The Dunn Loring Merrifield Metro area is seeing a massive redevelopment these days. From being a patchwork of new developments (Halstead at the Metro, Wilton House, Westbriar etc) and old light commercial businesses (Remington Mulch, Car repair shops, towing companies etc) it is now turning into a viable and walkable town center destination of its own.
The 15.4 acrea area adjacent to the entry of the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station (at the intersection of Gallows Road and I-66) has been a low density property since the station was built consisting of at-level parking and bus stops. The residents in the area has traded the lack of any shopping around the metro for the convenience of easy access to the station.
– 628 Residential units (likely rentals due to the soft real estate market)
– 125,000 square feet for retail to include a new Harris Teeter supermarket.
– The current at-level 1,355 parking spots will be moved to parking garages. The garages will hold about 2,000 spaces total. There will also be about 37 kiss & ride parking spaces and increased accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The new development will be a great use of the current underutilized space and will also help give the area close to the metro a face lift. Together with the Mosaic district and Halstead Square down the street things are really starting to get exciting for the area!