A new church is coming to Centreville. The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) recently approved Centerpointe Church’s application to build a place of worship and a childcare center there. Initially, New Life Christian Church owned the land, but Centerpointe Church later purchased it. In her report about this project, BZA Senior Deputy Clerk Mary D. Padrutt stated that the new plan for this site contains a number of benefits to Fairfax County and to the community.
According to The Connection Newspapers, "The site is on 11 acres of land zoned Residential-Conservation at 6611 Cedar Spring Road. And the applicant needed the county’s blessings to amend the previously approved special permit for that parcel. Representing Centerpointe, attorney Lynne Strobel presented details of the proposal to a joint meeting of the Sully District Council (SDC) and the West Fairfax County Citizens Assn. (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee, prior to the BZA’s decision. She said the sanctuary would have 500 seats, the childcare center would have a maximum daily enrollment of 150 children and there’d be 220 parking spaces."
As per The Connection Newspapers, "Transportation improvements will be a 10-foot-wide, asphalt trail on Route 29; a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on Cedar Spring Road; right-out access to Route 29 or interparcel access to the east; one-way, traffic circulation for the childcare center; and a new, left-turn lane on Route 29 onto Cedar Spring. The church also plans to preserve the existing, mature trees onsite, plant landscaping and add a conservation easement, so the trees can’t be disturbed unless the county agrees."