Board of Supervisors Transfers Autumn Willow site to the FCRHA
At its meeting on July 16, 2019, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the conveyance of Board-owned property in the Springfield District to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). The property, approximately 11 acres located near the intersection of Stringfellow Road and Autumn Willow Drive, is expected to be redeveloped by the FCRHA for senior affordable housing. The FCRHA is evaluating the possibility of partnering with a private developer pursuant to the provisions of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) to construct up to 180 affordable senior housing units on the property. The creation of a new housing community for adults 62 years or older with low to moderate incomes anticipates a rezoning and a special exception. These applications would be reviewed at public hearings by both the Planning Commission and the Board. As part of the land use process, the public would be afforded several opportunities to comment on the design of the project and its possible impacts on the surrounding communities. Initial public outreach efforts are expected to begin as soon as the PPEA selection process is completed. Should the FCRHA decide not to move forward with an affordable senior housing community at Autumn Willow, the site will be transferred back to the Board of Supervisors.