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New Development next to Spring Hill Metro
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a new development along Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7) called Dominion Square West. Currently a strip of car dealerships, the plan sets forth a mixed-use residential, office and shopping destination in Tysons.
(CARS, LLC) will turn 70,000 sq. ft. of car showrooms and service areas into 1.7 million sq. ft. of mixed-use space connected to the Spring Hill Metro stop.
The current plan includes:
• Two offices
• Two apartments with up to 1,150 units, including 20% as affordable units
• 90,000 square feet in retail
• Three public parks, including a half-size athletic field
This development adjacent to the metro will connect the Silver Line corridor and further Transit-Oriented Development in Tysons. The developer has agreed to make improvements to the existing Spring Hill Metro plaza as well as adding an additional 7,000 sq. ft. Metro Plaza connecting Dominion Square West across Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7). The Spring Hill Metro stop opened in July 2014 along with other stops along the Silver Line.
The plan also includes the addition of four new streets to form a grid within the superblock. In addition to its transit accessibility, the proposed street grid will leave the option open for future connection to the Dulles Toll Road.
A sky park hovering 40 feet above street level will connect the two office buildings. This is intended to create a public gathering place and will include an amphitheater, splash pad and outdoor seating among other amenities. This park, in addition to the proposed athletic field, bikeshare station and general plan to increase pedestrian corridors, is in line with the County’s vision to create a livable city.
Following the Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons area, Dominion Square West embodies one of the plan’s guiding principles: “Reduce the suburban focus on isolated buildings, surface parking and moving vehicles through Tysons to somewhere else and connect new buildings, urban parks, structured parking, and pedestrian and bicycle accommodations to form engaging streetscapes and connected neighborhoods.”
More information can be found on the Fairfax County website.