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Demolition of blighted buildings at Lake Fairfax Park to begin this month

Demolition of the outbuildings and residential structures is set to begin in mid-September (Photo courtesy FCPA).

The demolition of several dilapidated residential structures and outbuildings at Lake Fairfax Park is set to begin in mid-September.

The structures are part of property the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) purchased in 2014 along Hunter Mill Road. Ben Boxer, a spokesperson for FCPA, told FFXnow that the structures will be removed as a result of numerous complaints from the community.

The work will wrap up later this fall. During the demolition period, residents should expect construction traffic when entering and exiting the park via Hunter Mill Road. Construction hours will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

For many years, the structures have remained vacant. Reports of trespassing and vandalism have also surfaced.

“As part of the master planning process, the buildings and accessory structures were analyzed and deemed not to have any historical or cultural significance and were cleared for removal,” Boxer wrote in a statement.

Currently, there are no immediate plans for the site. The Lake Fairfax Master Plan describes the site as a multi-purpose area, Boxer said.

“Currently there is no funding identified to proceed with additional development activities at this time,” he said.

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