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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Annandale Blog is on hiatus. Well be back on Nov. 4.

Townhouses proposed for Annandale

Two boarded-up houses on McWhorter Street on land proposed for development.
Christopher Land LLC is proposing to build 41 townhouses on a 3.8-acre site on McWhorter Place in Annandale.

The site consists of nine separate properties on both sides of McWhorter near Markham Street that Christopher Land would need to purchase and consolidate. Some of the parcels are vacant land and some have small buildings.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Men arrested for burglary, reckless driving

Daens [FCPD]
Two men were arrested for burglary shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the 8300 block of Anderson Drive near Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Someone saw a man break into a building and notified police, the Fairfax County Police Department reports. Officers found Anthony Daens, 21, of Annandale, inside the fenced area by a pool in the Amberleigh community. He was using a police scanner app to monitor police communications.

Officers searched the building and found Gelsy Ely Serrano Ortega, 22, of Falls Church, in the building.

Pop-Up Park featured on Channel 16

Lots to explore at NOVA Labs' table.
The Annandale Pop-Up Park was really busy during its Community Day on Oct. 5, held in conjunction with the Taste of Annandale. In case you missed it, Fairfax County governments Channel 16 produced a video:

Monday, October 14, 2019

Child escapes potential abduction

There was an attempted abduction of a juvenile Oct. 13 in the 3300 block of Wheatwheel Lane, in the Raintree community in Annandale, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

The victim was playing with a friend near the road at about 3 p.m., when a man picked her up from behind.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Amazon HQ2 spurs sale of the Loren

The Loren
Blackfin Real Estate Investors, in partnership with Sachs Cos., acquired the Loren, a mid-rise apartment building in Seven Corners, for $70 million in anticipation of the pending economic boom from Amazon’s headquarters in Arlington.

The seller is the Bozzuto Group, which developed the project in 2017. The building, at 6410 Arlington Blvd. in Seven Corners, has 185 units, including 14 townhouses at the rear of the property on South Street.