One Million Square Feet of Transit Oriented Joint Development Advances in Northern Virginia

Fairfax County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have reached an agreement with a team of developers to add one million square feet of mixed-use development near a station on the Orange Line.

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August 26, 2021, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


A map of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Orange Line, highlighting the West Falls Church station.

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A press release from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) announces an agreement for a joint development proposal and Comprehensive Plan amendment that will bring a large new mixed-use development to the station area on the West Falls Church Metro Station on the system's Orange Line.

The development, the result of a multi-year effort between Metro, the development team, and Fairfax County to amend the Comprehensive Plan will add a mixed-use community with over one million square feet of office, retail, and residential space, according to the release.

Over the next year, developer FGCP-Metro, LLC—an affiliated partnership with EYA, LLC (EYA), Hoffman & Associates, and Rushmark Properties—will move forward with a rezoning application that details plans to redevelop the station's parking lot with apartments, townhomes, neighborhood retail, and public green spaces.

"It will connect the proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the Meridian High School (formerly George Mason High School) site in the City of Falls Church to the West Falls Church Metro Station with new bike lanes, broad sidewalks, publicly accessible park spaces and a secondary grid of streets that will help alleviate some of the congestion in the area," according to the release.

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