|This house on Charles Street will be demolished.|
The project consists of two buildings: a CVS drugstore with a drive-through pharmacy and a separate building with five tenants. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors had approved the retail development in January 2016.
|All these trees on the site will be removed.|
Spectrum contracted with Balfour Beatty Construction to demolish the three existing structures on the property, prepare the site, provide a pad for the CVS, construct a shell for the other building, install the parking lot and landscaping, and put in a brick wall separating the rear of the retail center from the single-family homes in the adjacent Courtland Park community.
Demolition is expected to start on July 14, said Alan Wahlstrom of Balfour Beatty. The Geico building will be taken down first, followed by the vacant houses on Charles Street and Washington Drive.
|The old Geico building.|
Demolition should take about two weeks, Wahlstrom said. It will take another two weeks to remove the trees, grass, and asphalt from the site.
Construction should start in about six weeks and should take six months, he said. The tenants will complete the interiors of their businesses. CVS, which has a 40-year lease, will hire its own building contractor.
Balfour Beatty expects to turn over the project to Spectrum in early January. Batten says the CVS could be completed by spring 2018. The rest of the retail center would be completed in late spring or early summer.
During the demolition and site preparation, the construction trailer will be on Charles Street, Wahlstrom told the community. All construction trucks will access the site from Leesburg Pike, not the neighborhood.