On the Agenda: Public Hearing for Bus Lot at Pickett Tank Farm

What's on tonight's council meeting agenda?

Tonight's your chance to speak out for or against the proposed bus lot planned for the Pickett Road tank farm.

Fairfax City is in the process of purchasing space at the Motiva tank farm to house 50 Fairfax County Public Schools buses. The buses currently sit next to residences at Eleven Oaks.

Click here to read more about this issue.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m., but council members won't reach the bus lot topic until the end of the council meeting.

Council members will also discuss whether to...

  • Spend proffer funds on an Ashby Pond trail, community garden, strategic master plan, and new surface for Kutner tennis courts.
  • Work with Virginia Department of Transportation on designing a new traffic signal and sidewalk at Fairfax Boulevard and Draper Drive. They'll also discuss a proposed University Drive sidewalk.
  • Allow a home child care facility on Jermantown Road. 
  • Allow Donatos Pizza to deliver pizza to its customers. This will need a special use permit

Click here to see the agenda. You can watch the meeting live here.

Related stories:

Neighbors Stand Against Bus Lot at Tank Farm

The Bus Lot That Could've Been: List of Properties Eliminated from Eleven Oaks Relocation

WaPo: City Will Build School Bus Lot on Gas Tank Farm

Elsa September 26, 2012 at 03:58 PM
1 - ALMOST $4 MILLION FOR A BUS LOT??? Unbelievable!! 2 - What happened to the preservation of green space initiative that was voted for by citizens?? That field is the only open space of its kind in the city. Dog walkers, frisbee throwers, wildlife, all kinds enjoy it. 3 - An astonishing lack of imagination. Why not park the buses at a school where they belong?? 4 - The lot at Fairfax HS is ENORMOUS & could easily accommodate half the buses. The others could be parked at other schools. It would cost far less than $4 MILLION & would not DESTROY a rare & precious natural area with ACRES OF CONCRETE. 5 - How much did the consultant paid to find alternatives cost?? 6- This is just appalling - the City Gov't needs their collective heads examined.
Whitney Rhodes September 26, 2012 at 05:52 PM
There's a story with more details here: http://fairfaxcity.patch.com/articles/council-unanimously-approves-bus-lot-at-pickett-tank-farm


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