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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Enthusiastic Supervisors Approve Dulles World, Leesburg Today, March 16, 2011

By Erika Jacobson Moore

"It what could be seen as the first implementation of the new plan for the Rt. 28 corridor, seven members of the Board of Supervisors lent their support to the Dulles World project, which is designed as a high-density, mixed-use development along Rt. 28 near the Dulles Toll Road and the Fairfax County border. The project, and its developer, received high praise from supervisors for the amenities it had agreed to and its willingness to work with the county staff over the past year and a half. . . .

"With Dulles World originally proposed as a mixed-use development that would include up to 1,495 multi-family units, slightly more than 3.9 million square feet of office, commercial and retail uses and up to 130,245 square feet of civic uses, the developer agreed to reduce the number of multi-family units to 1,265, while leaving 12 percent of them as units that would meet the county's needs-those units for residents living with incomes up to 70 percent of the Area Median Income.

Dulles World will have a 1.48 floor-area ratio when both the residential and the non-residential development are considered, which is .48 above the current density allowance, but still below what supervisors approved for the area Monday night under new policies contained in the Rt. 28 Comprehensive Plan amendment. Supervisors have said that the property's proximity to the planned rail line makes it the best area for the higher density development design. . . ."



And the "money quote":  {Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles)} said. "I hear people talk about Reston Town Center as a comparison a lot. This isn't Reston Town Center. It's better than Reston Town Center. This is the place that people are going to want to be like in the future."

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