701 N. Glebe Road – Ballston Macy's


The 2-acre (87,365-sq.-ft.) site is located at 701 N. Glebe Road in the Ashton Heights neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by the Macy Department store with vacant office space above. The site is bordered by the Ballston Quarter Development (east), Ballston Point Office Building (west), Wilson Blvd. (north), and Glebe Road (south).,    View Map

Google Map



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

About the Project


Explore the project site through a Virtual Walking Tour.

The applicant, Insight Property Group, proposes the demolition of the existing Ballston Macy’s department store and vacant office space above the store and the development of a residential building with grocery store anchor on the ground floor. To facilitate the density proposed with this project, Insight is proposing to transfer development rights from “The Haven” site along Columbia Pike through a Zoning Ordinance Amendment and Use Permit process.

Additional project details include:

  • Residential Building:
    • 16-stories
    • 555 units
    • Construction of two levels of underground parking and one level of above grade parking
  • Proposed Modifications:
    • Required residential parking (.4 spaces per unit)
    • Density Exclusions
    • Bonus Density achievement through LEED Gold Certification
    • Transfer of Development Rights of 235 units from Haven residential site along Columbia Pike 


Applicant Materials

October 2021


September 2022


November 2022

Public Process

Timeline  Milestone / Meeting  Materials 
December 1, 2021 Site Plan Acceptance 
January 2022 Site Plan Review Process Kick-Off 
February 7 - February 17

Online Engagement Opportunity  

Review Focus: Site location and design, land use, architecture, transportation, landscaping, and other topics



February 16, 2022

Form Based Code Advisory Working Group Meeting (Virtual) 

View meeting recording 

March 15, 2022

Walking Tour

Meet on site at 701 N. Glebe Road at the entrance to Macy's department store on Wilson Blvd. 

March 24, 2022



Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Virtual)

Agenda Topics: Land Use & Zoning, Transfer of Development Rights, Density, Site Design, Architecture, Landscaping

View meeting recording 


 May 11, 2022

Form Based Code Advisory Working Group Meeting (Virtual) 

View Meeting Recording 

 June 9, 2022

Housing Commission - Haven TDR Informational Item Only 

View Meeting Recording 

 June 15, 2022 Form Based Code Advisory Working Group Meeting (Virtual) 


View Meeting Recording 

November 7, 2022

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid)

Agenda Topics: Project Updates, Transportation, Community Benefits, Construction 

View Meeting Recording 

View Meeting Minutes(PDF, 122KB)

December 1, 2022

Transportation Commission

View Meeting Recording 

December 5, 2022  Planning Commission Meeting 
December 8, 2022

 Housing Commission Meeting 

View Meeting Recording

December 17, 2022  County Board Meeting

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

Related Plans and Processes