Developer Peterson Companies is seeking Fairfax County’s permission to build hundreds of affordable apartments near the innovation center Metro station.
The Fairfax-based company would construct 500 units on its own land and a county-owned parcel at 13500 Dulles Greene Drive, according to county documents.
The proposal is through the Site-specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process, which is used to review proposed changes to land use designations for specific sites in the county’s comprehensive plan. The process for applications — known as nominations — is currently underway.
At a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust pushed a board matter that confirm the board’s consent for the application — which is a required part of the SSPA process since the proposal involves land owned by the county.
The board will formally vote on its consent of the application on Dec. 6.
Foust emphasized that the board’s vote was not an approval of the project, noting that the applicant “understands that this motion will not prejudice the consideration of the nomination in any way, and that the consent of the Board should not be construed as a favorable recommendation.”
Currently, the comprehensive plan calls for a commuter parking facility in the immediate area, but Foust noted that a 2,100-space commuter parking garage has already been developed on the south side of the Dulles Toll Road.
The project would be surrounded by the Dulles Green apartment community to the north, Reflection Lake to the east and the toll road to the south.
Some portions of the county-owned parcel are in resource protection areas.
Applications materials requested by FFXnow were not immediately available, according to the county.
A county spokesperson said that no zoning action has been filed for the project yet.
“We anticipate an SSPA proposal was submitted,” Crystal Santos said. “Staff is currently reviewing [the] submission.”
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