|Main entrance at the Dunn Loring Metro|
There is a lot going on throughout the Gallows Road Corridor but nowhere is it more evident than right at the metro station itself.
Avenir Place and JBGR are in the midst of the 2nd and final phase of their project that at full build out will include 125,000sf of retail, 628 apartments, a new metro entrance, an expanded parking garage for up to 3,000 spaces and new bus bays. Its hard to believe that as early as August of 2013 this area was merely a gigantic surface parking lot.
Some retailers have already signed on to the project including Harris Teeter who will serve as an anchor tenant and will occupy approximately 50,000sf. Other retailers include the rapidly expanding SmashBurger as well as Moby Dicks House of Kabob. JBGR has a few other retailers identified on their promotional brochure but none are confirmed as of now.
What is very interesting about this project is that much of the retail components will actually be built into the parking garage itself. This will allow for entrances at both the street level and from inside the garage itself.
|Retail built into the parking garage|
This is the kind of development that embraces a pedestrian friendly environment that reuses and maximizes the potential of the land. Hopefully this the type of development that will be adopted by more areas in Fairfax County especially as our county continues to urbanize.
The project has an expected completion date of sometime in early 2015. Below are additional photos and a link to a promotional brochure provided by JBG.
JBG Dunn Loring Metro Renderings
|Retail bays currently under construction|
|A new street grid that runs through the new development.|
|New bike racks|
|The last of the structural elements being added|
|View of the kiss & ride lot upon exiting the metro station|