On February 14, 2017, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a rezoning and proffered condition amendment that will transform 34.88 acres of vacant land, commonly known as North Hill, into a vibrant, mixed-income residential community located in the heart of the Richmond Highway Corridor. The approval represents the culmination of a partnership between CHPPENN I, LLC, and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which acquired the property in 1981 with Community Development Block Grant funds. This public-private partnership will result in the development of a community comprised of 279 affordable and workforce multifamily dwelling units, including affordable age-restricted units available to seniors, and 175 market rate townhomes. In addition, approximately 12 acres of the property will be dedicated to the Fairfax County Park Authority for use as a public park. The project will include streetscape and frontage improvements to enhance the appearance of Richmond Highway, and a public plaza with landscaping and recreational amenities that will be a gateway into the community.
CHPPENN I, represented by attorneys Lynne Strobel and Bob Brant, worked closely with the community and Fairfax County staff throughout the application process to ensure the proposed development will be consistent with the long-term vision for Richmond Highway. The North Hill development will serve as a catalyst for future redevelopment along the rapidly revitalizing Richmond Highway Corridor.