neighborhood Watch – David Sears/Nick Lombardo

    • Next training on Wednesday, November 8, at Mt Vernon Police Station

    • Email David if you want to attend the training; the training is required to be involved


4.  New Business/Action Items/Updates:

  • Call for Nominations: 2018 HCA Officers Positions - President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary

    • President: Art Ovalle nominated

    • Vice President: No nominee

    • Treasurer: Caitlin Wilson nominated

    • Secretary: Everett Price nominated

    • Email Art if you’d like to be nominated for Vice President

  • Vote on 2018 HCA Officers – President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary

    • Vote taken on President, Treasurer, Secretary: 15 in favo

  • Discuss and Vote on Updated HCA Bylaws

    • Primary changes considered:

      • Rolling membership enrollment

        • Vote: 14 in favor

      • Accepting electronic payment in addition to cash or check

        • Vote: 16 in favor

      • Increase of membership dues from $10 to $12

        • Vote: 16 in favor

  • Huntington Levee Tour – Jeff Woodward

  • Virginia Department of Transportation: Replacement of Damaged Sidewalk - Huntington Avenue and Metroview Parkway

    • Repair and replacement of sidewalk from Metroview Parkway along Huntington Ave to Fenwick Dr, on north side of Huntington Ave

    • Call in similar complaints to VDOT 1-800 number

  • Huntington Community Center Director – Janet Young

    • Janet Young resigned, last day last Friday

    • Current supervisor covers 4-5 community centers

  • HCA Flyer Handout During Voting Day, Volunteers Needed – Tuesday, November 7th (6:00am – 7:00pm)

    • David Sears: 6am-9am

    • Art Ovalle: 5pm-7pm

    • Most of people south of Huntington Ave vote at Fairhaven Community Center

    • Last day for in-person absentee voting is Saturday

  • Discuss the HCA Christmas Potluck

    • No community meeting in December


5.  Old Business/Updates:

  • Update: Riverside Apartments Redevelopment Project – 2000 Huntington Avenue

    • $1.4 million in proffers (playground, volleyball courts, kayak launch); Supervisor Storck would not support the project unless they put additional $250,000 into Parks and Recreation for Mt Vernon District; developers agreed to do that; $100K going to basketball court, additional $150K not allocated

    • Community member noted existence of possibly unused proffer account for a trail connecting Rt 1 to Telegraph Rd.

  • Update: Huntington Club Condominiums Redevelopment Project - 2601 Indian Drive, Alexandria VA.  22303

    • Changes approved

  • Unofficial Pedestrian Walk Through, Huntington Metro Shopping Center – 2243 Huntington Avenue  

    • Property management said they cleaned it up

  • Update: Final Salute Home Project – 5836 Biscayne Drive

    • Homeless female veterans’ house under development for over a year

    • Hit lots of County delays

    • Promised to clean up the property within a week after phone call with Art

    • Plan to be done with construction by first of the year

  • Update: Mount Eagle Park Access Road Relocation - Stout & Teague Property (Top of Hill Near Huntington Metro) – Alan Rouf

    • Meeting next week with Stout & Teague to discuss road relocation

  • Update - Request to Install a Trash Can at the Bus Stop in Front of 7-Eleven

    • Installed

  • Update: Fairfax County Dim Light Program Petitions for Farrington Avenue and Arlington Terrace – Caitlin Wilson and Nick Lombardo

    • 51 signatures for Farrington Ave but want more

    • Still low on signatures for Arlington Terrace

    • Interest from other streets south of Huntington Ave


6.  Upcoming Topics and Guest Speakers:


7.  Upcoming Local Events in Fairfax County:

  • Virginia Department of  Transportation: Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements Fairfax County, Public Information Meeting – Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. – Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22309

  • Don’t Forget to Vote! General and Special Election – Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Polls Open at 6:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.  

For more information on the general election, voter registration, or polling places, visit:

Fairfax County General Registrar:

Virginia Department of Elections:

  • 2nd Annual Tour de Mount Vernon – November 4, 2017 at 8:30a.m. To learn more and register, please visit


8.  Other Community Issues:


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