Waterside Developers Seek More Homes

Although construction has yet to begin on the 335-acre Waterside development along Rt. 28, the developers are seeking to add another 305 apartments to their plan. The project already has approvals for 2,595 residential units and 3.8 million square feet of commercial space.

The proposal would add 305 apartments over first-floor commercial space in mixed-use buildings. The property is between Rt. 28 and the Fairfax County line, just under two miles from the planned Dulles Airport Metro stop and inside the Metro Service Tax District as well as the Rt. 28 Tax District.

The ultimate plan for the site would see the Chantilly Crushed Stone quarry filled in with water after its last contract—with the last leg of Silver Line construction—is up. The property would then start converting to a waterfront mixed-use development with 2,200 multi-family residential units, 395 age-restricted units, and 3.8 million square feet of non-residential space, along with an automotive service station, a fire and rescue station, and two schools.

County planners oppose the application, arguing Chantilly Crushed Stone has not demonstrated how the additional residential units were needed for the success of the development, and that the county would bear more long-term costs in supporting the additional residents.

Several supervisors were skeptical of the application, including its timing.

Because of an error in the public notice of the board’s public hearing, the project will face a second public hearing May 9. It will also go to the Board of Supervisors’ Transportation and Land Use Committee for further review.


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