What’s Coming in Burke?

What’s Coming in Burke?

Sites and developments

Terra Centre Elementary School added 20,500 square feet of space.

Terra Centre Elementary School added 20,500 square feet of space. Photo by Tim Peterson.

Terra Centre Elementary School renovation

6000 Burke Centre Parkway

The project by Henley Construction Company, Inc., includes renovating the 68,500 square feet of the previous school building, as well as 20,500 square feet of additional space. Completion is expected this summer, with a ribbon-cutting tentatively scheduled for June.

Penn’s Crossing Subdivision

Braddock Road and Dequincey Drive

Construction is still underway on this 10-home infill project located around Braddock Road and Dequincey Drive. The land had been owned by the Penn family and sits within the Briarwood area.

Lake Royal Dredging

Royal’s 10 acres of dredged material will be more difficult to relocate than Woodglen’s five acres. Design for the dredging is in its final stages and the project, one of Supervisor John Cook’s (R-Braddock) highest priorities, his office said, is scheduled to receive funding after July 1, 2016.

Burke Commons Road Sidewalk

North side of Burke Commons Road from Meredith Circle to Roberts Parkway

The sidewalk was completed, opened officially with a ribbon-cutting on April 16.

Silas Burke House

Property along Burke Lake Road between Burke Centre Parkway and Shiplett Boulevard

Sunrise Senior Living is planning to build an assisted living facility behind the Silas Burke House, but requires an amendment to the county’s Comprehensive Plan that would allow for a higher residential density for the area. This matter still requires a public hearing before the Fairfax County Planning Commission and approval by the Board of Supervisors.

Park Glen development

Five acres around 6408 Spring Lake Drive

The developer Van Metre is working on a subdivision of 12 single family homes, with construction on utilities, sewer lines and an entrance road about to begin.

Van Metre Communities

7.72 acres around 7421 Swope Lane and 7407 Gambrill Road

This subdivision plan is for 18 single-family detached homes on 7.72 acres zoned R-3. Construction has not started yet.

Pilgrim Community Church

4925 Twinbrook Road

The plan for a 20,687-square-foot addition to the church with private school on 5.16 acres zoned R-1 is about ready for construction.

New Chick-fil-A

5793 Burke Centre Parkway

Chick-fil-A is moving into a former bank building near the Burke Kohl’s. Their plans are expected to come before the Planning Commission in June and could progress to the Board of Supervisors by July; approval could allow for construction to begin before the end of 2015, with an estimated opening in late 2016.

Christopher Companies townhomes

9537 Burke Lake Road

The plan for 13 townhome at the intersection of Burke Lake Road and Shiplett Boulevard in Burke is scheduled for a Planning Commission public hearing on Sept. 24.

Sources: Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock) land use aide, Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and land use aide, Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) land use aide.