Future Town Center at MetroWest

Town Center Building 10, Northwest Perspective. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

The future town center at MetroWest encompasses approximately 10 acres of land steps from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station (Orange Line) in Fairfax, Virginia. It is currently approved for up to 900 residential units, 300,000 square feet of office, and at least 55,000 square feet of retail.


Exciting Changes Coming to MetroWest

CRC Companies, a national real estate company with local roots dating back more than 25 years, is eager to announce that the future town center is nearing the final stages of approvals with Fairfax County. Specifically, we worked collaboratively with the County to finalize administrative approvals for the future town center's two southernmost parcels, known as Buildings 6 and 10. Since these are approved, CRC can submit the final site plan for approval and process building permits.

Town Center at Full Buildout (note: central traffic circle has been removed). Image is preliminary and subject to change.


Highly Connected and Built for the Neighborhood

The future town center at MetroWest will offer comfortable, enduring, and artfully crafted experiences with a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented plan designed for connecting neighbors to the community and to each other. Initial development of the town center will begin with Buildings 6 and 10: mixed-use, multifamily buildings designed to include more than 550 rental apartment homes and approximately 14,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail.


Town Center Building 6, Southeast Perspective. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

Town Center Building 10, Southwest Perspective. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

Neighborhood Charm in a Convenient Location

The 57-acre MetroWest development is situated directly south of the Vienna-Fairfax Metro Station, adjacent to Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is accessible from Nutley Road to the east and Lee Highway south of the site. The future town center is located on the 10 acres closest to the Metro Station, bordered by Saintsbury Drive to the north, Bleeker Street to the east, Sprague Avenue to the south, and The Providence Fairfax to the west. When complete, MetroWest may include up to 2,248 residences, 100,000 square feet of retail, and 300,000 square feet of office, institutional, and government uses - all quintessential elements for neighborhoods of enduring value.

MetroWest District Map. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

Town Center Building 10, Northwest Perspective. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

The future town center at MetroWest encompasses approximately 10 acres of land steps from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station (Orange Line) in Fairfax, Virginia. It is currently approved for up to 900 residential units, 300,000 square feet of office, and at least 55,000 square feet of retail.


Exciting Changes Coming to MetroWest

CRC Companies, a national real estate company with local roots dating back more than 25 years, is eager to announce that the future town center is nearing the final stages of approvals with Fairfax County. Specifically, we worked collaboratively with the County to finalize administrative approvals for the future town center's two southernmost parcels, known as Buildings 6 and 10. Since these are approved, CRC can submit the final site plan for approval and process building permits.

Town Center at Full Buildout (note: central traffic circle has been removed). Image is preliminary and subject to change.


Highly Connected and Built for the Neighborhood

The future town center at MetroWest will offer comfortable, enduring, and artfully crafted experiences with a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented plan designed for connecting neighbors to the community and to each other. Initial development of the town center will begin with Buildings 6 and 10: mixed-use, multifamily buildings designed to include more than 550 rental apartment homes and approximately 14,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail.


Town Center Building 6, Southeast Perspective. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

Town Center Building 10, Southwest Perspective. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

Neighborhood Charm in a Convenient Location

The 57-acre MetroWest development is situated directly south of the Vienna-Fairfax Metro Station, adjacent to Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is accessible from Nutley Road to the east and Lee Highway south of the site. The future town center is located on the 10 acres closest to the Metro Station, bordered by Saintsbury Drive to the north, Bleeker Street to the east, Sprague Avenue to the south, and The Providence Fairfax to the west. When complete, MetroWest may include up to 2,248 residences, 100,000 square feet of retail, and 300,000 square feet of office, institutional, and government uses - all quintessential elements for neighborhoods of enduring value.

MetroWest District Map. Image is preliminary and subject to change.

