No. This is a private development project. The property owner has brought forward this application for rezoning to allow this project.
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The Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing on March 23, 2023 where several members of the public spoke in favor of the development proposal. The Commission then held their Consideration & Action meeting on April 11, 2023 where the Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend approval of the proposal to the members of City Council. The next step is for City Council to hold their public hearing and first reading of the ordinance. This is another opportunity where any members of the public are invited to speak regarding the proposal. That meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2023.
370 multi-family units as a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom; and 5 live/work units with office focused uses permitted on the ground floor.
This proposal aligns with the City Council approved 2018 Land Use Plan which identifies this area as part of a Regional Activity Center. A Regional Activity Center is an area located along regional highways to ensure that more intense uses are separated from single-family residential areas. The Regional Activity Center calls for a variety of land uses such as office, retail/entertainment, hotels, and residential including multi-family residential.
The proposal includes a structured parking garage as well as some on-street parking.
The developer has completed a school impact analysis as part of their rezoning application which concluded that this development, due to the higher number of one-bedroom units, would yield approximately 23 students at full occupancy. This site is in the attendance boundaries of Highlands Elementary, Dulles Middle and Dulles High School.