Providence District Land Use
Construction of a new county community center will start later this year and is anticipated to be completed in 2013. It will be located just south of the Vienna/fairfax Metro Station off of Vaden Drive and immediately west of the MetroWest project. This new Fairfax County Community Center is a proffered improvement approved with the MetroWest development. It will include a full-sized gym with associated facilities, meeting space and other recreational facilities.
Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ)
As part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, the military is consolodating their health care administrative operations in a new Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ). The facility is to be located in a renovated building located at 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church. This by-right renovation has been underway for nearly a year. The federal government and the owners of the building anticipate that the phased occupancy of the building will begin this spring. At the request of Supervisor Smyth the owners of the building and federal government representatives have initiated public outreach meetings with adjacent residents to fully inform them about the project's status and convey what efforts are being made to mitigate any transportation effects that may arise with the utilization of this site. More information is available on the project website.
The developers of three approved mixed use projects in the Providence District, including redevelopment of the Dunn Loring Metro Station by Mill Creek Residential, the DFS Long Merrifield Halstead mixed use project and the Merrifield Town Center (Mosaic at Merrifield), are all moving forward with construction of their respective projects.
- Redevelopment of the Dunn Loring Metro Station by Mill Creek Residential will entail the multi-phased construction of temporary kiss and ride and surface parking facilities. When completed, the station will include a new 2,000 space WMATA parking garage, bus bays and kiss and ride facilities.
- Edens & Avant, the developer of Mosaic at Merrifield, is quickly constructing the first phase of the development fronting Lee Highway including an urban Target store, boutique hotel, grocery store, additional ground floor retail, restaurant space, a new movie theater and one acre urban park. This first phase is planned to open this fall. Subsequent phases will include retail, restaurant space and multifamily residential buildings. The townhome component of this project is under construction by EYA.
Edens & Avant has also realigned and
upgraded Eskridge Road to connect to Lee Highway to form a new
intersection with Merrilee Drive. The county is working to
complete the connection of Eskridge Road south to Williams Drive (and
Route 50). This crucial comprehensive
planned road connection will allow direct access to the Dunn Loring
Metro station without having to use Gallows Road of Prosperity
Tysons Corner Plan Implementation
The new Comprehensive Plan for Tysons envisions up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050. The plan has been designed to take advantage of the four new Metro stations coming to Tysons in 2013 with 75 percent of future grouth occuring within half a mile of these new Metro stations. Details about the plan is available on the Department of Planning and Zoning's website. To review approved and pending Tysons rezoning applications, please visit Tysons Development website. On January 24, 2012, the Board of Supervisors endorsed the Tysons Urban Design Guidelines. The new guidelines will help offer specific guidance for planting, building, urban park and interim condition designs and materials.
Vienna / Fairfax Metro Station Updates
Pulte, the primary developer of the metroWest development project has initiated construction of proffered improvements to Saintsbury Drive and the Metro Station. the phased construction will maintain pedestrian Fairfax Metro station from Nutley Street will be rerouted. Future construction phases will include a temporary relocation of bus stops to the north and south sides of the station in early March 2012, and the closure or relocation of metered parking spaces over several months. Parking in the station's two garages and surface lots will not be affected. When construction is completed, bus customers will have 12 new pedestrian and bicycle paths. WMATA Press Release.