|An illustration of the site, with Columbia Pike on the left.|
A vacant 10-story office building on the site would be demolished and replaced with a seven-story, 433-unit building. About 70 percent of the units would have one bedroom and 30 percent would have two. Twelve percent of the units would have affordable rents under the Fairfax County definition of “workforce dwelling units.” The rest would have market rate rents.
|The existing office building on the site would be torn down.|
An existing parking deck facing Carlin Springs Road would be retained, and there would also be underground parking with a total of 560 parking spaces – 1.3 spaces per unit – plus 20 to 30 spaces for guests. Bryan Foulger told the BC7RC that would be sufficient because the project is close to bus stops and residents could easily walk to stores and restaurants.
|An aerial view of the site.|
The developer expects the building will have 29 elementary school-age children, seven middle school students, and 13 high school students, Foulger-Pratt would propose proffers of about $10,000 per student to expand the capacity at affected schools.
The termination of the Columbia Pike Streetcar won’t have a major impact on the Bailey’s Gateway project. Scott Adams, a land use attorney with McGuire Woods LLP, called it a “temporary setback,” noting that the streetcar “wasn’t a sure thing when we started.” The developer would likely offer a shuttle service to Metro.
Representatives of Foulger-Pratt plan to meet with residents of the nearby Carlyn Square community in January 2015 and hope to set up a meeting with residents of the Ardley Court townhouses.
|The structure viewed from different angles.|
The permitting process could be completed by the end of 2016 and construction would take another two years, Foulger said.