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New Apartments, Redeveloped Fairfax Circle Gets Approval

Site will include mixed-use development, including a grocery store.

Site will be replaced with mixed-use development, including a grocery store. Provided.
Site will be replaced with mixed-use development, including a grocery store. Provided.
Planned redevelopment at Fairfax Circle Plaza received key approval this week from the City of Fairfax.

The project would redevelop the retail center, replacing it with a mixed-use development containing up to 400 new apartments and 88,000 square feet of retail, including a grocery store, according to a release from developers Combined Properties.

The 8.9-acre site is located in the intersection of Fairfax Boulevard and Lee Highway.

"The development itself is divided into city blocks and defines a progression of pedestrian experiences ranging from public plaza spaces and promenades to private residential courtyards," said Ben Kasdan, senior designer for architects KTGY Group.

Read the entire release at Fairfax City Patch.

And post your release at our Business Updates page.

Rolling Thunder 2013 May 31, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Nevermind the impact on traffic with 400 new apartments and new kids in the schools. Better raise those taxes NOW!
Catherine S. Read June 02, 2014 at 10:18 AM
A needed step into the 21st century and out of the 1950s. With the simultaneous redevelopment of the apartments at Layton Hall and Oak Knoll, there is going to be a shortage of this type of housing. No one seems to care where the long time residents of these current apartment communities are going to end up. Hopefully the long term redevelopment plans include a strategy for pedestrians, bicycles and reliable public transportation that includes access to the Vienna Metro Station. The only way to get people out of their cars is to offer a viable alternative.
Lisa Whetzel June 04, 2014 at 06:53 AM
This is a smart investment for the city. Glad it was approved. I would like to see mixed-use redevelopment of Willard Way Shopping Center too. Upgrade that lousy Safeway or get rid of it! Create more pedestrian living. Look at Fairfax Corners or Mosaic as examples of success. We need our own version in downtown Fairfax City and Fairfax Circle mixed-use redevelopment is a smart start.

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