Fairfield at Gateway

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11101 & 11091 Fairfax Boulevard
11160 Lee Highway

Project Updates

  • Under construction
  • Site plan approved
  • The City Council approved the proposal on September 11, 2018.  
  • The Planning Commission recommended approval on July 23, 2018. 
  • The Board of Architectural Review approved a recommendation to City Council for Certificate of Appropriateness on June 20, 2018.


In 2015 the City Council approved the request of Novus Fairfax Gateway, LLC to rezone the properties from C-2 Retail Commercial, I-2 Industrial and Highway Corridor Overlay District to C-2 Retail Commercial with proffers, to redevelop the entire site with a mixed-use project of five individual buildings comprised of 403 apartment units and 29,000 square feet of commercial use, inclusive of 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurant and 4,000 square feet of office.

The approved proposal amended the previously approved General Development Plan and Proffers. The amended proposal maintains the 403 multifamily apartment units including the proffered 24 affordable units, with a more varied mix of units including studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom. The proposed commercial space has been reduced from the 29,000 square feet approved to 21,249 square feet. The previously approved 4,000 square feet of office space for a non-profit group is still included. The remaining 17,249 square feet of commercial space is proposed as restaurant and general ground floor retail. One of the previously approved buildings has been removed from the plan and the footprint of another has been revised. The pool has moved from the roof of the garage to behind Building 300.


Amendment to the previously approved General Development Plan and Proffers;

Special Use Permits to:

  1. Permit Multi-family Residential Use in CR District; and
  2. Permit Upper Story Residential/Mixed Uses in CR District.

Special Exceptions to: 

  • Reduce the percentage of ground floor non-residential uses for upper story residential/mixed use buildings;
  • Reduce the number of required parking spaces for multi-family buildings;
  • Reduce the number of required parking spaces for upper story residential/mixed use buildings;
  1. Increase the maximum building height;
  2. Eliminate requirement of sidewalks on both sides of streets; and
  3. Modify the required street tree requirements.

Certificate of Appropriateness for proposed architecture and landscape features.


 Aug 21, 2018
 July 3, 2018
 May 7, 2018
  • General Development Plan
  • Amended Proffers
  • Revised Exhibits
  • Architectural Elevations
 Feb 21, 2018

 Public Meetings

 Sep 11, 2018  City Council public hearing view PDF  watch video 
 July 23, 2018 Planning Commission public hearing   view PDF watch video 
June 20, 2018  Board of Architectural Review public hearing  view PDF  
May 23, 2018  Board of Architectural Review Work Session  view PDF  
April 10, 2018 City Council Work Session  view powerpoint


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April 09, 2018 Planning Commission Work Session  view powerpoint  watch video
March 28, 2018 Board of Architectural Review Work Session

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FF Realty IV LLC


Nancy Cranmer, Deputy Zoning Administrator