Change of plan. Fairfax County weighs what should replace Topgolf Alexandria.

The first Topgolf in the United States could be replaced with a couple hundred townhomes under a proposed amendment to Fairfax County’s comprehensive plan.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors first authorized a plan amendment review for the roughly 17.4-acre Kingstowne site, fronting South Van Dorn Street, in October 2015. Nearly four years later, staff is back with a recommendation to change the long-range land-use guide to allow for up to 12 units per acre plus 20,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail.

The property owner filed an application in early 2018 to redevelop the site, currently home to Topgolf Alexandria, with 74 townhomes, 164 multifamily stacked units and a 20,000-square-foot commercial building. That proposal was later reduced to 212 townhomes plus a modicum of retail and some area of “developed recreation.” At 12 units per acre, the owner (an LLC tied to a Leesburg single-family address) would be allowed roughly 209 units.

The Ruby Tuesday on the property…

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