County officials will discuss the future of Crescent Apartments at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Reston Community Center Lake Anne.
In February, Fairfax County released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit a developer to redevelop the Crescent property. At Monday's meeting, county staff will be presenting a big-picture overview of the procurement process, timeline for the process and the established evaluation criteria that will be used when reviewing the proposals.
Crescent is a 40-year-old, 16-acre, 181-unit development across the street from Lake Anne Plaza.
The county guidelines to those submitting a proposal:
- Create a high quality development that complements the existing Lake Anne Community
- Ensure diverse housing options exist in Lake Anne including workforce, senior and affordable housing
- Enhance pedestrian, and bicycle connections throughout the Lake Anne area
- Increase the viability of the Lake Anne Village Center by adding new residents
The redevelopment of the complex, which was acquired by the county in 2006 as part of an effort to add affordable housing units, is part of ongoing discussions for the redevelopment near Lake Anne. The county spent significant resources from 2006-2009 studying options for the Lake Anne area, including Crescent.
The county's comprehensive plan (2008) recommended consolidating all areas, including the Crescent and Washington Plaza, as one area.
"Consolidation of these parcels would allow for redevelopment to occur in a well-designed, integrated and efficient manner," the report reads. "Pedestrian access through and among parcels could be more easily designed, roads could be more readily realigned to improve their safety, functionality and visibility to Washington Plaza, and below-grade parking could more readily be accommodated in strategic locations."
In April, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved developer JBG's proposal to redevelop Fairway Apartments, another aging garden apartment development near Lake Anne.
JBG has the go-ahead to turn the 346 Fairway units into 805 units, including 12 percent dedicated to workforce housing. To read more details, click here.
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