2025 Fairfax Drive – Wakefield Manor


The 1.86 acre (80,927 sq. ft.) site is located at 2025 Fairfax Drive in the Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by Wakefield Manor and Courthouse Manor, both of which are protected historic properties. The site is bordered by the Woodbury Heights Condominiums to the north, Taft Towers condominiums to the east, Arlington Boulevard to the south, and Clarion Collection Hotel Arlington Court Suites to the west.,    View Map

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Under Review

This reports the status related to the Site Plan Review Process only (Administrative Regulations 4.1).


About the Project



Major Site Plan Amendment

Explore the project site through a Virtual Walking Tour.   

The applicant, the FORTIS Companies, submitted a major site plan amendment to SP #417 (SPLN22-00001). The applicant proposes the removal of a single-story residence, a significant tree identified in the Fort Myer Heights North Plan, and two surface parking areas for the development of a 12-story residential building located at the southeast corner of the block at 2025 Fairfax Drive. The proposal consists of a new 166-unit building with approximately 138,986 square feet of new residential gross floor area (1.72 FAR). The total site plan density is 2.56 FAR, inclusive of the existing Wakefield Manor and Courthouse Manor properties (0.84 FAR). A Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) was also recorded in return for a historic preservation easement, which was transferred to Site Plan #435 (Wendy’s Site) (1.29 FAR). As result, the existing Courthouse Manor and Wakefield Manor buildings on the subject block are protected historic properties and will remain as part of the site plan.

Additional project details include:

  • The site is zoned RA8-18, Multiple-Family Dwelling District
  • Located within the Fort Myer Heights North Special District (GLUP Note 22)
  • 166 new units (84 existing units at Wakefield Manor and Courthouse Manor, for a total of 250 units)
  • 120 residential parking spaces (0.48 spaces/unit)

Proposed modifications for:

  • Reduced residential parking ratio
  • Bonus density
  • Density exclusions 

Applicant Materials

Background Information

Public Process

Timeline  Milestone / Meeting  Materials 
October 12, 2022 Site Plan Acceptance
November 14, 2022 Site Plan Review Process Kick-Off 
December 1 - 12, 2022

Online Engagement Opportunity  

Review Focus: Land Use & Density, Site Design & Layout, Historic Preservation & Neighborhood Context, Building Height, Form & Architecture, Transportation, Open Space & Landscaping



December 2, 2022 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

In-Person Walking Tour

Meet at 12:30 p.m. at 2025 Fairfax Drive, at the corner of Fairfax Drive and North Troy Street.



March 27, 2023

View Meeting Recording

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid)

Agenda Topics: Land Use & Density; Site Design & Layout; Building Height, Form & Architecture; Open Space & Landscaping

May 15, 2023

View Meeting Recording

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid)

Agenda Topics: Project Updates; Transportation; Green Building & Sustainability; Construction Plan; Community Benefits


Planning Commission

Public Hearing 


County Board

Public Hearing

*Process timelines are subject to change as needs arise. Check back for updates.

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