|The future site of a retail center, on Route 7, between Charles Street and Washington Drive.|
Spectrum Development is expected to start construction on the retail center, known as “The Shoppes at Bailey’s Crossroads,” in early 2017. The Board of Supervisors approved the project in January after the county’s planning staff had rejected the proposal several times and called for extensive changes in the design.
About 5,000 square feet of space is still available for lease and could be taken up by one, two, or three tenants. According to a source close to the project, the developer is seeking at least one restaurant and possibly a bank.
A mattress store and cell phone store are hardly the type of neighborhood-serving businesses promised during numerous community meetings and hearings. Mattress Discounters is across the street. There are many phone stores throughout the area and two T-Mobile stores opened recently in Annandale, on Columbia Pike and in Heritage Mall.