After being reviewed by the county for quite a while, the draft of the rezoning application for the 9.4 acre property at the corner of Scotts Crossing and Rt 123 (Dolley Madison Blvd) has finally been released. The development is adjacent to the new metro station and to the Gates of McLean.
As was hinted in the earlier rezoning plans across the street, the developer (Cityline Partners) has applied for a change in density from the current low office building (vacant for years – used for various fire and tactical police training at times) to a high density commerical development.
Two options have been proposed:
1) Two office buildings at 15-16 stories each intended for a government agency. Some possibility for a little bit of incidental retail.
2) Five office buildings at 15-19 stories tall (tallest at 273 ft.) Three of them would be office buildings and two residential. Some retail also for this option.
This development will impact the adjacent Gates of McLean some as it will change the view for the units with a southern exposure. Those units have been premium units up to this point as they mostly face away from the traffic at I495 and the toll road connector. However, with the new raised metro, the new buildings may act as a buffer for some of the potential metro rail noise.
There are no scheduled hearing dates.