In February, John Huber appointed a Long Range Planning Committee which is chaired by Barry Millbourn and cooperated by Ted Weihe with Herb Larrabee, Scott Liebel and Donna Hillmyer as members; and John Huber and Craig Bridges as ex-official members. The committee met on March 16 for a walk around, and initial meeting. We agreed to develop a land use plan for the club and initially focus on circulation, car parking and boat storage. Later, we will study landscape, waterfront, dingy area, docks, hoists, SYS boat storage, work area and buildings. The goal is to allow members to provide input, and develop a consensus. We realize that we have a limited budget, and want to be realistic in recommended changes, though we envision a long range plan as well.
We thought that the initial efforts should focus on car circulation with the following characteristics: (1) one way streets to reduce conflicts, angle boats and open up more space for boat storage; (2) separate cars and pedestrians on the main road; (3) reduce conflicts in moving boats to and from the hoist and launch area; and (3) move cars out of the hoist and launch areas, and away from the club house.
Attached are two proposals for your inputs which were developed by Herb Larrabee and shared with the committee. You can record comments on the SSS website or send them to Ted Weihe at Picardy210@gmail.com. We will also provide basic maps of the club area in Craig’s office so that you can pencil in your own ideas and share them with the committee. Ted holds a Masters in Planning from the University of Virginia, and has many years’ experience in neighborhood planning and served on the Arlington Planning Commission.