Neighborhood News

FOX MILL ESTATES IN FULL SPRING BLOOM CONTEST
Last year,  we showcased some amazing winning gardens and flowers in the first-ever Fox Mill in Full Bloom Contest. This year, we want to see your spring flowers. We invite FMEHA residents to send us pictures of your beautiful spring flowers and we will select three winners to receive gift cards to a local nursery. Judges will look at scale, beauty, creativity, aesthetic quality, variety of flowers and plants, color, use of garden objects (arbors, fountains, etc.) and overall beauty and balance.

To enter, email 5 photographs to social@fmeha.org by May 15. Please include name, address, contact information, and one paragraph telling us more about your flowers, i.e., what flowers are growing, how did you pick them, what do you like best, etc. Pictures of the winning entries will be showcased on the FMEHA website and newsletter.
 
·      One (1) entry per address.
·      Entrants must reside at address.
·      We are looking for new gardens this year so if you won last year, relax and enjoy your bragging rights!
 
TIMELINE FOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT FOX MILL AND PINECREST ROADS
This project aims to relieve congestion and improve safety and operations at the intersection.
Major Milestones 
Begin Temporary Traffic Signal Operations - August 2021
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Summer 2023
Begin Construction - Fall 2024   
 
Fox Mill Road and Pinecrest Road Intersection Improvements 
Fairfax County
Virtual Design Public Hearing 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 7 p.m. 
https://www.virginiadot.org/FoxMillPinecrest
 
Find out about planned improvements at the intersection of Fox Mill Road (Route 665) and Pinecrest Road to relieve congestion and improve safety and traffic operations. The improvements include installing a permanent traffic signal, constructing left-turn lanes on northbound and southbound Fox Mill Road, adding four crosswalks and reconstructing sidewalks and curb ramps. The project also includes constructing an eight-foot-wide walkway and curb ramp at the southeast corner of the intersection.
 
The public hearing will be held as a virtual/online meeting. Information for accessing and participating in the virtual meeting is available at https://www.virginiadot.org/FoxMillPinecrest. The project team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation.
 
Review project information and meeting details on the webpage above or during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please call ahead at 
703-691-6710 or TTY/TDD 711 to make an appointment with appropriate personnel.
 
In accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement created pursuant to Code of Virginia § 10.1-1188(b), VDOT has determined this project is within a list of project/activities to qualify for an exemption from the State Environmental Review Process.  However, all required environmental clearances, regulatory approvals and permits will be obtained prior to project construction.

Give your comments during the meeting, or by May 31, 2022 via the comment form on the project website, by mail to Mr. Sitaram Kodali, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 or by email tomeetingcomments@VDOT.virginia.gov. Please reference “Fox Mill Road and Pinecrest Road Intersection Improvements” in the subject line.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT Civil Rights at 703-259-1775.

State Project: 0665-029-428, C501, P101, R201
UPC: 118460
In case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the same time.
 
Respectfully,
Erica Samuels
Program Management Coordinator
Virginia Department of Transportation
Preliminary Engineering, Arlington and Fairfax Counties
571-919-5348
Erica.Samuels@VDOT.Virginia.gov
 
5OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF FOX MILL ESTATES HOMES ASSOCIATION
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Fox Mill Estates Homes Association is coming up soon! It was back on May 29, 1972 that Reston West Development Company signed the documents, specifically the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, which officially established our community - the community we call home.
 
The Association will be planning a celebration to take place this fall.  Mark your calendars now: Sunday, October 2 from 4:30-7pm at the Frying Pan Park Visitor Center and Pavilion. No rain date needed as the event will be indoors and with a covered picnic area!  If you have ideas or suggestions or want to help, please contact the Board of Directors or the Social Committee at board@fmeha.org or social@fmeha.org. In the meantime, if you have photos of Fox Mill or other memorabilia from the “olden days,” please start gathering them together for a future photo album. 
 
The 50th Anniversary Committee is meeting to plan the Association’s 50th Anniversary that will take place on Sunday, October 3 from 4:30-7pm at the Frying Pan Center and Pavilion. If you would like to help and wish to attend the planning meeting, please send an email to social@fmeha.org for the location. The meeting will be on Thursday, May 26th at 1:30 pm at a home in the neighborhood. If you can't make this meeting, check back, as we will be meeting regularly to plan this exciting event!