Nonprofit eyes Tysons parking whole lot for affordable housing

A nonprofit is wanting to make economical housing in Tysons by the Spring Hill Metro station (via KGD Architecture/Fairfax County)

The nonprofit Arlington Partnership for Reasonably priced Housing is looking to produce a two-acre parking whole lot into the initial entirely inexpensive housing venture in Tysons.

The task would construct a six to 9-tale setting up with 125-175 models on the north facet of Spring Hill Street, according to a July 2 letter for a rezoning software that is now below evaluate by Fairfax County planners.

“APAH is psyched for the unique option of supplying a completely reasonably priced developing in just the heart of Tysons,” Scott Adams, a McGuireWoods land-use attorney symbolizing APAH, wrote in the letter. “This essential project…will provide as a benchmark for the critical objective of offering new very affordable housing selections near to employment and transit.”

The proposed household constructing would have 34 3-bed room models, 109 two-bed room models, and 32 a person-bed room models available to persons and people with up to 30% to 60% of the region median income amount.

The chosen parcel is adjacent to a joint Land Rover/Jaguar car dealership and about a six-minute stroll from the Spring Hill Metro station.

The web site of Arlington Partnership for Reasonably priced Housing’s proposed project at 1592 Spring Hill Road in Tysons (through Fairfax County)

According to the Washington Small business Journal, which initially documented the tale, Fairfax County could participate in a essential part in the offer by purchasing the property — very likely as a result of its redevelopment and housing authority — and leasing it to APAH.

The home belongs to Tysons-centered Capital Automotive True Estate Products and services (recognised as Autos), which is owned by the actual estate company Brookfield Assets Partners. Fairfax County has assessed the parcel at $8.5 million each and every year given that 2015.

The application supplies submitted to the county include things like an affidavit signed by Vehicles, signaling that it is allowing APAH to proceed with its challenge.

Autos beforehand acquired zoning waivers and modifications from the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in 2017 for combined-use growth of the site. APAH is searching for to use people approvals with its software and not demand additional zoning waivers.

Nonetheless, the software calls for decreasing the minimal parking need of 175 spaces to 105 spaces. Which is due to the fact the venture, which would contain a parking garage, is within a quarter-mile of the Metro station, and the lower selection would guidance the envisioned parking requirements based on the nonprofit’s working experience with equivalent tasks, Adams wrote.

The growth would be element of the Planned Tysons Corner Urban District that the Board of Supervisors recognized in 2010 to transform the space from a suburban workplace park and action centre to a mixed-use neighborhood geared towards pedestrians, bicycles, and transit.

The application suggests the project matches with a necessity there that a growth contributes to urban parks, reduces automobile outings involving a sole driver, and addresses other city revitalization variables.