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Rezoning approved for redevelopment of Fairfax Circle Plaza

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A major redevelopment project for Fairfax Circle Plaza is moving forward now that rezoning for the project has been approved. 

The Fairfax City Council approved a rezoning application last week submitted by Washington, D.C-based developer Combined Properties. It plans to redevelop the current strip retail center and replace it with a mixed-use development with up to 400 new apartments and 88,000 square feet of retail, anchored by a grocery store.

The 8.9-acre site is located at the intersection of two major regional roads, Route 50 (Fairfax Boulevard) and Route 29 (Lee Highway). Just outside the Capital Beltway, the center is a short distance from the Vienna Metro station with access to Route 66, Route 123, I-495 and Tysons.

"Fairfax Circle sits on the eastern edge of the Fairfax Boulevard Master Plan and serves as a gateway to the city," Ben Kasdan, a senior designer with KTGY Group Inc. Architecture and Planning, said in a statement. KTGY is designing the project.

Combined Properties Inc. has a $1 billion portfolio that includes 40 properties totaling 5 million square feet and an additional $1 billion development pipeline in the D.C. and Southern California metropolitan areas.

KTGY Group is a national firm providing planning and architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY has offices in Tysons; Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., and Denver.

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