A New Transit Oriented Vision for Fairfax County, Virginia

A new transit station area plan is reaching the finishing line for the Huntington Metro station, serving the WMATA’s Yellow Line in Northern Virginia.

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November 30, 2022, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


A conceptual rendering of new buildings around the Huntington Metro station in Virginia.

A conceptual rendering for the Southern Portion of the WMATA property at the Huntington Metro station. | Fairfax County

The area surrounding the Huntington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia, could soon have a new transit station area plan, prioritizing new transit oriented development that allows for mixed-use development, inclusionary zoning, and additional building heights.  

Matt Blitz reports on the approval of the plan amendment by the Fairfax County Planning Commission on November 16. Blitz summarizes the plan as follows:

The plan calls for a mixed-use development on the site including 382,00 square feet of office, retail, and community-use space, a civic plaza, more urban park space, a network of bike and pedestrian paths, a possible hotel, and 15,000 residential units with a minimum of 15% of those being affordable.

Some of the political compromises reached during the plan’s development include lower building heights near homes on Biscayne Drive—85 feet instead of the original 200 feet.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider the plan amendment on December 6.

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