Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HCA BLOCK 3 PARKING SPACE REPAINT @ NOV 17

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday, November 17, the repaving contractor will repaint Block 3 garage area parking space curbs to correct spelling and paint drip errors.  Vehicles normally parked in Block 3 spaces 319-321 and 333-342 must park elsewhere during this time to provide enough room for contractor work and equipment, and to avoid possible unintended vehicle paint damage.  The contractor will also yellow-paint a curb near space 319 missed earlier and a new replacement curb at the Block 3 entrance parking lot.  For more information contact HCA Director Michael Poss.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

HCA TRASH + RECYCLE CHANGES @ OCT NOV DEC JAN

As advised in the HCA road repaving project final phase notice, Republic Services 2017-18 holiday schedule dated October 18, and the Block 1 schedule change announced October 31, 2017:

OCTOBER 2017
  Blocks 1-2:  Monday, Oct 30 ... Normal trash and normal recycle service
  Block 3:  Monday, Oct 30 ... Normal trash service, NO RECYCLE SERVICE

NOVEMBER 2017 ... All Blocks
  Wednesday, Nov 1 ... NO YARD DEBRIS SERVICE
  Thursday, Nov 2 ... NO TRASH SERVICE
  Thursday, Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day ... NO TRASH SERVICE

DECEMBER 2017 ... All Blocks
  Monday, Dec 25 Christmas Day ... NO TRASH OR RECYCLE SERVICE
  Saturday, Dec 30 ... ADDED RECYCLE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH
  Starting this month, include yard waste in Monday/Thursday trash

JANUARY 2018 ... All Blocks
  Monday, Jan 1 New Years Day ... NO TRASH OR RECYCLE SERVICE
  Wednesday, Jan 3 ... CHRISTMAS TREE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH
  Saturday, Jan 6 ... ADDED RECYCLE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH
  Wednesday, Jan 10 ... CHRISTMAS TREE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH

As always, resident trash and recycling bins are subject to current  HCA Common Area Trash and Private Property Storage rules.

Monday, September 25, 2017

HCA ALL BLOCKS ROAD WORK FINAL @ OCT 30 - NOV 4


UPDATES ... November 10:  Consulting Engineer, Contractor, and HCA representatives reviewed budget status and open issues onsite to be resolved before project close-out.  November 3:  All work substantially complete ahead of schedule and all Blocks open for resident parking.  November 1:  Due to a later than planned start this morning, the contractor will not complete rescheduled Blocks 1-2 repaving/ repainting work until Thursday, November 2.  October 31:  Project running ahead of schedule and Blocks 1-2 @ Maple Ridge Rd. will now be repaved/repainted on Wednesday-Thursday, November 1-2 rather than Friday-Saturday November 3-4.  See Schedule Change / Update flyer at right, hardcopy to be distributed to all homes today.  October 19:  For October 30-November 4 final phase work, please refer to the fourth notice also distributed to each home.  Use that notice as your primary source for road work information if it conflicts with anything below.  October 11:  Block 2 concrete work will continue through today, Wednesday.  October 2:  Corrected and updated alternative parking reviewed by LARCA and UCP today.  October 6:  The contractor is running behind schedule, so weekday curb work will continue through Monday, October 9.  Corresponding weekday work areas remain no parking zones 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Rain today will delay work through at least Tuesday, October 10.  September 30:  Removed additional phases second draft notice, added third draft notice with revised schedules, awaiting alternative parking updates approvals as noted below.  September 28:  Removed additional phases first draft notice, posted second draft notice.  September 26:  Posted additional phases first draft notice. 
 
For October 4-6 Block 1 and Block 3 Common Area driveway apron replacement at 11524 and 11526 Maple Ridge Rd., and at 11507 and 11509 Hickory Cluster, refer to the third draft notice for multi-day temporary assigned parking information.  In addition to North Shore Drive public parking typically available most days and nights, HCA Director Michael Poss negotiated the following temporary alternative parking for displaced HCA Member vehicles:

BLOCKS 1-2 @ MAPLE RIDGE RD.
Lake Anne Reston Condominium Association (LARCA) Lake Anne Village Center main commercial parking lot at 11401 North Shore Dr., approximately 12 HCA vehicles per day, 24 vehicles per night, and all HCA vehicles must display HCA parking hang tags with numbers visible:
(1)  October 4-6 curb/landing replacement, and connector road guest parking area curb installation ... 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
(2)  October 30 end milling/grading/repair ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(3)  October 31 and November 1 milling/ grading/repair ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(4)  November 1-3 3-4 repaving/repainting ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ... see photo at above right for LAVC Farmers Market no parking TOW AWAY AREA starting 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4.  Also note that the LAVC lot may start filling up Friday afternoon.  No Friday-Saturday November 3-4 displaced parking required.

BLOCK 3 @ HICKORY CLUSTER
United Christian Parish (UCP) lower parking lot with access just west of Hickory Cluster and exit between UCP and Lake Anne Elementary School, approximately 12 HCA vehicles per day, 24 vehicles per night, and all HCA vehicles parked in LARCA and UCP lots must display valid HCA parking hang tags with numbers visible:
(1)  October 30 milling/grading/repair ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(2)  November 2-3 repaving/repainting ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

HCA BLOCK 3 ROAD WORK STARTS @ SEP 26

As previously announced, HCA planned to repair, resurface, restripe, and renumber all Maple Ridge Road and Hickory Cluster asphalt streets and parking spaces next month.  However, to ensure proper sealant curing with Fall temperatures cooler and earlier than expected, our consultant now recommends that we repair minor cracks, seal, restripe, and renumber the still relatively new former Block 3 garage area asphalt in September, not October.

