The old Safeway store sits in a big lot at Colshire Drive off Anderson Road in McLean -Falls Church neighborhood, approx. less than a mile from the proposed first Dulles rail stop on 123, Tysons East station. The place has been demolished. So was the gas station next to the store. There's a banner that sez about the coming of a Safeway gas station.
The scene from a month or so ago.
From a few weeks ago.
A copy of a letter via Pimmit Hills Dispatch, a quarterly HOA newsletter, sent to Safeway HQ pointed to the fact that Safeway receives overwhelming support from the community for the store redevelopment. However, the Association is against the land swap deal between Monument Realty and Safeway.
Is this part of the land swap deal? Monument Realty upcoming project, the Commons of McLean. Project is thin with data. It says only '569,000 s.f.' (Via Monument Realty)
When I called Board of Supervisor office to dig for more info, no one seems to know what's happening over there. In short, it sure look that Safeway is rebuilding it by-right (no rezoning needed) - since no one has inside knowledge about the plan.
If you hear anything about their plans, send us your news tip.