Lots of changes in store for Tysons West

The area around the Spring Hill Metro Station is in store for some big-time changes.

Late last month the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors signed off on the final two of five projects that are going to total more than 13.3 million square feet of development near Leesburg Pike and Spring Hill Road.

Here’s what’s coming:

Dominion Square East

The auto dealerships that sit on about 12 acres along Leesburg Pike will be replaced with:

  • Three office towers, each as tall as 25 stories. They’ll be connected by a public “sky park” on the second level.
  • A 25-story hotel with approximately 250 rooms.
  • Two apartment buildings with up to 600 units.
  • As much as 125,000 square feet of retail  space.

Dominion Square East will include 5.62 acres of park space, including an athletic field with synthetic turf. An adventure play area adjoins the field, with play equipment in a natural environment with berms and boulders for climbing.

The development also includes a .64-acre sky park, elevated 40 feet up from the street. This public green space includes a sand volleyball court, synthetic ice rink, bocce courts, lawn, game tables and movable furniture.

Sunburst

On the south side of Spring Hill Road the Quality Inn will be torn down to make way for three new buildings. The approved development plans for that 4.2 acres offer two options:

  • Three 26-story apartment buildings with up to 1,355 units plus retail stores on the ground floor or…
  • Two 26-story apartment buildings and one 19-story office building. Retail stores will have space in all three buildings.

The two developers,  CARS, LLC and Sunburst Hospitality, plan to dedicate 20 percent of their apartments to affordable and workforce housing.

Three other projects

  • Dominion Square West, a 1.7 million square foot project on a 7-plus acre site on the north side of Spring Hill Road.
  • Tysons West, further north on Route 7, will add 1.7 million square feet that includes up to 700 apartments, a 20-story office building and an urban Walmart that opened in 2013.
  • Spring Hill Station sits on the east side of Leesburg Pike. The 24-acre project will erect 15 new buildings with more than 5.9 million square feet in mixed use development.

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