On Feb 5, GFCA's Land Use and Zoning Committee (LUZ) held a public hearing on the process for the County's consideration of the rezoning application and development proposal submitted by Basheer Development for the 50-acre Brooks Farm property between Springvale and Walker Road. Five members of County staff answered questions and over 50 Great Falls citizens attended.
This hearing was a step in GFCA's and LUZ's investigation and exploration of the proposal for Brooks Farm, issues surrounding it (environmental, legal, and community impact), and the determination of a position on the matter. The final decision will be taken by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, with the advice of County staff, most likely sometime this summer. GFCA and LUZ are actively working on the review, which includes active dialog with both the County and the developer.
GFCA has also posted information from the developer on the proposal, including plans for the cluster development.
For a more detailed summary of the Feb 5 meeting, for status on GFCA's review process for Brooks Farm, or to obtain copies of the developer's plans, please go here.