For years Fairfax County’s Merrifield area has been known for its sometimes gridlocked intersections and its hundreds of small businesses and industrial style warehouse.
But in 2002, the county approved a redevelopment plan for a town center to make better use of a location just blocks from the Dunn Loring Metro. Edens, the developer, has created what it calls the Mosaic urban district.
Currently under construction are a hotel, office space and a shopping area that will eventually have as many as 100 stores and restaurants. Already on board are Target, anthropologie and a Nieman Studio concept store. The Angelica Theatre will bring art house movie fare. New town homes are selling fast.
Developer said it will not be a mini Tysons Corner.
And at the Dunn Loring Metro Station, a partnership between Metro and another developer will bring 628 high-end apartments, a Harris Teeter and a new Metro parking garage. More new residential units are popping up along Gallows Road. Improvements to both Gallows and Lee Highway soon will be complete to end the gridlock.