The interior of the Heritage office complex at 7611 Little River Turnpike (above) is being renovated to accommodate about 400 Fairfax County Family Services employees who are moving from Falls Church to Annandale.
“It’s going to be great for Annandale,” says Mason Supervisor Penny Gross. “If those people had to move, I’m delighted they’re staying in Mason District. The new location is close to the beltway and significant bus routes.”
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to continue to serve people from Falls Church while bringing services to more people in Annandale,” Gross says. “The move will also bring more business to Annandale restaurants, drug stores, and drycleaners.”
According to Hubbell, the offices being relocated to the Heritage complex include parts of these agencies that serve the Annandale area: Health and Human Services, mental health services of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, alcohol and drug referral services for adults, services for youths in the juvenile justice court system, a small education program to help adults earn GEDs, and the SkillSource job referral program.
The Leesburg Pike building that housed these agencies, was “one of the busiest buildings in the county,” she says.
Capt. Joe Hill of the West Springfield Police District says there will be increased police presence at the Heritage complex because some of the offices have late night and weekend hours for client appointments.