Monday, Apr 06, 2015

Unanimous Approval to Redevelop County-owned Lewinsville Senior Center

Concept Drawing
Source: Wesley Housing Development Corporation

On March 3, 2015, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a special exception amendment and comprehensive development agreement with Wesley Hamel Lewinsville LLC (“Wesley Housing”) for the redevelopment of the County-owned Lewinsville Senior Center. Shareholder Evan Pritchard represented Wesley Housing in securing the approvals, which will allow for the construction of a new independent living facility and County facilities on the site.

The site is currently home to the Lewinsville Center, which includes 22 units of affordable senior independent housing operated by Fairfax County as well as a senior center, an adult day care center, and two privately operated child care centers, all housed in a former elementary school building. With the approvals, the existing Lewinsville Center will be replaced with a new, LEED Silver County building that will house the senior center and both the adult and child day care centers. In addition, a second, EarthCraft Multi-Family certified building will be constructed that will include a total of 82 units of affordable senior independent housing. The project will also feature a multi-use trail along Great Falls Street, a new playground, an athletic field, and innovative storm water management facilities.