In 1981, the Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority purchased a parcel of land off Richmond Highway, north of Dart Drive in the Mount Vernon District. A Federal Community Development Block Grant funded the purchase. Though a portion of the land was developed, 33 acres, called the North Hill property, have sat unimproved through the years.
On Thursday, May 28, citizens can meet with CHPPENN I, LLC, a developer the county chose to submit a redevelopment proposal for the property. Fairfax is considering its plan for building a combination of affordable and market-rate housing on the land, while saving a portion for passive use park land.
The public meeting is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Government Center Community Rooms, 2511 Parkers Lane in Alexandria.
For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/north_hill. Information on the North Hill Park Master Plan is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/plandev/downloads/north_hill_mp.pdf.