At its July 7, 2021, meeting, the Board of Directors of the McLean Citizens Association approved a Resolution proposed by its Planning and Zoning Committee, supporting a comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning application pertaining to 7700 Leesburg Pike. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a comprehensive plan amendment for the property on September 15, 2020. The proposed comprehensive plan amendment would change allowed uses from the current office designation to residential with a density of 12-16 attached family dwelling units per acre.
The development plan under consideration proposes to build 104 attached townhouses at a density of 15.4 units per acre. Not only is the property adjoining a major county thoroughfare (route 7 or Leesburg Pike), but it may also be impacted by the envisioned widening of route 7 and implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) along route 7. The Resolution conditionally supported the comprehensive plan amendment and proposed development plan if several traffic issues are addressed: pedestrian safety improvements at the Leesburg Pike and George C Marshall Drive intersection as well as deterring cut-through traffic affecting the adjoining Pimmit Hills community. The approved resolution is available in MCA's Document Library or you can use this link - MCA Resolution - 7700 Leesburg Pike - Approved 6/7/2021.