The latest massive redevelopment project in Tysons Corner is moving forward.
Wednesday night, the Fairfax County Planning Commission recommended approval of the Scotts Run Station development, a project that could eventually include 6.5 million square feet of new apartments, offices and shops near the new McLean Metro station on the Silver Line.
The plan allows for about 1,400 apartments, as well as street level shops and restaurants and public plazas, 3.5 million square feet of office space and a hotel.
The location currently houses the WestGate office park, the archetypical suburban office park that defined the early development of Tysons Corner. It is located off of Route 123 near Scotts Run Park.
Along with the adjacent Capital One redevelopment project approved last year, Scotts Run Station will ultimately create a new urban-style community around the Metro station.
Planning Commissioner Ken Lawrence (Providence) praised the work that county staff and the developer, Cityline Partners, did to improve the development plan over the course of the review period.
“This was quite an evolution from start to finish, up to and including today,” he said.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposal at its April 9 meeting. The public hearing is slated for 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center.