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Fairfax County approves rezoning for new phases of Tysons West

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the rezoning and final development plan for the 16-acre Tysons West mixed-use project. It’s located one block from the new Silver Line Metrorail Spring Hill Station at 1500 Cornerside Blvd.

Phase I by developers JBG Rosenfeld Retail (JBGR) and the JBG Cos. has already been approved. The rezoning allows them to move ahead with Phase II and other future phases.

Phase II will include a 375-unit apartment building with up to 50,000 square feet of retail. Phase III will consist of two high-rise towers with about 300 residential units and 400,000 square feet of office and retail.

These will be additions to the first phase, which includes about 135,000 square feet of retail and 30,000 square feet of office.

A Walmart opened on the site last month. Coming this fall is Vein Clinic of America. Two restaurants, Moby Dick’s House of Kabob and Smashburger, are slated to open in late 2013 and early 2014, respectively.

According to JBG, the office building is more than 60 percent leased, including a full-floor anchor tenant, Virginia Hospital Center.

JBGR and JBG said in a statement that it focused on sustainability during Phase I at Tysons West. By stacking retail uses and integrating the existing parking garage that once served Moore Cadillac, the companies put a project that would have otherwise occupied roughly 15 acres on a 3.75-acre site.

More than 80 percent of the demolition materials from the former Moore Cadillac and Hummer buildings were recycled.

Tysons West is owned in partnership between The JBG Cos., a private real estate investment firm based out of Chevy Chase, Md.; JBG Rosenfeld Retail, a partner company with a portfolio of 6 million square feet in the Washington, D.C. area, and the Calais Corp.

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