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Athletic field in Herndon likely slated for affordable housing development

The county-owned site is currently being used as a temporary cricket field (via Google Maps)

An affordable housing community could take over a nearly temporary athletic field on Dulles Green Drive.

At a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on July 25, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust asked the county to begin the initial steps to transfer the board-owned site at 13500 Dulles Greene Drive to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCHRA) to develop an affordable housing project.

Foust said that inclusionary affordable housing near Herndon’s “amenity-rich area” supports the county’s equity goals.

“The property presents an opportunity for the creation of an affordable housing community as a Transit Oriented Development within 1/3 mile of the Silver Line’s Innovation Metro Station and nearby recreational and commercial amenities,” Foust said.

The site is currently serving as a cricket field and will remain an athletic field until development begins. If FCHRA opts not seek to pursue the project, the property would be conveyed back to the board.

The project would support the county’s goal of providing a minimum of 10,000 new affordable housing units by 2034, Foust said.

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