County supervisors have unanimously supported changes to development plans at The Hub, formerly Dulles World Center, near the future Innovation Station Metrorail stop in Fairfax.
The revised plan allows more flexibility in building residential and commercial space and reorganizes phased development. Rather than being required to build commercial space before residential, the developer can now build the two concurrently, with ground-floor commercial space integrated in every residential building.
Supervisors enthusiastically supported the change, which does not add any residential units to the Hub’s planned 1,265 residences at full build out.
The Hub also falls in three tax districts: The Rt. 606 Airport Station Service District, the Metrorail Service District, and the Rt. 28 Tax District.
“People always tell us, you need to have infrastructure come before the development,” said Supervisor Ron A. Meyer Jr. (R-Broad Run), whose district encompasses the development. “Twenty-two million dollars of infrastructure before ground is being broken on a single residential unit.”
The developer is credited with building Innovation Avenue as it stands today. Meyer also said he believes “the Hub will be a trendsetter.”
“I envision this, literally, for us to be look over at something like Reston Town Center and say, ‘yeah right, Reston Town Center—we have The Hub,” said Supervisor Suzanne M. Volpe (R-Algonkian).