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Monday, November 16, 2020

Fairfax County staff oppose plan amendments for two projects in Annandale, one in Seven Corners

Planning staff opposes a large mixed-use project on this site in Annandale, viewed from Woodland Road.
Fairfax County Planning and Development Department staff are recommending that three of the six “site-specific plan amendments” proposed for Mason District be included in the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program for 2021 – and three should not. 

The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the amendments on Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. 

The proposed plan amendments opposed by staff include: 

  • Western Annandale CBC (PC19-MA-005) – A proposal for a mixed-use project with 575 mid-rise multifamily residential units, 156,000 square feet of offices, and 100,000 square feet of retail between Little River Turnpike and Hummer Road. 

The project would be on the site of two existing office buildings and several residential properties. It would encompass 7616 Little River Turnpike; 4102, 4104, 4108, 4112, 4114, and 4116 Woodland Road; 4111 Hummer Road; and 4125 Horseshoe Drive. 

The proposal calls for the Annandale Community Business Center to be expanded to cover the area of the proposed project. 

Related story: Annandale residents say a large mixed-use development would destroy their neighborhood

  • 6429 Arlington Blvd. Seven Corners (PC19-MA-003) – A 90,000-square-foot assisted living/nursing care/memory care facility is proposed for an area encompassing 6421, 6425, 6429, 6435, 6439, 6443 Arlington Boulevard and 6420 Spring Terrace in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood. 
  • 4312 Ravensworth Road, Annandale (PC19-MA-004) – A 153,300-square foot, four-story self-storage facility is proposed on the site of the existing Public Storage center.  
Planning staff opposes an assisted nursing home on this site and several adjacent properties on Arlington Boulevard.
The planning staff recommends that these proposals be included in the 2021 work program: 

  • First Christian Church, Seven Corners (PC19-MA-001) – A church is proposing a multifamily, age-restricted independent living facility with up to 113 units and up to 5,000 square feet of medical or general office uses on its property at 6165 Leesburg Pike. The existing church would be expanded, too. 
  • 6152 Leesburg Pike, Seven Corners (PC19-MA-002) – A cluster of five to eight homes for seniors is proposed for the backyard of a one-acre property with an existing single-family home.   

  • Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Seven Corners (PC19-MA-006) – The existing place of worship would be expanded to include a community center and, potentially, up to 25 units of senior housing and/or ancillary retail. This project would be located at 6152 and 6160 Leesburg Pike, 3159 Row Street, and 6105, 6107, 6109, 6111, 6113, 6115, and 6117 Munson Hill Road.
A Mason District Task Force, made up of residents and business representatives, reviewed the six proposals in August and September. The task force agreed that all of the proposals should go forward to the next level except the assisted living project on Arlington Boulevard. 

The Planning Commission could agree that all or any of the proposals could be included in the Comprehensive Work Program for 2021, even the ones opposed by the staff. The Planning Commission is scheduled to adopt a final Work Plan on Dec. 2. 

Related story: Task force begins review of six major development projects proposed in Mason District


  1. ...i guess someone was too cheap with their donations this year.
    i bet they will learn for next time, won't they?

  2. Enough! Can't seem to leave single family homes and acre plots alone. Cramming in more and more multi family housing units is nuts. We don't have the infrastructure (incl accessible public transportation/walkable green space) for it.