Public Hearing Scheduled for Huntington Conservation Plan
Building heights on the agenda; hearing will be Thursday.
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is holding a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday on a proposed amendment to the Huntington Conservation Plan.
The hearing will take place in the FCRHA Board Room of One University Plaza, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax.
The proposed plan amendment is requested to bring its standards for the Huntington community land parcel, bounded by Huntington Avenue, Biscayne Drive, Glendale Terrace and Blaine Drive, into conformance with the zoning and planning requirements contained in the current Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan.
Proposed changes include:
- The area bounded by Huntington Avenue, Biscayne Drive, Glendale Terrace and Blaine Drive is planned for transit oriented mixed use, incorporating approximately 75 percent residential, 20 percent office, and 5 percent retail uses with a significant portion of workforce housing.
- Building heights adjacent to Huntington Avenue closest to the Metro station should not exceed 120 feet, transitioning to lower building heights toward Glendale Terrace.
- High rise residential and office buildings along Huntington Avenue should incorporate street-level community retail uses and a pedestrian-friendly streetscape with convenient sidewalk access to the Metro station.
- Buildings along Glendale Terrace limited in height to 40 feet or less should be used as a transition to the adjacent neighborhood. Development along Glendale Terrace should be compatible in scale and architectural treatments to the surrounding residential neighborhood, incorporating sidewalk connections to the Metro and a pedestrian friendly streetscape.
The current Huntington Conservation Plan, as revised in 2001, is available at here. The proposed revisions can be found here. Hard copies of the existing plan and proposed revisions are also available at the Sherwood Hall Regional Library.
For additional information, contact Robert Fields in the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5277, or TTY (703-385-3578).
Persons desiring to speak at the public hearing should call 703-246-5170. Written comments may be submitted to the FCRHA, in care of Robert Fields, DHCD, and 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 or at the public hearing.