Upcoming

GMU’s Science Center

 

Marina Landing II

Blocks J&K

MIXED USE & MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD
Planned Uses
  • Multi-family dwellings
  • Townhouse dwellings per RT land bay criteria
  • Community and recreation buildings
  • Food services and supporting minor retail within residential structures
  • Parking structures or decks
Mix of Uses
  • Commercial uses should not exceed 25% of block area
Massing and Density
  • Maximum density regulated by “Development Code”
  • Minimum density not regulated
  • No more than 20 townhouses within a single structural grouping
  • Townhouse widths: range 14’ to 32’ recommended, with 14’-16’ wide townhouses not to exceed 15% of total within block
  • 3-4 stories recommended for townhouses, inclusive of first level garage
  • Fronts of townhouse buildings shall be minimum 3 stories
  • Fencing allowed in rear and side yards only; limited to 8’ in height
  • Multifamily maximum density: 50 units/acre, dependent upon site conditions
Setbacks
  • Zero lot line, provided sufficient emergency access is available
  • Minimum setback: Build-to line at street edge or back of sidewalk
  • Maximum residential setback: 0.5’ per foot of building height
Heights
  • 15’ minimum, provided that single story structures shall be employed only as supporting elements which are integral to larger building masses.
  • 50’ maximum for townhouses
  • 100’ maximum for multi-family
  • 3-4 stories recommended for townhouses, inclusive of first level garage
  • 6-10 stories recommended for multi-family
 

Block J, situated to the south of Belmont Bay Drive, should promote the development of high density condominiums and rental apartments as the dominant use. The architecture and siting of these buildings should be organized and proportioned to ensure an appropriate transitional scale with the nearby townhouse blocks. Townhouses should be employed to “line” the Belmont Bay Drive and Course View Way frontages and provide a transition in both scale and density into the center of the block where the higher density buildings will be sited. The development of Block J is sensitive to the established need to maintain a close physical relationship of this form of housing to the downtown retail area and harborfront amenities.

Block K is contiguous to Block L and the golf course, and allows for the development of high density townhouses, condominiums and rental apartments along with cultural buildings and commercial space. Also, this block is the potential locations for a church or community chapel. The architecture and siting of Block K buildings should be organized and proportioned to ensure an appropriate transitional scale with the nearby townhouse blocks. If residential is selected to line the public streets within Block K, townhouses and other residential orientations should be developed close to the street edge of the Belmont Bay Drive frontage. These residential units should provide a transition in both scale and density into the center of the block where the higher density buildings will be sited.

Housing for the elderly is a key component of the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) objectives for Belmont Town Center. Blocks J & K may contain 600 or more “age restricted” dwellings which have been previously proffered.Multi-family residential dwellings should incorporate vernacular designs with the proportions, massing, articulation, and stylings similar to those found in similarly sized structures found in Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown. Architectural emphasis should be placed upon non-repetitive forms, with varying pitched roofs, doorways and passages, and trim treatments. Use of specialty landscape elements, walls, hedges, and fencing at the front sidewalk edge shall be encouraged.

Blocks
Block Size
(approx. acres)
SUB Land Bay
Designations
Projected
Land Use
Maximum
du/ac
Density
FAR
 
 
 
 
20
 
 
 
 
 
50
 
K
9.7
OCR/RT/RM/EAR
OCR/RT/RM/EAR Residential MF/EAR
50
 
 
 
 
Residential TH
20
 
 
 
 
Retail/Office
 
1.0
 

Directions

Facebook

Twitter

Belmont Bay is a proud member of
the Occoquan River Communities

Copyright © 2017 BelmontBay all rights reserved