North Hill


North Hill Site Plan
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) owns a vacant 33-acre parcel on the east side of Richmond Highway near the intersection with Lockheed Boulevard, which has long been planned for use as an affordable housing development and a county park. In response to a January 2012 proposal from developer AHP Virginia, LLC, to develop the North Hill site, Fairfax County issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional developer bids under Virginia’s Public Private Educational Facilities Infrastructure Act (PPEA). After a rigorous review, the CHPPENN I, LLC proposal was determined by a
county-appointed committee as the best choice.

The developer proposed, among other things, to:

  • Construct 278 multi-family rental units in six separate, high quality, urban designed buildings with structured parking; Dedicate 10% of units to households with an annual income at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI), 20% of units for households with an annual income at or below 50% of the AMI, and the remaining units for households with an annual income at or below 60% of the AMI. (Washington AMI for a family of four was $109,200 in 2015.)
  • Construct up to 195 for-sale townhomes, a portion of which will offer affordability below market rate prices for first time home buyers
  • Preserve the undeveloped portion of the property for park land
  • Pay the FCRHA for the portion of the property that will contain the for-sale townhomes and make an annual ground lease payment for the land area proposed to contain the multi-family buildings

County Process:

  • The FCRHA held a public hearing on an Interim Agreement with the developer on January 29, 2015. The Interim Agreement grants CHPPENN I, LLC a 90-day feasibility period to conduct on-site studies and public outreach to asses whether to proceed forward with the project
  • The Interim Agreement was subsequently extended
  • After a feasibility period, CHPPENN requested a Comprehensive Plan amendment, and applied for rezoning
  • The Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning in February 2017
  • CHPPENN was to apply for competitive tax credits to partially finance the project in March 2017
  • In addition, site plan approvals would have to be obtained as well as negotiation of one or more additional agreements, including a Master Development Agreement, prior to the transfer of the property and start of construction

This content is directly pulled from Fairfax County North Hill Fact Sheet found here: