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Residential Development Near Dulles Receives Nod from Planning Commission

by Vernon Miles November 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm 13 Comments

With little to no discussion and debate other than fixing a typo, the Fairfax County Planning Commission unanimously approved a series of proffers for Woodfield Acquisitions’ redevelopment of Roland Clarke Place last night.

The Thursday vote sets into motion a series of waivers and modifications to allow a new residential complex to be built just south of the Dulles Toll Road. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will consider the project on Tuesday (Nov. 20).

The development will replace the office buildings at 1941 Roland Clarke Place and 1950 Roland Clarke Place. A 308-unit residential building will replace 1941 Roland Clarke Place, including roughly 37 workforce units. The application says 1950 Roland Clarke Place will be redeveloped as a small park until another development on the site can be planned.

Though no open space was required for the site, a little over two acres of the new development will remain dedicated as open space. In addition to two private courtyards within the residential complex, two smaller parks and a dog park surround the proposed residential building.

Among the waivers and modifications received for the site an allowance of a residential building 59 feet from the Dulles International Airport from the zoning ordinance’s minimum distance of 200 feet.

The existing office buildings on the site were constructed in the early 1980s. In 2008, the redevelopment of the buildings was planned into three new office buildings, but the plan was never implemented.

Photos via handout/Fairfax County Planning Commission

  • unreal

    at a minimum the developer should be proffered to pay for the soapstone connector.

    • 30yearsinreston

      We have bike lanes and woonfers
      No connector required

  • Mike M

    The “Planning” Commission probably has neck trouble from “nodding” so much.

  • restonista

    Interior units are going to be terrible… it will be like living in a fishbowl.

  • 30yearsinreston

    More free houses!

  • Greg

    I’ve seen more attractive prisons.

  • Greg

    “Among the waivers and modifications received for the site an allowance of a residential building 59 feet from the Dulles International Airport…”

    The jet blasts might be a bit intense with a (free) house that close to the airport.

  • Scooter

    not many comments out reston way!…You bro’s should see how we do it on ArlNow !!

    • Greg

      Maybe we are dames?

      Also, this site is an off-shoot of ArlNow and, apparently, being fed ArlNow’s detritus. Certainly you are not sharing your editor(s).

      • Scooter

        I dont work for them, bruh. I live there, in A-town, as best I can

        • Greg

          That’s good news.

          And keep on commenting on all things Reston…despite some of the comments, we all follow the HHNHH mantra.

    • Mike M

      We used to have a reputation on WTOP for the best commentary. Then the writer-editor left. Each replacement was weaker. I wonder if the new blood here is permanent?

  • npreston4

    Wonder where my dentist will move?


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