This early Phase 1 will impact Block 3 parking spaces 322-348 from 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 26 through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, weather permitting.  During that time, impacted Block 3 residents who normally park in this part of Hickory Cluster can instead park in the lower exit end of the United Christian Parish parking lot, or on North Shore Drive.  UCP graciously agreed to allow up to 13 HCA Block 3 vehicles during the day, and up to 26 vehicles at night, to park in their lot during Phase 1 repair and sealing work.  All must display HCA parking hang tags while on UCP property.  Vehicles with visible HCA hang tags that remain parked in the work area will be towed nearby at owner risk and expense, and vehicles without visible HCA hang tags will be towed at owner risk and expense to the Henry's Wrecker Service impound lot in Fairfax, VA.  For more towed vehicle information, see a related post on this website or call Henry's at (703) 471-0010.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

HCA TOWED VEHICLE INFORMATION

To assist with Common Area parking rules compliance, HCA has an annual Parking Management Agreement with Henry's Wrecker Service.  As designated within that agreement, and consistent with HCA Governing Documents and related notices, only HCA Directors and Managing Agent TWC are authorized to tow vehicles from HCA Common Areas.  If towed, Henry's stores vehicles at 10401 Eaton Place, Fairfax, VA at the intersection of Routes 29 and 123, south of Interstate 66.  They will release them to registered owners upon full payment of all charges by cash, or by MasterCard or VISA credit cards.  Call (703) 471-0010 for towed vehicle information.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

HCA LOCKED SUV BURGLARY @ AUG 26

An HCA Block 2 carriage house Member resident reported today that someone stole a laptop computer from a locked SUV at about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26.  Previous burglars targeted only unlocked HCA vehicles.  The burglary may have been linked to a similar incident reported Monday by RestonNow at adjacent Vantage Hill where an armed thief broke into another vehicle and fired five gunshots while getting away at about 6:20 a.m. the same morning.  Members should remove all valuables, lock their vehicles, and report early morning suspicious activity to Fairfax County Police by dialing 911.

Monday, August 21, 2017

RA PROPOSES NEW NORTH SHORE POOL LIGHTS

In a letter and DRB application dated August 15, stamped August 17, postmarked August 18, and received August 21, 2017, RA advised HCA Members that it plans to install four new pool and facility entrance lights and replace five existing wall lights immediately across North Shore Dr. from HCA Block 3 Goodman Houses.  Based on a five business day registration period ending August 22, HCA requested Affected Party status to allow Block 3 Member homeowners the opportunity to review the proposal, ask questions and if necessary oppose or request changes in the proposal at the planned September 12, 2017 DRB meeting presentation.  HCA scanned the full DRB proposal package front and back for HCA Member download and review.  Concerned Members should coordinate with Block 3 Director David Pickering, and plan to attend the September 12 DRB meeting. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

LAKE ANNE FELLOWSHIP HOUSE UPDATE

This week RestonNow reported that the Fellowship House redevelopment project is progressing and that team member CPDP stated the following in a June 22 news release:  " ... The new (240-unit senior affordable rent) facility is planned for the eastern (undeveloped) portion of the property.  When it is completed and the residents relocated from the old buildings to the new facility, the existing buildings will be removed and the unused (western, adjacent to Hickory Cluster) portion of the property will be sold for residential development to support the cost of building the new project.  MAC Realty Advisors, a local real estate brokerage firm, has recently been selected as a broker for this portion of the site. ...MAC Realty Advisors advertises that it " ... has set numerous pricing records for urban infill and suburban apartment sales. ... "

This indicates that a to-be-determined commercial redeveloper will be purchasing the western portion of the property, and will most likely try to build as many units as allowed by law to generate maximum senior building project funds.  The new buildings may be as close as about 10 feet east of the shared property line approximately 76 feet from Hickory Cluster Block 1 individual carriage house rear property lines.  HCA intends to provide input to RA and the developers to minimize cluster impacts and preserve existing buffer trees, and will post updates on this website when available.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HCA ARCHITECT GOODMAN TYSON'S CLIENT PASSES

The Washington Post reported today that the visionary real estate developer who hired Hickory Cluster Architect Charles M. Goodman, FAIA, to design major Tyson's Corner office parks and The Commons of McLean multi-family apartment complex, WestGroup Management LLC founder Gerald T. Halpin, died August 14, 2017 at age 94.  Like Reston's late founder Robert E. Simon, Jr. earlier at Hickory Cluster, Halpin commissioned Goodman to design notable works of commercial and residential Modern, and later Post-Modern, Architecture.  Goodman's WestGroup buildings exhibited many of the same design elements used earlier at River Park Mutual Homes in Washington, DC and then in Hickory Cluster, including flat roofs, multi-panel and bay window units, and jutting concrete beam ends later expressed as building mass. 

Sadly, many if not most Goodman WestGroup buildings, including The Commons, have been or will be demolished as part of MetroRail Silver Line station area redevelopment to make way for newer, larger, and more profitable buildings.  For more information, also see the HCA Goodman Preservation webpage.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

HCA BLOCK 3 ENTRANCE LOT END NO PARKING

HCA will begin a long-overdue street asphalt repaving and repainting project within the next few weeks.  As part of that work, HCA has now posted and will paint the Block 3 entrance parking lot south end as a designated no parking area to be used only for backing out of adjacent east and west spaces.  Effective immediately, residents should park in east and west spaces only.  Residents parked in the end no parking area will be cited and towed at their expense without further notice.  For more information, contact repaving project co-lead Director Jeff Ashley.