Planning commissioner cites cooperation by developer.
By Mike DiCicco
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
At its meeting last Thursday, April 29, the county Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the development proposed by Comstock Partners next to the future Wiehle Avenue Metro Station.
Before recommending approval, Hunter Mill District Planning Commissioner Frank de la Fe noted that the commission had received numerous public comments on the development proposal and that, as of the March 25 public hearing, county staff had recommended denying the application. At that time, he said, staff still had three major issues with the application — a failure to address environmentally friendly building standards, lack of an adequate plan to cut down on vehicle trips and unrestricted vehicular access to the plaza at the heart of the proposed development.
Since then, Comstock had continued to work with the county, and staff now recommended approval, de la Fe said.
However, he said that, although the issues of "green" building and traffic management had been resolved, "The issue of vehicular access to the plaza remains problematic." . . . .
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