Springfield: April Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Springfield: April Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Kingstowne Town Center

5920 Kingstowne Town Center, Alexandria

The Bonefish Grille parking lot area has been approved by the Lee District land use committee and Fairfax County planning commission for construction of several new mixed use structures: Ground level would be retail with residential above. There are also plans for an ice-skating rink, making the area into a multi-faceted plaza for residents and others to enjoy being outdoors.

Corbet Manor subdivision

Around 7717 Gambrill Road

Seven single-family homes are going into 4.5 acres of what were previously unconsolidated parcels of land. The site plan for the project is still under review.

Corridor study of Van Dorn Street From Kingstowne to Alexandria city

Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) is interested in tapping into an Alexandria study of the corridor, extending it to Kingstowne and potentially bringing a bus rapid transit system to Van Dorn. The County is working with Alexandria to make sure the stretch is part of the conversation.

GSA Warehouse

6808 Loisdale Road, Building A

The large warehouse off Loisdale Road in Springfield is still a candidate for future home of FBI headquarters. The building, owned by the General Services Administration (GSA) is competing with sites in Greenbelt and Landover. Environmental impact statements for the three sites have been completed and the final contract is scheduled to be awarded around fall 2016.

Keene Mill Elementary School Renovation

6310 Bardu Ave.

An 18-month renovation of the school includes a two-story addition on the left side of the building in the rear, an addition for administration in the front and an addition for a cafe-kitchen in the rear on the right side. The project is estimated to be finished by summer 2016.

Liberty View

13.45-acre site near Beulah Street and the Fairfax County Parkway

This still-vacant site was approved for single family home neighborhoods, four office buildings and fifth structure that would be either a hotel or office building. It was rezoned in 2011 and previous structures have been demolished.

Long Branch development

Within the Island Creek Community on Beulah Street corridor

The plan for 35 new townhomes has passed the planning commission.

Park Pointe subdivision

East side of Gambrill Road, near the Fairfax County Parkway

Eighteen single-family homes on 7.7 acres have been approved; the plan is still under site review.

Piney Run by Elm Street Development

Area of Telegraph Road and Piney Run Drive, Alexandria

Demolition of the Hill Top Golf facility is set to begin soon, making way for a 259-unit residential development specifically for individuals 55 and older. When completed, the development should include 32 single family units, 103 townhouses and 124 multi-family condominiums and apartments -- all age-restricted, not assisted-living. The site plan for the development has been submitted.

Safford Car Dealerships on Loisdale

Loisdale Road

Following the 2015 opening of Jennings Toyota at 7601 Loisdale and a new artificial turf field at Loisdale Park, Safford Hyundai has now opened, along with Safford Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram.

Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall

Next to open at the 1.35 million square-foot revitalized shopping center is Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, scheduled to part its doors. Later stages of redevelopment planning for the area include residential, office and hotel space -- the timing of which is all market-dictated. A release from PREIT said another 73,000 square-feet of tenant space was committed for 2016.


6625 South Van Dorn St.

It’s likely the driving range and restaurant business is leaving the Van Dorn Street location, though according to the Lee District land use aide they still have the option to stay. One possible next step for the property is townhouses, which would require an amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.

U-Haul Warehouse

5285 Port Royal Road

U-Haul is repurposing a previously vacant personal storage facility for a truck rental business. The renting is underway and renovations to the self-storage area are nearing completion, possibly to open by summer, 2016.

West Springfield High School

Renovation is planned with an estimated cost of $82,958,090, according to the Fairfax County Public Schools Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Program.

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