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Mixed-use Proposed Near Toll Road

A 1.82-million square foot development has been proposed for the Launders property, near the interchange of the Dulles Toll Road and Route 28. The plan is scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission on July 14.

The developer, L. Farnum Johnson, is proposing a mixed-use development called Arrowbrook Centre on the 53.8-acre property. The plan calls for 570 dwelling units, including 32 affordable dwelling units. It further calls for 680,000-780,000 square feet of office space, 150,000-186,000 square feet of retail and a 200,000-240,000 square-foot hotel.

The plan includes a 4.4-acre park site with a lighted, artificial turf field. An additional trail network will contribute to the total park space generating over nine acres total.

THE RESIDENTIAL PLANS include 37 townhouses and the balance as condominiums or apartments. Most of the property lies within a half-mile of the proposed Route 28 Metro station. The station is part of Phase two of the Metrorail to Dulles project. That portion of the rail line is projected to be operational as early as 2015.

The Hunter Mill District Land Use Committee, a group appointed by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) discussed the proposal during their May 17 meeting.

The committee had a spirited discussion about the proposal, said Edythe Kelleher, chair of the committee. Kelleher also holds a seat on the Vienna Town Council.

The committee had some concerns about the report from Department of Planning and Zoning staff and deferred their decision until their July 19 meeting.

A staff report of the plan is scheduled to be available on July 6 at the Department of Planning and Zoning in the Herrity Building, 10255 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Register to speak online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/planning/speaker.htm or call 703-324-2865. Speakers who pre-register are given five minutes to speak.

The Hunter Mill Land Use Committee meeting is scheduled for July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the North County Government Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive in Reston.