Re: New Building on 28 & 29?
Date: January 23, 2008 04:31PM
With site plan design, submission to the County, review and approvals, building permits, etc., usually buildings like this take abotu 2 1/2 years from conception to be finished (some longer).
You only need to look at Fairfax City's plethora of "ritzy" restaurants, Il Lupo, Bellisimo now for sale, Rain is not doing well, the French restaurant sold, Rioux 123 taking over the B&B, and the list goes on and on. I can't believe the County woudl seriously let this go in underparked. It does not meet parking standards in the Zoning Ordinance. Not smart to have drunks play frogger walking across the road to IHOP.
Seriously, the porn shop should just move in if Walgreens ever happens. Total lack of vision on the planning commission/County planning to let the "historic district" just be overtaken by a bunch of architecturally wrong structures on pad sites without massive consolidation. I have a general concern with a lack of substantial landscaping to act as a buffer on newly developed sites also. The new complex near Stone next to Goodyear barely has a few twigs planted in the ground, whereas it should be fronting the street and should have massive landscaping buffers. it's about time to bring the codes out of the 70's and 80's Fairfax.
All in all, I suppose it blends in with the $700,000 tract housing at Pickwick and 29. That's about the worst housing project I have ever seen.