Long Range Planning Committee

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.

Current configuration
Proposal 1
Proposal 2


Long Range Planning Committee — 1 Comment

  1. I applaud the efforts to improve traffic flow on the Squadron grounds. My biggest concern is loosing about $11,000 in boat storage revenue. This is based on the 22 current boats that are occupying space along the fence when you first enter the property. I counted the number of boats in your proposed diagram and it does not seem to be taken into account the various sizes and widths of our current inventory of vessels stored on the property. I do like the idea of finding a way to provide a walkway into the property from the entrance and hope a design can be developed to make this happen. It may have been an over site but there are no cars or handicap spaces around our main building, thus losing about 20 spaces in this general area. I would support having temporary parking, when feasible along the seawall from where we store the “dead” vessels to the end of work area. We can not afford to give away any more potential income producing storage spaces. Parking outside the property seems to be working and it does not create a loss of income. Just some thoughts to consider…. Good luck on solving a difficult problem…