Groundbreaking for the Townhomes at Graham Park, a Reimagined Mixed-Use Community in Falls Church, VA
EYA Company News | New Townhomes | Virginia | Graham Park | Falls Church
By: EYA Homes on December 3rd, 2021
This week an affiliate of EYA, LLC (EYA), GP VA Associates, LLC broke ground on the Townhomes at Graham Park, a new 8.3-acre townhome development located at 7271 Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church, Va.
The neighborhood is already the fastest-selling townhome community in the region and when complete, will feature 172 townhomes priced from the mid $600s, 22 of which are included in Fairfax County’s affordable housing (ADU) program.
From left to right: Deidre Johnson, Vice President – Asset Management, Federal Realty, Jeffrey McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Penelope Gross, Vice Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Julie Strandlie, Planning Commissioner for the Mason District, William O’Donnell, Fairfax County Planning Branch Chief of the Zoning Evaluation Division, Evan Goldman, Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Development, EYA
Speakers at the ground breaking event included:
- Jeffrey McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Penelope Gross, Vice Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- William O’Donnell, Fairfax County Planning Branch Chief of the Zoning Evaluation Division
- Evan Goldman, Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Development, EYA
- Deidre Johnson, Vice President – Asset Management, Federal Realty
“This project supports one of our key strategic objectives, to provide attainably priced homeownership options in a well-designed, walkable neighborhood,” said Evan Goldman, Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Development, EYA. “The world of retail and office is evolving, and we have built a successful practice of repurposing underutilized retail and commercial assets into high-quality mixed-use neighborhoods that enhance adjacent existing assets and neighborhoods.
Evan Goldman speaking to the attendees.
“Ultimately, this project will provide wonderful new homes for current and future residents, support the adjacent retail, and provide tax base and workers for the region,” added Goldman.
The new townhome development sits inside the Capital Beltway with easy access to I-495, I-66, the Seven Corners area and popular destinations including Mosaic District, Tysons, Arlington, and downtown Washington, DC. Additionally, the new community is adjacent to the revitalized Graham Park Shopping Center that features a mix of restaurants, apparel retailers, and service providers anchored by Giant Food.
“Revitalization projects are not easy. They are hard. They take a lot of creativity. They take a lot of work. They take people like Federal Realty and EYA that know how to do this and do it in a high-quality way,” said Jeffery McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. “That’s the reason we can all celebrate here today. It’s not just another development. It’s revitalization and transformation of a part of the county where we need to continue that momentum.”
Chairman McKay speaking to attendees
“Real estate isn’t about bricks and mortar. It’s about the heart and really revolves around people. It’s not the rule, it’s the exception when a company like Federal gets to work with a company like EYA,” said Deidre Johnson, Vice President – Asset Management, Federal Realty. “We know where EYA’s heart is. They are not a home builder. They are a creator of communities and that’s where our DNA and their DNA are totally aligned and that is why we are so excited about this project. It’s inclusive in all ways that you can think about, will become the heartbeat of this district and serve as something that Supervisor Gross is especially proud of.”
Supervisor Gross speaking to attendees.