Huntington Community Association Meeting
January 3, 2019
1. Welcome and Introductions:
2. Guest Speaker(s):
Rosa (from Wesley Housing Development Corporation), and Sara Mariska (from Womble Bond Dickinson law firm, representing Wesley), requested a letter of support for the changes listed below to The Arden development project at 2317 Huntington Avenue.
126 workforce and affordable units proposed in lieu of 139 units (of which 15% were workforce units).
Conversion of 3,534 square feet of retail to 7,500 square feet of office.
179 parking spaces (15 for office) in lieu of 191 parking spaces (10 for retail)
Simplify open space areas as follows:
Seat wall and bench converted to two benches
Green plaza shape made smaller
Interpretative plaque relocated to the building’s face
The overall footprint of the site hasn’t changed from earlier drawings or presentations.
Wesley Homes owns the site as of Oct 2018.
Wesley envisions completing the project by Fall 2021.
The Average Mean Income standard for residency will be 40-80% (half the residents will be at 40-60% of the AMI for the area, while half will be at 60-80% AMI).
Wesley will plant 75 trees on the site (including perimeter and open deck plantings).
3. HCA Committee Reports:
Education - Caitlin Wilson
Budget and Finance – Christoph Schmid
Neighborhood Watch – Nick Lombardo
The next training will be 7pm on Tues, 5 February, at the Mount Vernon Police Station (2511 Parkers Lane Alexandria, VA 22306). All are encouraged to attend even if you’ve attended before.
To notify Nick of any issues:firstname.lastname@example.org
4. New Business/Action Items:
5. Old Business/Updates:
Huntington Club Condominiums Redevelopment Project - 2601 Indian Drive
Riverside Apartments Redevelopment Project – 2000 Huntington Avenue
Dim Light Program Update – Farrington Avenue
Huntington is #3 in the VDOT queue of lighting projects
Kathryn Street needs lights as well, though we think this need should be a separate issue from the Dim Light program.
HCA Flyer Handout – Postponed until Spring
6. Upcoming Local Events in Fairfax County:
Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) Public Hearing – Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 7:30pm.For more information please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/environmental-quality-advisory-council
7. Other Community Issues: None raised.