The amount of residential development on Villa Park Road in Springfield could see a boost if Fairfax County approves a proposal to increase the number of houses allowed in the area.
A community meeting is on the proposal is slated for April 17. The proposal, if approved, would increase the density allowed by the county’s comprehensive plan in the Springvale Community Planning Sector from 4-5 dwelling units to 8.5 dwelling units per acre.
JR Real Estate Group wants to develop two vacant parcels fronting Wesley Road and next to Villa Park Road into a 42-unit townhouse development, according to the application, which has been under county review since September 2021.
“The parcels have remained vacant for years and only recently been consolidated as they emerged from bankruptcy by the owner,” an updated statement of justification from March 17 says. “The present proposal represents the best opportunity in the near term to meaningfully reinvest in the community while also advancing broader county policy objectives.”
A central spine road would anchor the Towns at Villa Park, alongside two parks on site to buffer the new community from a single-family development on the west side of the property. Roughly 2.7 acres of open space are proposed — almost triple the minimum requirement set by the county, according to the application.
The applicant plans to contribute 0.5% of the projected sales price of the units to the county’s housing trust fund.
The meeting begins via Zoom at 7 p.m. Information is available on the county website for the proposed plan amendment.
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