Herndon’s new Arrowbrook Centre continues to expand as several retail businesses, including a restaurant and brewery and a specialty grocery store, signed on to the 28-acre mixed use community slated to open this spring.
The Herndon community, located just off the Dulles Toll Road and within walking distance to the new Innovation Center Metro stop on the Silver Line, will offer 274 affordable, rent-restricted apartments, according to Jeffrey J. Fairfield, executive director of the Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust, which manages Arrowbrook Centre LLC. The apartments will be one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.
“It’s designed to let working folks — blue collar, county employee types, public employees — afford an apartment,” Fairfield says.
Future stages of development at Arrowbrook will include the addition of luxury apartments to round out the variety of housing options available, according to Fairfield.
“So you’ve got workforce housing, you’ve got ‘for sale’ housing, and you have future luxury housing apartments,” says Fairfield.
Currently, residences include urban-designed townhouses and apartments, built by Pulte Homes, all of which are sold and occupied.
The Arrowbrook Centre campus also features a dog park, bocce ball court, regulation-size, illuminated soccer field with an all-weather turf, two tennis courts, a hard surface basketball court, playground, and picnic pavilion along with walking and jogging trails, according to Guy M. Gravett, a real estate broker from Farms and Acreage, Inc. who is advising Arrowbrook Centre LLC.
The primary component left is office space, Gravett says. Organizers hope a hotel will sign on to build within the development.
“We’re just having a hard time promoting 600,000 square feet of pure office,” he says.
When it comes to retail at Arrowbrook Centre, Fairfield notes about 50 percent of available retail space has been leased, and he hopes to have more tenants signed within the next month. Roughly 36,000 square feet of the campus will consist of storefronts, with Ornery Beer Company Public House occupying just under 5,000 square feet. Planners hope to have the restaurant open by the end of 2023.
Hello2India, a South Asian specialty grocery store, is set to occupy roughly 13,000 square feet of Arrowbrook Centre.
The Herndon campus offers convenience, comfort, and affordability, organizers say, making it an attractive option for home or business owners.
“Urban living is coming to Fairfax County — that’s what’s happening,” says Fairfield. “Of the total, ultimate development plan, we’re two-thirds of the way there.”
Feature image courtesy Arrowbrook Centre.
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