Morning Notes

New McLean Residential Building Approved — “Hailed as a much-needed infusion of residential space in McLean’s Community Business Center (CBC), Benchmark Associates LP’s proposed 44-unit multi-family building received unanimous support Oct. 16 from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The structure will be located on 1.43 acres at 6707 Old Dominion Drive and feature six residential floors built atop at 3.5-level parking garage, with a total floor-area ratio of 1.99.” [InsideNova]

‘Gone with the Wind’ Is Fairfax’s Favorite Book — Fairfax County residents have selected the Civil War epic Gone with the Wind as their favorite book, besting runner up To Kill a Mockingbird by a 66 percent to 34 percent margin. [Facebook, Fairfax County]

Vienna Development Proposal Downsized — “With the Vienna Town Council set to decide the fate Oct. 29 of a proposed mixed-use development at 430-444 Maple Ave. W., the developer has offered a raft of changes to make the project more palatable to local residents… [offering] to decrease the project’s gross floor area by about 12,000 square feet and reduce the number of residential units from 160 to 151.” [InsideNova]

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