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May 13, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, May 13, 2020

Volume 4 | May 2020
May 13, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

The silver lining for me during this awful pandemic has been to see the tremendous community spirit in the Hunter Mill District. In this newsletter, I have highlighted great examples including our healthcare workers, public safety officials, nonprofits and residents.

This week I had the privilege to meet representatives of Reston-based Nova Labs, an all-volunteer makerspace, founded in 2011. They have been working on a PPE Challenge to make and donate personal protective equipment to organizations and facilities across the region. Yesterday, May 12, they dropped off the first 400 of 1,500 face shields at the Fairfax County Government Center for our front-line county employees at several locations. Thank you Nova Labs! This type of innovation and community spirit will help us get through this pandemic as safely and quickly as possible. 

Walter Alcorn 

Coronavirus Update
Applications Accepted In June for New Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Program 
The Board of Supervisors voted this week to create the Fairfax Relief Initiative to Support Employers (Fairfax RISE)a new $25 million grant program to assist small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The program will be funded using federal CARES Act funds provided to the county. Learn more.

Current Number of Cases in the Fairfax Health District
Please note that case information is now available by ZIP Code through both the Fairfax Health District and Virginia Department of Health.
  • Daily reported case information for the Fairfax Health District: here and scroll down to get to ZIP Code data.
  • Daily reported case information throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia: here and for ZIP Code data look for Data Download bar.

Governor Extends Public Health Restrictions in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia Until May 29
Following a joint request by Northern Virginia governments, the state’s public health restrictions will remain in effect in the region until Friday, May 29. Learn more.

CARES Act Funding Available to Assist Affordable Housing Providers
Fairfax County is making approximately $2.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to eligible affordable housing providers in need of financial assistance due to the unexpected loss of rental income during the pandemic. Learn more.
Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force
Reston Comprehensive Plan Task Force Meeting: May 11
After many hours of planning and changes due to the pandemic, the introductory meeting for the  Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force was held virtually on Monday, May 11. We had about 20 task force members/alternates, as well as more than 5additional attendees in the meeting. The meeting was video recorded and you can watch on YouTube above.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the meeting and for the great questions and comments. We have a lot of work ahead of us and I remain committed to open and robust communications as we move forward. To learn more about the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study and the task force, please visit the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study web page.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Details and the agenda will be found here. I encourage you to attend. Each meeting will have a unique link and call-in information, which will be posted on the Hunter Mill District Land Use and Zoning web page.
Land Use News
Construction of New Lake Anne Senior Housing Project Set to Begin Soon

The development of the long-awaited senior housing project in Reston is scheduled to begin in coming weeks. This privately owned and operated development will replace the aging Lake Anne Fellowship House with 240 units of affordable senior living and a 36-unit multi-family townhome community on the site of the current facility. The project has received over 100 Project-Based Vouchers and a $3 million Housing Blueprint loan from Fairfax County through the Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

The Lake Anne Fellowship House was developed in the early 1970’s and has provided a quality living experience for very-low income older adults in the Reston area. I am very excited that work on this long-awaited project will begin soon. The Fellowship House has been home for many low-income seniors over the past five decades, allowing them to age in place near the cultural and historical center of our Reston community. The New Lake Anne House will continue that tradition with essential upgrades in accessibility features and available programs and services that enable residents to take full advantage of the benefits and opportunities life in Fairfax County affords.
Look for further updates in upcoming Hunter Mill District newsletters.

Cancellation Note: Reston Planning & Zoning Committee Meeting scheduled for May 18 is cancelled.

Hunter Mill Land Use Committee Virtual Meeting, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Transportation Update
Hunter Mill District Transportation Advisory Council
The next Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) meeting is scheduled for May 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. The meeting will be on a virtual platform and more information on the platform is forthcoming here. For additional information or to be added to the email list for the TAC, email Shyamali.Hauth@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Metrorail Orange and Silver Lines Stations in Fairfax County to Close for Expanded Construction Activities Beginning May 23
Last month, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority announced a new plan for construction activities for this summer with a full closure of all Metrorail Orange and Silver Line stations in Fairfax County. Impacts include: 
  • All stations west of Ballston Metrorail Station on the Orange and Silver Lines will be closed beginning Saturday, May 23. The stations to be closed are:
  • Orange Line - East Falls Church, West Falls Church, Dunn Loring, Vienna
  • Silver Line - McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill, Wiehle-Reston East 
  • All Orange Line trains will begin and end service at Ballston. Service will operate from Ballston to New Carrollton.  
  • There will be no Silver Line service for the duration of the station closures. 

I-66 Bridge Reconstruction To Close Cedar Lane Beginning Around May 15            
As part of VDOT’s Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project, Cedar Lane will be closed between Cottage Street and Hilltop Road for a six-month period beginning around May 15 in order to reconstruct the bridge over I-66. Learn more, including expansion of service on Fairfax Connector bus routes 462 and 467.
Volunteer Service Award Community Champion
William “Bill” Farrell has been selected as the 2020 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award Community Champion representing the Hunter Mill District. Each year, the Board of Supervisors selects an individual to be recognized for their commitment to promoting volunteerism within their community while addressing specific needs. For the past five years, Bill has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shepherd’s Center. As Board Chair and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee, Bill is ever-present as the face of the organization. He drives clients to medical appointments, meets with community leaders, folds newsletters, serves food at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, and organizes fundraising events. Thank you for your service and congratulations Bill! Learn about other winners.

Town of Vienna Election
The Town of Vienna election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19. More information.

Library News
All Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) facilities remain closed until further notice. Here are some important dates and information about library services for you to know:
  • Overdue fines are suspended and due dates for all physical materials will continue to be extended to ensure that no late fees accrue while library branches are closed. Please help us by keeping your materials while the library is closed.
  • All in-person, library-sponsored programs are cancelled through Sept. 7. However, you can enjoy digital programs for all ages.
  • Summer Reading will take place June 12-Aug. 14, and the theme is “Imagine Your Story.” This year, it will be a virtual program for children and adults. More information will be available on the library’s website in early June.
  • All meeting room reservations are cancelled through June 30.
  • Hold pick-up dates will be extended while the library is closed.
  • No new interlibrary loan requests will be processed; current interlibrary loan requests will remain in production.
  • No donated materials will be accepted while the library is closed.
  • Wi-Fi can be accessed 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily in Fairfax County Public Library branch parking lots.
  • Ask Your Library online chat service is available to customers Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Customers may submit emails at any time when the service is offline.
Visit the Library Services During Closure guide for more information, and check out the top 10 ways you can FCPL at home for ideas about how to stay engaged with the library’s digital resources and virtual programs.
Environmental Excellence Awards Nominations
Due June 1
The Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards nominations are due by June 1. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and county employees who:
  •  Advance or support the county's environmental goals and policy statements.
  •  Dedicate personal time and expertise beyond normal fiscal or civic responsibilities.
  •  Demonstrate leadership as a role model for others

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn
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