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Merrifield Makeover Coming Together

Construction well under way on urban district near Dunn Loring Metro



    Merrifield Makeover Coming Together

    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.