Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a community meeting next week to discuss a "pending solicitation for the potential redevelopment" of
The meeting, on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the will also be attended by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development and the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization.
Crescent is owned by Fairfax County and was acquired in 2006 as part of the goal of adding additional affordable housing units in the area.
The 16-acre, 180-unit development, built in 1963, was part of the nearly $2.3 billion real estate portfolio placed on the market in 2005 by the Mark Winkler Company.
Kerrie Wilson, CEO of Reston Interfaith, and Amanda Andere, executive driector of FACETS, both say they are glad the county is discussion options with the community first.
"You want to have affordable housing as part of the mix," Wilson said. "With Metro coming, you need a lot of options. Having conversations now with focus on the best options."
The county says it will seek redevelopment proposals that will:
- Create a high quality development that compliments 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 Fairfax Department of Housing and Community Development said the County will be releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit a developer to redevelop the Crescent property.
This 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 Lake Anne Fellowship House, 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."
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There have been several Plaza, and a proposal to redevelop nearby It is scheduled to go before the Board of Supervisors Feb. 28, but has been