Tysons West, a mixed-use development to include 1.7 million square feet of housing, office and retail space has been officially approved by Fairfax officials.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved plans for the development this week. The project, by Maryland-based developer the JBG Cos., will add on to the newly opened 24-Hour Fitness and urban-style Walmart.
The development will be walking distance to the Tysons Spring Hill Metro Station.
“This redevelopment project not only adds a great deal of new housing units to the area, but also provides for much needed transportation improvements and a variety of community amenities.” Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova said in a statement.
Tysons West will be constructed in phases, with a six-story, 400-unit apartment complex built first. Two 20-story residential and office buildings at Leesburg Pike and Westwood Center drive will come next, according to Fairfax County.
JBG has agreed to some concessions to Fairfax County as well. Twenty percent of the units will be classified as affordable housing, and the development will include 1.6 acres of park space that features an off-leash dog park, according to a news release.
JBG is also giving the county $50,000 for trails or other improvements at Old Courthouse Spring Branch Stream Valley Park.
The developer is also providing 3,500 square feet in one of its high-rise buildings for a public arts agency for up to 30 years, and it will pay $350,000 to help create a county Master Plan for the Arts.
It’s all part of a master plan to transform Tysons Corner into Fairfax County’s walkable downtown by 2050.
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