FCPS: Important update on the addition of a Justice High School

Dear Justice High School community,

FCPS worked closely with the community and county to address capacity issues at Justice High School.

We are pleased to be able to provide a significant update on our building expansion efforts to find a solution to relieve overcrowding and provide a worthy learning and working environment for our staff and students. We would like to thank the community and our stakeholders for their feedback. This has been invaluable as we work to finalize plans for this important addition to school facilities. FCPS staff shared plans at various stages of the process with the school, community, PTSA, Mason District Land Use Committee (October 27, 2020; April 26, 2022; and June 28, 2022) and the Fairfax County Planning Commission on July 13, 2022.

During the process that resulted in the proposed plan:

  • The design team considered additional parking options, including limiting the existing car park with a corner car park, but this resulted in fewer parking spaces than the original plan.
  • New design features have been added to include proposed additional parking near the school’s main entrance and gymnasium, which changes the current setup and operations during student drop-off and pick-up times. The new designated parking lot near the school entrance will replace the current bus stop and buses will remain in the driveway.
  • A new kiss & ride location has been identified at the back of the site near the new addition. The design team will investigate the possibility of queuing vehicles for the kiss & ride at the back of the school.
  • A new sidewalk and striped parking spaces along the school side of Peace Valley Lane opposite Justice Park have been added.
  • The possibility of reserved parking on Peace Valley Lane opposite the residential area for school use during school hours was explored.
  • Stormwater upgrades through the installation of three stormwater units that will improve existing systems are included.
  • Solar initiatives, including an installation of solar panels for some domestic hot water units in the new addition, have been included.
  • The project was originally funded for construction during the 2019 School Bond Referendum and was expected to be completed in the fall of 2022. Construction is now expected to begin in the spring/summer of 2023 and be completed in the summer of 2025.

    The final plans for the Justice HS addition will be on the agenda of the Fairfax County Planning Commission on July 20, 2022, which can be viewed online(link is external). The plans will also be on the agenda for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearing on August 2, 2022.

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