Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What will the property look like once the buses are gone?
Plans are taking shape to build a neighborhood out of a bus lot straddling George Mason Boulevard. Developer Madison Homes proposed its latest vision for Eleven Oaks at a Dec. 11. meeting. The part-city, part-county property served as a home for 50 Fairfax Public School buses for five years despite neighbor complaints. Now the buses are moving to a new lot at the Pickett Road tank farm to make way for residences. Out of 49 housing units total, 12 will reside in the City of Fairfax and the rest in Fairfax County. Madison Homes is currently getting plan approval from both the city council and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for this project. Those living in the 12 city homes will receive city trash/recycling pickup, police and school …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall.
Fairfax City council members hope to hear from the public on the budget and proposed Eleven Oaks development at tonight's council meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Click here to see the full agenda. Here's a quick overview of tonight's public session: Want to catch up before the meeting? Try out these stories: Schedule for 2014 Budget, Capital Improvement Project Fairfax City Faces $5.2M Budget Deficit Fairfax Economic Forecast Shows Better Vacancy, Unemployment, Foreclosure Rates Planning Commission to Weed Through $46M Capital Improvement List Tonight Eleven Oaks Developer Killed in Hamptons Crash The Bus Lot That Could've Been: List of Properties Eliminated from Eleven Oaks Relocation Neighbors Stand Against Bus Lot …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Crestmont residents see an end to five years of bus noise and exhaust.
Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase property at the Pickett Road tank farm for 50 Fairfax County Public Schools buses, a decision that ends five years of frustration for Crestmont residents and creates new concerns for those living near the tank farm. Carl Jennison, who lives directly across the entrance to the Eleven Oaks site where the buses are currently kept, was pleased with the decision. Jennison, who is also the president of the Crestmont Home Owners Association, described waking up at 4:30 a.m. every school day thanks to the sounds of bus driver chatter, as well as the starting of 50 buses, their idling diesel engines and their wheels as they crunch over the gravel lot. "We've been patient, working with the city …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Though city officials say latest plan is best option, Comstock HOA cites safety, environmental concerns in opposition to proposal.
Fairfax City officials believe they've found the only suitable spot to park the 50 school buses they've tried to relocate for the better part of the past decade. But council members are facing the same conflicts — safety and environmental concerns from neighbors — that have eliminated half a dozen sites in the five-year search to move the buses from the site of the former Eleven Oaks school. Fairfax City purchased the Eleven Oaks property, on School Street, from Fairfax County in 2007, intending to move those buses out of the neighborhood and build additional residences in their place. The city hired Grubb & Ellis Company, a real estate advisory firm, to help identify and narrow down possible locations for the buses. The company logged …
Fairfax considered over a dozen locations for the bus lot.
Fairfax hired a real estate advisory firm to help identify possible locations for 50 school buses parked at Eleven Oaks. Grubb & Ellis Company logged hundreds of miles touring Fairfax, Merrifield and the surrounding areas, and reviewed countless properties online. They came up with a list of just over a dozen potential sites, but they were eliminated one by one thanks to neighbor opposition and cost. Here is the list of properties once considered to be potential bus lot sites. Information provided by Grubb & Ellis Company report. Click here to read about the city's plan to move the Eleven Oaks buses to the Motiva tank farm.
Friday, August 24, 2012
East Hampton police continue to investigate July accident that killed Douglas Schniederman.
East Hampton, N.Y. police have filed a charge of driving under the influence of drugs against a New York driver involved in a head-on collision that killed developer Douglas Schniederman last month. But Midgett's arraignment was postponed as the investigation continues. Brian K. Midgett Jr. was scheduled to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday on a charge related to the head-on collision on Route 114 in East Hampton, which left the vice president of the McLean-based Madison Homes dead last month. Schneiderman was a partner in Madison Homes, a well-known, family-run development company in Northern Virginia. Madison Homes developed Madison Mews in Fairfax City. The company is working on redeveloping the current Eleven Oaks …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Schneiderman was vacationing with his family when a truck crashed into his vehicle, killing him and injuring others.
A partner in the development company slated to design Fairfax City's new Eleven Oaks property died in the Hamptons last month. Douglas Foster Schneiderman, a 51-year-old developer from McLean, was killed when an East Hampton man's 1996 Ford pick-up truck hit his Volvo on Route 114, near South Breeze Drive, on July 29 just after 12:30 p.m. Schneiderman and his family were visiting the South Fork on vacation. His wife Elisabeth Schneiderman, also 51, and Rachael Schneiderman, 16, suffered serious injuries in the crash. According to Southampton Hospital records, they were released on Aug. 1, two days before their husband and father was laid to rest in Virginia. He is also survived by another daughter Isabelle and step-daughter Victoria Kouri …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
What's on the agenda for tonight's council meeting.
Click here to preview the agenda. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Check Patch for coverage.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
What's in store for tonight's council meeting.
Fairfax City councilmembers plan to talk about Eleven Oaks, Kitty Pozer Garden and a drive-thru at the old KFC location at tonight's council meeting. Here's a quick preview of the agenda: Decide whether to... The council will also... Watch the meeting live here. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Old Town Hall.