October 5, 2017
Coming Soon: The Fallstead at Lewinsville Center and the Newly Developed Lewinsville Community Campus
A little over a year ago, the County of Fairfax in partnership with the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and Wesley-Hamel (Wesley Housing Development Corporation and Hamel Builders) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the Lewinsville Community Campus.
Today, much has changed. Construction is in full swing at the site formally known as the Lewinsville Center. To see just how much has changed since September 8, 2016, click here.
When completed, the Lewinsville Community Campus will consist of two new buildings: a total of 82 units of privately operated affordable senior independent housing, known as The Fallstead at Lewinsville Center; and a county facility, which will include a senior center, adult day health care center, and two private child daycare centers. Wesley Hamel will construct the housing component, which will be operated by Wesley Housing Development Corporation.
The 8.66 acre Lewinsville property is located at 1609 Great Falls Street in McLean. The property’s old facility, originally the Lewinsville Elementary School, was constructed in 1961 and contained approximately 38,355 square feet. Transferred from Fairfax County Public Schools to the Board of Supervisors in 1985, the building housed 22 units of affordable senior independent housing, as well as a senior center, an adult day health care center, and two privately operated child care centers.
The new Lewinsville Community Campus will bring nearly four times as many affordable independent-living units to the community for seniors at or below 50 percent of the area median income. It will also nearly double the capacity at the Adult Day Health Care Center and Senior Center and provide state-of-the-art facilities for the childcare centers.
The residential building is expected to be completed in fall 2018 and the public building (which will house the senior center, adult day health care center, and two privately operated child care centers) is expected to be completed in spring 2019.