A Special Exception Entitlement application was submitted on February 4, 2019. After months of public review and revisions, the final development proposal was approved by the City Council on July 8, 2019. The approved SEE depicts the site layout, building heights, and general uses for the project.
On June 10, 2020, two new applications were submitted by the developers, which will undergo a similar City review process as the SEE:
Special Exception Entitlement Amendment
Special Exception Site Plan (SESP) for Phase 1
The City will continue to coordinate with the Falls Church City Public Schools during the construction of the new George Mason High School. This development project is meant to complement the high school and middle school campus.
The City will also continue to coordinate with the potential Virginia Tech and WMATA redevelopment which is located immediately adjacent to the development.
Special Exception Entitlement – Amendment and Special Exception Site Plan – Phase 1 (First Submission, June 10, 2020)
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The project will serve as a gateway to the City, instilling a sense of place through the use of high quality urban design, including a thoughtful interface with the adjacent schools
Environmental Sustainability with LEED ND Gold v4 (or equivalent) at the neighborhood level, LEED-BD+C Core and Shell Gold v4 (or equivalent) for the office component, LEED-NC v4 Gold, LEED-Multifamily Mid-Rise v4 (or equivalent) for the residential and senior housing components, and LEED-NC Silver v4 (or equivalent) for the hotel component.
Pedestrian-oriented streets and easy pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile access to the site
Parking garages with spaces for offices, apartment and condominium residents, and hotel and retail visitors, and special event parking for schools.
Approximately 150 - 250 units of senior housing to allow residents to age in place within the City.
Approximately 325,000 square feet of Class A commercial office space in phase 1 and 2.
Approximately 197 - 302 units of for sale condominiums and approximately 400 units of multi-family traditional and “micro” apartments.
Affordable Dwelling Units equal to 6% of the total number of dwelling units including independent living units.
Large central open space to serve as a gathering place and venue for community events.
Approximately 123,000 square feet of retail uses including a potential 40,000 square foot grocer.
Approximately 17,000 square feet programmable civic space which includes approximately 5,000 to 6,000 square feet of event space/conference center, 4,000 gross square feet of outdoor space in the Commons that can be used for music/entertainment, and an additional 6,000 to 14,000 gross square feet occupied by performing arts/education studio or school use.
A limited or full-service hotel with approximately 146 rooms.