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This is a new development proposal for a mixed-used project at the southwest corner of Broad and Washington Streets. The development applications include Special Exception (SE) application to allow residential uses within a mixed-use project and height bonus. Improvements to existing George Mason Square and 150 S. Washington office buildings are also proposed as part of the overall project.
Project Status and Process
The application was filed on February 11, 2021, and is currently under City's review. Development proposals of this scale must go through several stages of staff review and receive several reviews and approvals by boards, commissions and city organizations before they are considered for approval by the City Council. A tentative project schedule with upcoming meeting dates is provided below.
On December 13, 2021, the City Council referred the application to Boards and Commissions for review and recommendation to City Council. Boards and Commission review and public meetings will be held in the next several months. For meetings dates and agenda, please visit the calendar or the respective board/commission webpages and contact their Staff Liaison.
About the Proposed Development
One City Center is a new mixed-use development project proposed by Atlantic Realty Companies. As proposed the project would include the following key elements:
The property comprises 4.63 acres located in the block bounded by West Broad Street, South Washington Street, South Maple Avenue and West Annandale Road. The site is zoned B-2, General Business and planned for mixed-use on the Future Land Use Map.
NOTICE: Until further notice, public meetings will be held pursuant to and in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Section 2.2-3708.2 and state and local legislation adopted to allow for continued government operation during the COVID-19 declared emergency. All participating members of the applicable public body will be present at meetings through electronic means; and all members of the public are welcome to view the meeting at meeting specific links provided on the boards and commission pages - links provided below. Please visit the boards and commission pages for meeting time and virtual meeting links. The following schedule will be updated as meetings are scheduled and confirmed:
|Meeting Date/ Time||Location||Meeting|
|April 5, 2021||Virtual||City Council Work Session|
|April 21, 2021||Virtual||Planning Commission Work Session|
|September 27, 2021||Virtual||City Council Work Session|
|September 29, 2021||On-site||Developer Hosted Walking Tour|
|September 30, 2021||Virtual||Developer Hosted Town Hall|
|October 12, 2021||Virtual||City Council Work Session|
|October 25, 2021||Virtual||City Council Public Hearing for Board and Commission referral (Action Deferred)|
|November 15, 2021||Council Chambers||City Council Work Session|
|December 13, 2021||Council Chambers||City Council Public Hearing|
|January 5, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Planning Commission Work Session|
|January 6, 2022 8:00 AM||Virtual||Chamber of Commerce|
|January 12, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||CACT Meeting|
|January 19, 2022 7:00 PM||Virtual||Library Board of Trustees|
|January 19, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Urban Forestry Commission|
|January 20, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Environmental Sustainability Council |
|February 1, 2022 7:00 PM||Virtual||Economic Development Authority|
|February 2, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Recreation and Parks Advisory Board|
|February 8, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS)|
|February 8, 2022 6:30 PM||Virtual||Housing Commission |
|February 9, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Architectural Advisory Board|
|February 16, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Planning Commission work session|
|February 17, 2022 9:30 AM||Virtual||Arts and Humanities Council |
|February 17, 2022 6:30 PM||Virtual||Human Services Advisory Council |
|February 24, 2022 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM||Virtual||Historical Commission and Historic Architectural Review Board|
|March 2, 2022 7:30 PM||Virtual||Planning Commission Public Hearing|
|April 18, 2022 7:30 PM||Council Chambers||City Council Work Session|
Public Input, Questions, & Comments
First Submission (Received February 11, 2021)