  • Town Center Momentum Continues

    In addition to working through the Site Plan review and approval process with the County for mixed use Buildings 6 and 10, we have submitted a Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA) request to enable the development of mixed use Building 7. This amendment would be consistent with the phasing adjustments approved by the County on January 25, 2022 in the PCA application filed by the owners of the adjacent property containing Buildings 14-18.

    As shown by the Site Plan submission for Buildings 6 and 10 and shared with the community in a public meeting hosted by the County in September 2021, we are proceeding with development plans to deliver on the mixed-use vision of the Urban Core Area. The mixed-use residential buildings with ground floor retail are consistent with the plan originally envisioned. We are excited to deliver neighborhood-serving retail, building out open space amenities and removing obstacles to development progress. The single issue PCA addresses those goals by accelerating the delivery of the town center vision.

    The PCA does not change the requirement for office, alter the retail requirements or change the open space plans. It simply enables the build out of the town center area with its retail and permanent open space to happen faster (but consistent with the uses, density and other proffer requirements).

    Please stay tuned for updates on the PCA process via our website and the County’s publicly available information.

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  • Metro Path Lights

    Good news! After hearing from various neighbors that the solar lights along the walking path to the Metro from Sprague Avenue to Saintsbury Drive have not been functioning properly, we investigated a couple of options for repair. Our landscape maintenance crew inspected the lights and cleaned the solar panels and photocell sensors. Since this was not an adequate remedy, we reached out to the manufacturer for further guidance. They recommended that we replace the batteries and upgrade the software.

    The replacement batteries finally arrived this week and will be installed as soon as possible next week. We hope these efforts will resolve the issue. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Community Update Meeting Recap

    Thanks to everyone who joined the webinar on September 27 and a special thanks to Supervisor Palchik and County Staff for hosting! We were impressed to see 130+ attendees and appreciate all of the thoughtful questions as we get closer to the planned groundbreaking in 2022.

    As mentioned in the meeting, the County is currently reviewing the site plan application for Buildings 6 and 10, which are the mixed-use multifamily buildings on the southwest and southeast parcels of the Town Center. We continue to make progress on the building architectural plans as well as ideas for interim park programming. Additionally, we have submitted a parking reduction request for review and approval by Fairfax County. This reduction from the parking ratios approved in 2006 (which far exceed current metro-adjacent ratios in the County) will only apply to the residential apartments in the Town Center. Residents of these apartments will be required to park in the dedicated structured garages for each multifamily building. Parking ratios for the ground-floor retail in each of the apartment buildings will match the current transit-station area (TSA) ratios in effect across Fairfax County. Appropriate parking ratios are one of the many aspects that will help the Town Center become a well-designed, transit-oriented development with a significant emphasis on the pedestrian experience.

    https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/providence/metrowest-development

  • Interim Park To Be Constructed with Phase I of Town Center

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    Following submission of the site plan application in early August 2021, CRC is excited to share more information regarding a special component of the first phase of development of the Town Center. In conjunction with delivery of the first mixed-use multifamily building, which will include approximately 280 units and 7,000 SF of neighborhood-serving retail, an interim park will be constructed on a portion of the site across Saintsbury Drive from the WMATA South Parking Garage.

    The interim park is envisioned to be open to the public and maintained by CRC. Check out the conceptual sketch below for a preview of the types of programming that could be included in the park. We look forward to providing the existing neighborhood and visitors with a new outdoor area to relax, walk their dogs, fly kites, and more! Additional information on the final park design will be released as it is available.



  • Welcome to MetroWestTogether.com!

    This new community engagement platform will be the official information hub for everything related to the future town center at MetroWest. As a locally-based company, we are dedicated to fostering meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders throughout the development process. This site is designed to complement our traditional means of outreach because we want the future town center to be a valuable addition to the existing community.

    We look forward to hearing from the people who already live nearby as well as the people who will live, work, and visit these new spaces. If our new project excites you too, we encourage you to register to receive automatic updates. Here's to creating an inspiring community development together!

Page last updated: 21 Feb 2022, 07:30 AM