After a lengthy approval process dating back to 2018, The Waypoint at Fairlington is scheduled to break ground before the end of the year.
The project is a partnership between Wesley Housing and Fairlington Presbyterian Church to redevelop the underutilized church parking lot into an 81-unit multifamily development. A groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9, though because of coronavirus the ceremony will be kept to limited attendance.
The development will have housing affordable to low and moderate income families and individuals at 30%, 50% and 60% of area median income.
There have been some concerns from neighbors, however, who think that the project would add traffic to an existing crowded intersection and take away parking for local residents.
Units in the building are scheduled to run from small studio apartments to three bedroom units.
“Residents will enjoy highly anticipated amenities such as free WiFi, a community room, enhanced public transport accessibility, and access to a playground and park space,” the developer said in a press release.
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