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Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Fegelein ()
Date: June 01, 2011 01:18PM

Does anyone know what they're doing there? I haven't seen any signs there indicating what they're doing either. Thanks.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: obligatory ()
Date: June 01, 2011 01:23PM

I heard on the police scanner it was the return of Pam E Kay Donuts from Fairfax City back in the day, with a complete donut factory and store.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Fegelein ()
Date: June 01, 2011 01:26PM

obligatory Wrote:
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> I heard on the police scanner it was the return of
> Pam E Kay Donuts from Fairfax City back in the
> day, with a complete donut factory and store.

Source it, bitch!

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: obligatory ()
Date: June 01, 2011 01:28PM

Source THIS, PegSoLean!

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: June 01, 2011 02:17PM

Which corner? North or south of the tracks?


Also, I remember going to that donut store... yummm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2011 02:17PM by snowdenscold.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: June 01, 2011 02:26PM

I remember that donut place too. My mom used to buy us donuts from there on Sundays sometimes. Mmmmmm.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: simmerdown ()
Date: June 01, 2011 06:58PM


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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 01, 2011 08:09PM

I cannot believe y'all actually fell for that "Pam E Kay" crap - he said he heard it on THE POLICE SCANNER, yo.

C'mon now......use the grey matter, folks :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2011 08:09PM by Gordon Blvd.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: June 01, 2011 08:31PM

My reminiscing about the donut shop and asking for clarification on the location were unrelated, lol.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Fegelein ()
Date: June 01, 2011 08:31PM

Found out from the Braddock District office that there will be 5-6 houses going up there. Fail.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 01, 2011 08:33PM

@snowden - no worries :)
@Fegelein - just what we need in the middle of Burke - more McMansions :(

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: June 01, 2011 10:30PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> I cannot believe y'all actually fell for that "Pam
> E Kay" crap - he said he heard it on THE POLICE
> SCANNER, yo.
>
> C'mon now......use the grey matter, folks :)


They were delicious what can I say?!?

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 01, 2011 11:12PM

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............Brains!

you can tell which Zombie I am.
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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Fegelein ()
Date: June 03, 2011 01:58PM

And honestly, who would want to live next to a busy intersection, an overpass and train tracks? I hope those houses don't sell and falter.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: building inspector ()
Date: June 04, 2011 06:40PM

nope....don't know

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: why me ()
Date: June 04, 2011 06:56PM

I walked past that intersection not too long ago after dropping my car off at KCs. The volume of traffic noise was pretty high. I cannot imagine that is going to be a nice place to live.

BTW, does anyone know what was located there before? I walked through that property a few years ago and there was an old shed with some type of machine in it. The machine had been stripped down and I could not tell what it was. There were also a lot of shrubs in plastic containers (like what you would see at a nursery) that had obviously been there for years. I also noticed that there is a lot of broken up concrete that they dug up during construction, but when I checked the old aerial photos I could not see any obvious signs of buildings.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Fegelein ()
Date: June 07, 2011 05:10AM

why me Wrote:
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> BTW, does anyone know what was located there
> before? I walked through that property a few
> years ago and there was an old shed with some type
> of machine in it. The machine had been stripped
> down and I could not tell what it was. There were
> also a lot of shrubs in plastic containers (like
> what you would see at a nursery) that had
> obviously been there for years. I also noticed
> that there is a lot of broken up concrete that
> they dug up during construction, but when I
> checked the old aerial photos I could not see any
> obvious signs of buildings.

I know that on the other side, there used to be a mulch dump. But I can find out what was in that area where they're building the houses for ya.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: MattLakepointe ()
Date: July 07, 2011 12:11PM

just found out on another site (take it or leave it) that 6 houses are going up there.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: OkayThatsEnough ()
Date: July 07, 2011 01:52PM

Has anyone else noticed that questions get asked on FFU, and are then answered via a link to Patch? I'm all for free enterprise, but this is a bit much.

Patch is owned by AOL, which is a good direction for AOL. But an interesting direction in the conversation about the future of newspapers in America.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Fegelein ()
Date: July 11, 2011 02:56PM

So far, the site only has a street. Nothing else.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: July 11, 2011 04:13PM

@Okay - it's cause the Patch gives more local detail - dont blame them for being on top of their game..........

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: JoJo Simpson ()
Date: April 27, 2013 06:33PM

Still nothing there.

Anyone know the current status of the site?

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Poo Poo and Pee Pee ()
Date: May 18, 2014 07:37AM

Still can't believe they zoned that area for two houses. Who in their right mind would like to live there?!

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Inquisitive One ()
Date: May 19, 2014 01:56AM

No, no, no, believe it or not it will eventually be five!

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: yep ()
Date: May 19, 2014 09:33AM

Yep. Definitely looks like there will eventually be 5 houses there...

The two they have built are actually pretty ugly. The location is horrible. The traffic there is horrendous. I can't wait to see how much they put them on the market for.
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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: CUE ()
Date: May 19, 2014 09:39AM

yep Wrote:
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> Yep. Definitely looks like there will eventually
> be 5 houses there...
>
> The two they have built are actually pretty ugly.
> The location is horrible. The traffic there is
> horrendous. I can't wait to see how much they put
> them on the market for.

