Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

One University

One University Rendering

One University refers to a 10-acre property located adjacent to the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax. The property is owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and currently includes 46 affordable townhomes and office space for the FCRHA. The development of One University is a critical component of expanding the county’s affordable housing portfolio and will quintuple the number of affordable homes available on the site for households (including both family and senior living households) with incomes at 60 percent the Area Median income or below.

Project Scope

The One University Development will include:

  • 120 Affordable Senior Independent Housing Units
  • 120 Affordable Multifamily Units
  • 333 Student Housing Units
  • Meeting/Office Space for the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority


The One University development is a prime example of a strategic approach to the creation of affordable housing. In addition to the creation of 240 units of affordable housing in a highly cost-burdened Fairfax/Fairfax City area—including 24 three- and four-bedroom units that are in high demand—the project will also provide the following benefits:

  • The development is in close proximity to public transportation, shopping and restaurants, grocery stores and George Mason University campus amenities
  • Units will have long-term affordability
  • Design will incorporate multiple universal and sustainable features
  • Ten percent of the units in each building will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Common area amenities including business center, cyber lounge, outdoor courtyard, underground parking, bike storage, fitness center and more.

Estimated Project Timeline

  • March 2020 – Project financing application
  • June 2020 – Potential financing award notice
  • Early 2021 – Potential financial close
  • Summer 2021 – Relocation of current residents, Demolition/Construction to begin
  • Late 2023 – Estimated Occupancy



For additional information, please contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5000, TTY 711.

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