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File #: 19-1147    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action:
Title: Consideration of correction for resubdivision of lots 18, 19B & 20 of Malcolm Heights Subdivision
Attachments: 1. Muhammad Mir Application for Boundary Line Asjustment 1_16_2019, 2. Revised Plat of Resubdivision - Mir, 3. Final Order Mir v Shariati et al 11 17 2017, 4. Resubdivision - Lots 18, 19B & 20 Malcolm Heights (Recorded 2008)
Consideration of correction for resubdivision of lots 18, 19B & 20 of Malcolm Heights Subdivision

The resubdivision of lots 18, 19B, and 20 of the Malcolm Heights Subdivision was considered and approved by Town Council in 2007 and recorded with Fairfax County in 2008. The resubdivision, located at Lincoln Street NW and Highland Street NW, consisted of a consolidation and resubdivision of three lots into four lots. The resubdivision met all Town of Vienna subdivision standards and RS-12.5 single-family dwelling zoning standards.

During the process of consolidation and resubdivision, the applicants failed to obtain written consent of the lender, Washington Mutual Bank. This became known during a recent court case involving the applicants and subsequent purchaser (foreclosure sale) of one of the resubdivided properties (Muhammad Mir v. Mahbobeh Shariati, et al.). Because the necessary consents were not obtained, as determined by Judge Jan L. Brodie of the Fairfax County Circuit Court, the consolidation and resubdivision was deemed"void from its inception."

The Fairfax County Circuit Court has ordered a correction of the resubdivision, which creates two odd lots (Odd Lot A and Odd Lot B). These court-ordered odd lots are not buildable lots. They do not meet current subdivision and zoning ordinance regulations and are not accessible from any existing publicly dedicated street or a street dedicated by the subdivision plat. The odd lots are the result of the original subdividers'/ defendants' "unclean hands," and they are not subject to development as they are non-conforming lots. They may be combined in the future with other adjoining lots.

Section 17-61. Location of the Town Code states "Each lot shall abut on a street dedicated by the subdivision plat or on an existing publicly dedicated street. Interior lots having frontage on two streets shall be prohibited except where unusual conditions, in the opinion of the p...

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