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County Supervisors Give OK to New Development Near Herndon Metro

by Dave Emke March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm 11 Comments

Woodland Park Development/Fairfax County

A development project just west of the future Herndon Metro station has been given the go-ahead by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, who approved it at their meeting Tuesday.

Woodland Park Development/Fairfax CountyThe mixed-use Woodland Park East development will include 678 residential units: 74 single-family attached homes, 90 two-over-two stacked townhomes and 515 multifamily dwelling units within two buildings. Two office buildings — 16 stories and 14 stories — that will include 20,000 square feet of optional ground-floor retail are also part of the plan. The property will also include 6.1 acres of public parks and 2.8 acres of private open space.

The county Planning Commission recommended the project for approval in January.

The development is planned to provide affordable housing, with 12 percent of the total units (approximately 81) set aside as affordable or workforce housing.

“It really does reflect the opportunity of need, if you think about the development that has come forward with the workforce there and all of the housing,” said Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (Hunter Mill District). “How do we meet the needs of work and living throughout the tiers of incomes? I really do appreciate working on that. I think this is a very good project.”

The property, which borders the Dulles Toll Road to the north and Monroe Street to the east, is owned by Tishman Speyer. Development will be done by NVR Inc.

Illustration and map via Fairfax County

  • 30yearsinreston

    It would be a surprise if it wasn’t approved

  • The Constitutionalist

    Affordable housing, my favorite socialist program. Now you can literally live off your neighbors.

    It’s only fair!

    • 30yearsinreston

      Commissar Hudgins favourite project

      • Mike M

        “Affordable housing” = a houseful of Democrats

  • meyerweb

    Our “leaders,” in their never ending search for more tax revenue, won’t be happy until the entire county is gridlocked. 678 “units” will translate to 1200 or more additional cars on the already choked roads. But the board has no plans to address traffic, beyond hoping a failing Metro system will help. The board has been bought, lock, stock and barrel by the development industry.

    • JoeInReston

      “678 “units” will translate to 1200 or more additional cars on the already choked roads”

      We are moving to a new utopia where you take a 5 minute walk to the bus stop, wait 7.5 minutes for the bus to pick you up, bus to the Metro, wait 5 minutes for the Metro train to arrive, ride Metro, exit metro to the bus station, wait another 7.5 minutes for the bus to pick you up, exit the bus and walk 5 minutes to your ultimate destination.

      After you have picked up your pool passes – with pictures on the back to prevent pool fraud! – you get to do the whole thing all over again in reverse.

      • meyerweb

        You’re a real optimist, Joe. 😉 Or you haven’t ridden Metro lately. Outside of rush hour, the 5 minute wait for Metro may be 15 minutes. Unless your line is part of a current “Safe Track” surge. Then it may never come.

        • Genghis Khan

          Good news – all the problems you mentioned will be solved by your faithful public servant Genghis Khan. His entourage ands flock of horses are standing by!!! Too many ugly buildings, corruption, or criminal elements in your HOA – Genghis knows and has you covered!

          Dont forget to vote!

    • JT

      I 100% agree with you. No one in right mind would agree to this plan

  • Sheeba Dino Mathews

    When are they going start building? Its beem almost a year since the approval.

  • JT

    Can we say changing America? No proper planning, no thinking, fall for dollars and give permission to build all kinds of crap in the name of development


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