One City Center

Special Exception Application

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. The proposal also includes Site Plan Amendment applications to facilitate the proposed improvements to the existing George Mason Square building and 150 S. Washington parcel 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 general schedule with upcoming meeting dates will be provided and updated as the project moves forward in the review process. 

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

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: 

  • Façade improvements to the existing George Mason Square office campus
  • Faç ade improvements to 150 South Washington Street
  • A new 10 story mixed-use building comprised of approximately 109,912 square feet of new commercial uses and 321,034 square feet of new residential uses with 246 rental apartments


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.

Upcoming Meetings

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:

Meeting Date/ Time Location Meeting 
April 5, 2021
7:30 PM 
Virtual City Council Work Session
April 21, 2021
7:30 PM 
Virtual Planning Commission Work Session 
September 27, 2021 7:30 PM Virtual City Council Work Session
September 29, 2021 3:00 PMOn-siteDeveloper Hosted Walking Tour
September 30, 2021 6:30 PMVirtualDeveloper Hosted Town Hall 
October 12, 2021 7:30 PM VirtualCity Council Work Session
October 25, 2021 7:30 PM VirtualCity Council Public Hearing for B+C referral 

Public Input, Questions, & Comments

City Staff

Developer's Representative

Application Materials

Second Submission (Received June 23, 2021)

First Submission (Received February 11, 2021)