Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

Novus Submits Rezoning Application to Develop Five-Acre Site at North Kings Highway

Location as shown on Google Maps
Source: Google Maps

On December 7, 2015, Novus Property Holdings, LLC, submitted a rezoning application for approximately five acres of property located on the east side of Richmond Highway, south of its intersection with North Kings Highway.

The site, generally referred to as part of King’s Crossing, is currently developed with four aging pad sites that have long been contemplated for redevelopment. Novus proposes a multifamily building of approximately 340 units that will complement existing retail directly north of the site, as well as recent development in the surrounding Penn Daw area in the Mount Vernon District. As a precursor to the rezoning application, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of an out-of-turn Comprehensive Plan amendment for the site that is under review. The proposed multifamily building will replace an aging, underutilized, auto-oriented strip development and provide a new residential option for those seeking housing on Richmond Highway.

Transit network improvements planned for the site will provide a sidewalk along Fairview Drive and a section of the foot trail along Richmond Highway in order to connect the area to the surrounding community. One-third of the property will be dedicated open space and the project proposes an underground storm water management system and bio-retention facility among other features.