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Friday, April 11, 2014

Construction under way on Callaway development on Little River Turnpike


Construction has started on an infill development consisting of 29 single-family houses on Little River Turnpike in Annandale on the former site of the Campbell and Ferrara plant nursery. 

The Callaway development is being built by Stanley Martin Homes. Houses will be about 3,037 to 4,363 square feet and are expected to start at about $750,000. The basic house will have four bedrooms, two and a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Buyers can add options, including a finished basement and two additional full baths.
The site plan from Stanley Martin Homes. Little River Turnpike is on top.
The exterior of the houses will be cement fiberboard, and some will have stone or brick accents. Some houses will have front porches. The houses will be very close to one another—sort of like townhouses with a narrow strip of land between them. The developer refers to the design as “city homes” with “no-maintenance lots.”

There won’t be any community amenities except a tot lot. Stanley Martin is planning to put up a sound wall along Little River Turnpike and a bus shelter.  An on-site sales office will open later this month.

Residents of the Willow Run community opposed the development, citing concerns with traffic, stormwater issues, and inadequate parking and complained that the new houses won’t fit in with the character of the existing neighborhood.

The Mason Land Use Committee opposed the project, but the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors approved it in 2012. The county rezoned the land from R-2 to PDH-4, allowing a high-density community with an HOA responsible for maintaining the stormwater facility and other common areas.

4 comments:

  1. LOL! Calling SFH's even huge ones on small lots, "high density". Yeah, its like Ballston, I tell you, BALLSTON! 750k sounds cheap for that much new space, but I guess the folks who would spend more don't like the schools in our part of the County enough. Personally I think TH's would make more sense, seeing as these are right next to an express bus stop, but I guess the neighbors would have thrown a bigger hissy fit over that. In 25 years these will make nice apartment buildings.

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  2. Not a surprise that the concerns were ignored and it was rezoned to allow for more homes. More homes = more revenue. Who cares about overcrowded schools and the environment? Not those in decision making authority. What a shame.

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  3. Just another reason to have 'regime change' next year. Folks get totally ignored. Someone please tell me where neighborhood wishes were respected when it came to a rezoning/developer request. I'm thinking next to never.

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  4. SAD SAD SAD SAD! SHAME ON YOU BOS!

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