Subdivision Planned for Historic Land in Fort Hunt
The 11-home subdivision is planned for historic land on Sherwood Hall Lane.
An subdivision consisting of 11 homes is in the works for a historic plot of land on Sherwood Hall Lane.
The subdivision, called Little Hollin Hall, will be located at 1901 Sherwood Hall Lane. The land is privately owned and it is a by-right development, which does not require a public hearing.
William H. Gordon Associates has filed a preliminary subdivision plan with Fairfax County Department of Parks and Environmental Service on Jan. 2. According to Project Manager Scott Peterson, the preliminary subdivision plan preserves the historic house and cottage, as well as a number of large trees on the property.
George Mason III built a home on the land in 1721; the home was eventually called "The Spinning House," which then became an outbuilding for another structure later on that first used the name "Hollin Hall." "The Spinning House" was destroyed by a fire in 1793. It was later added onto and was named “Little Hollin Hall.”
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland said he has been contacted by residents concerned about preserving the historic site. Hyland said that an archaeological survey of historic sites is usually performed before construction commences on historic land.
“It’s up to the landowners whether they want to go through and require an archaeological survey of the site before the developers begin construction,” Hyland explained.
The subdivision plan for the project may be seen at the Site and Addressing Center, located at 12055 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.