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By Huntington Metro, over 1,500 residential units, retail, hotel space planned

This Fairfax County, Virginia, project was once deemed as “too intense,” but its making progress

All renderings via IDI Group/Streetsense

Right next to the Huntington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia, there are plans for what Washington Business Journal describes as one of the largest potential residential projects in Greater Washington.

The project is located at the roughly 20-acre Huntington Club condo building, which is bounded by Kathryn Street, Huntington Avenue, and North Kings Highway. Currently, the condo building features 364 residential units across 10 buildings.

Originally, when the first staff amendment was proposed in October 2015, there were plans for 3.6 million square feet of development with up to 2,762 residential units, but these plans were deemed “too intense,” according to the Washington Business Journal. Now, the concept plan calls for approximately 1,565 residential units (including rentals, condos, and townhomes), nearly 450,000 square feet of office space, 120,000 square feet of hotel space, and 18,000 square feet of retail space.

Washington Business Journal further reported that the proposed comprehensive plan amendment provides for 2,257 residential units, 586,000 square feet of office space, and 19,000 square feet of retail space. The heights of the buildings would range from 200 feet tall at their highest and 55 feet tall at their lowest.

Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors has given initial backing to the project. Still, the developer needs to submit a rezoning application and needs to attend a public hearing on the amendment this December. The developer will also need to attend a Board of Supervisors meeting in January 2018.

The developer behind the project is IDI Group, while the architecture firm is Streetsense.

Fairfax County envisions 2,000-plus units next to Huntington Metro. A single plan is coming to build many of them. [Washington Business Journal]