Fairfax County Ponders About The Replacement of Topgolf Alexandria

According to a proposed amendment to Fairfax County’s comprehensive plan, the first Topgolf in the United States could be replaced with a couple of hundred townhomes.

The Alexandria Topgolf was the company’s first in the United States

As per wtop.com, “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors first authorized a plan amendment review for the roughly 17.4-acre Kingstowne site, fronting South Van Dorn Street, in October 2015. Nearly four years later, the staff is back with a recommendation to change the long-range land-use guide to allow for up to 12 units per acre plus 20,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail.”

An application was filed by the property owner in 2018 to redevelop the site. The site is currently home to Topgolf Alexandria, with 74 townhomes, 164 multifamily stacked units, and a 20,000-square-foot commercial building.

According to wtop.com, “Dallas-based Topgolf has not said it will close its 76-bay driving range, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2020. But the facility is small compared to the newer models in Ashburn and National Harbor and lacks the breadth of dining options and amenities. And the property owner seems pretty determined to redevelop, as it said in 2018, “Topgolf is no longer consistent with the character of the surrounding area.”

The Fairfax County Planning Commission has scheduled an Oct. 2 hearing on the comprehensive plan amendment. It is scheduled to reach the board of supervisors Oct. 29.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.