Indians will buy them.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Call center ()
Date: May 19, 2014 09:42AM

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Five ()
Date: May 19, 2014 10:36AM

The county website says 5 homes for this development as well (see the "Simpson" paragraph) http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/braddock/newsletter/january2011/landuse.htm

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Ghzjjff ()
Date: July 05, 2014 05:15PM

Yup, Indians. Then they will default and short sale it back to their company in India. I've seen it done by these Indians.
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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: July 05, 2014 11:27PM

Thats the area before what is there now
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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: July 05, 2014 11:30PM

more this is when they where building the Intersection. 1980-1983 time frame
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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: waste of space ()
Date: July 05, 2014 11:56PM

They are the ugliest houses I have ever seen in this area. The shingles, roofs, windows, colors...No one has moved in yet, and they already look haunted.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Poo Poo and Pee Pee ()
Date: July 06, 2014 04:37PM

Where did that zoning map and the old Burke pics come from? Anyone know?

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: m6cbe ()
Date: July 06, 2014 05:38PM

Poo Poo and Pee Pee Wrote:
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> Where did that zoning map and the old Burke pics
> come from? Anyone know?

Zoning map is from the county tax site.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: July 07, 2014 12:42AM

I posted the pics, That was the construction of Burke and Burke Lake Rd in the early 80's Before that the roads ran and crossed the tracks, The Burke Lake Road crossing is still there, the Burke Rd crossing is gone less the footprint if you know what your looking for. If you look at the area today you will see the Propane Tank for the Train Tracks, but the tree line in the first pic is the break between the LBCA Property and where the houses are built now. I took the first two, The Old train would run in the Fall and Weekends. My Mother took the rest as the construction happened.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: KKKrusty KKKRab ()
Date: July 07, 2014 12:05PM

Aren't the construction pics supposted to be from 1986-1987? Because the new alignment opened in 1988, dude.

Also, I think construction projects took forever back in the day, so what?

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: July 07, 2014 02:05PM

it may have been then, I am slowly loosing my mind. LOL I did have my 85 F150 so yeah 86/87 would be right. I got stuck driving down the road before it was paved. I posted the pics because on the other thread someone asked what was there before. This is the best I could come up with before the road bed was raised 25 feet. I have 1 more but its lost in my somewhat 80,000 pictures that are either Digital or scanned from prints, the construction was scanned from slides my mother had that I found when she passed away a few years ago.. Road construction still takes forever, just look at 95 and the hot lanes. When they did the first alignment it was only 1 lane each way, took a few years to add the second lane, unless I am mistaken.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: x4NyD ()
Date: July 08, 2014 03:02PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @snowden - no worries :)
> @Fegelein - just what we need in the middle of
> Burke - more McMansions :(

likely being built by illegals (or green cards, but given bull o va is in charge of these: illegals)

and are probably FOR foreigners and illegals - most will be populated by foreigners who got the money from USA taxes

screw that to hell. do not come to my door asking for a dime while i'm being extorted and stalked and foreigners are living it up in my home town

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: questioning ()
Date: July 08, 2014 03:46PM

There is also some recent construction further down Burke Road around Burke Nursery.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Poo Poo and Pee Pee ()
Date: August 05, 2014 01:37AM

questioning Wrote:
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> There is also some recent construction further
> down Burke Road around Burke Nursery.

What did they build there?

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Poo Poo and Pee Pee ()
Date: September 04, 2015 09:17PM

three houses, and still no occupants.

Failed real estate.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Biker in the Area ()
Date: September 05, 2015 08:45PM

I thought there was at least one of the houses occupied a few months back. We see kids playing in the yard.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Talking out of your ass ()
Date: September 05, 2015 10:16PM

Poo Poo and Pee Pee Wrote:
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> three houses, and still no occupants.
>
> Failed real estate.

Failed post. One sold in March for 865,000.
Other 2 are still for sale. Bit overpriced for the crappy location.
It's called the crossings of lake Braddock.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: dmfyd ()
Date: September 06, 2015 02:02PM

Talking out of your ass Wrote:
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> Poo Poo and Pee Pee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > three houses, and still no occupants.
> >
> > Failed real estate.
>
> Failed post. One sold in March for 865,000.
> Other 2 are still for sale. Bit overpriced for the
> crappy location.
> It's called the crossings of lake Braddock.

Actually, two have sold. The second one sold in May for $925,000.

If I recall correctly, the original asking price was close to a million in July of 2014. So it took them 8 months and 10 months to sell those first two.

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Re: Construction at the corner of Burke Road and Burke Lake Road
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: September 20, 2015 08:52PM

dmfyd Wrote:
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> Talking out of your ass Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Poo Poo and Pee Pee Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > three houses, and still no occupants.
> > >
> > > Failed real estate.
> >
> > Failed post. One sold in March for 865,000.
> > Other 2 are still for sale. Bit overpriced for
> the
> > crappy location.
> > It's called the crossings of lake Braddock.
>
> Actually, two have sold. The second one sold in
> May for $925,000.
>
> If I recall correctly, the original asking price
> was close to a million in July of 2014. So it
> took them 8 months and 10 months to sell those
> first two.


That's insane. Why the developers and bank picked that spot to build homes. I always thought that light residential made more sense.

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