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Board of Supervisors Approves Penn Property Rezoning Application

Evergreene Companies will build 10 single-family homes on Banting Drive in the Braddock District, which Burke is part of.

Board of Supervisors Approves Penn Property Rezoning Application
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning application from Evergreene Companies to build 10 single-family homes in the Braddock District Tuesday. The homes will be built on Banting Drive in Fairfax.

“We think this is a good, logical extension of the existing neighborhood,” said Scott Adams, an attorney for McGuireWoods and a representative for Evergreene Companies, about the development at Tuesday's public hearing.

Evergreene will rezone about 4.26 acres from R-1 (residential district) to PDH-3 (planned development housing with three dwelling units per acre) on what's been previously referred to as the Penn Property.

“This is a straightforward small infill project, which surprisingly and thankfully was easy. [There was] no opposition and everything got worked out,” said Braddock District Supervisor John Cook during the meeting. 

Cook delivered the motion to approve the application and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland seconded the motion. The motion carried with "aye" votes from all but one supervisor. Sully District Supervisor Michael Fry recused himself from voting because the land owner of an adjacent property previously donated to Fry's campaign. 

The Board was the final step in the approval process for the application, which previously received approval from the Braddock District Land Use Committee, the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Fairfax County Planning and Zoning staff. Briarwood Homes Association, the adjacent community to the Penn Property, also endorsed the application in a letter addressed to the Board.

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