christopher provided professional civil engineering, surveying services, comprehensive plan amendments and rezoning work for Springfield Town Center. The project is projected to have a 20 year build out and includes renovation of the existing 2.1 million square foot area with the addition of a mix of uses including a 225-room hotel and over 2,000 new residential homes. Several office buildings and retail shops will also be included along a new “main street.” The project involves working with existing zoning in place, implementation of an approved zoning case in Fairfax County and complex proffers.
During the first phase of the project, christopher designed and provided services during construction. This phase included offsite improvements, onsite infrastructure upgrades and the remodeling of the existing mall. christopher prepared all zoning documents and processed them through the two-year-long entitlement process including extensive efforts to reach out to the local community groups and Fairfax County staff.
The aging and highly accessible regional mall was transformed into a community oriented mixed-use town center. The conceptual plan proposed the expansion and remodeling of the shopping mall with the addition of multi-family residential units, office buildings, a hotel and recreational amenities. The plan placed a strong emphasis on environmental site design, both transit and pedestrian-oriented features and included significant transportation improvements and upgrades to pedestrian access routes to the existing Metro Yellow Line station.