Construction Begins At New Fire Station In Fairfax County

The county officials broke ground on the new and improved Woodlawn Fire Station 24 in Mount Vernon in late February. The new fire station will take the place of the current fire station at 8701 Lukens Lane in Alexandria, east of Richmond Highway. The new station will have an area of 15,000 square-foot and will open in spring 2022. It will have it will be a two-level freestanding building that will be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, housing up to 16 Fire and Rescue Department staff.

Artist rendering of what the new station is planned to look like

According to, “The station will be outfitted with four single drive-through bays for emergency vehicles and is designed to meet LEED Silver Certification. LEED elements will include:

  • Energy-efficient systems
  • Materials that promote indoor air quality
  • High recycled content materials promoting environment stewardship
  • Onsite renewable energy infrastructure

The estimated project cost for the new Fire Station is $11,750,000, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said. The current station will remain operational during construction.”

Supervisor Dan Storck, (D-Mount Vernon) said, “This new, improved fire and rescue station is designed to improve emergency response services in the Woodlawn community as it grows, and we embark on the 21st-century redevelopment of Richmond Highway. The County continues to improve services to our residents and businesses through new facilities like this, in this instance, bringing state-of-the-art emergency readiness and enhanced emergency medical rescue services. I am also pleased that this building is being designed with energy-efficient systems to meet LEED Silver Certification.”

As per, “The original Woodlawn Station #24 was built in 1970 and was the first station owned and operated by Fairfax County. Previous fire stations had been constructed and operated as volunteer fire stations. The new building was designed by BKV Group, and the work is being done by Scheibel Construction.”

Properties in Mount Vernon

Super 2BR 2BA condo with patio. The property is in good condition. The home has bamboo floors and fireplace in living room, kitchen with small dining space and is open to the living room. The MBR has a full bath and walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom has large closet. Full bath is located off the hallway. There is a patio off the living room. One assigned parking space. Visitors will need a parking pass to park in non-marked space. Walk to shopping and bus at the corner. [5375-B Bedford Ter #75b, Alexandria, VA]


Welcome to this spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary home in Mt. Vernon, complete w/a 2 car garage, a front courtyard and a large deck (w/ hot tub) in the rear which overlooks a beautifully landscaped and fenced back yard. As you walk thru this home you marvel at the open contemporary design that makes you feel at one w/your environment. The lovely kitchen has granite counters , beautiful cabinetry, SS appliances, recessed lighting, double oven, a work island, and recently replaced appliances. A double sliding glass door off of kitchen opens to the deck. All three bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled. The kitchen, dining and living rooms face out back and have a wall of picture windows looking out to the beautiful and private back yard. The lower level offers a 4th BR, a 3rd full bath & family room that opens out to the court yard. Wood burning fireplaces in the living room and family room. Recent updates and replacements include freshly painted interior, new courtyard steps and stones ('19), kitchen range ('19), refrigerator and dishwasher ('18), new flu for fireplace ('17) , double pane, energy efficient windows ('16), clothes washer ('18) and dryer ('14) , new capacitor for furnace ('16), garage doors and front door ('16), new hot tub ('14), and Pure Air Filtration system added ('14). In the garage is an electric car charger wired into the main panel. This home is wonderfully located and you are just a few minutes walking distance to the Mt. Vernon bike/walking trail that runs along the Potomac River. And by car, just 5-10 mins to Ft. Belvoir (S), and heading north, just 15 minutes to Old Town and 25 minutes to National Airport along the scenic GW Pkwy, which provides you with stunning views each season . [3709 Maryland St, Alexandria, VA]

**ALERT/HIGH-END FINISHES AND ENOUGH SPACE IN THE LOWER LEVEL TO GET LOST IN FOR DAYS**Superbly maintained and spacious brick front single-family home tucked away in Dawson Woods on a .34 lot. Approximately 5,200+ sqft of finished luxury ready for new owners with freshly painted interiors, exteriors and fencing. 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms up, 1 half bath on main level and 5th bedroom and 4th full bathroom on lower level. Enter into 2-story foyer, appointed with an elegant oversized chandelier and offering the owner options to ascend to upper level, flow to living room, library, or kitchen! Gleaming hardwoods, plantation shutters and crown molding throughout main level. Library features French doors and formal living room flows into stately dining room with tray ceiling, bay window, chair railing and highlighted by yet another gorgeous chandelier. Dining room flows to grand, gourmet kitchen with eat-in island and stainless steel French-door refrigerator, built-in convection microwave, double oven and dishwasher (with its own disposal). Large, adjoining morning room with vaulted ceiling shines with natural light and walks out to rear deck stretching across most of the rear exterior. Vaulted ceiling in family room with stone accent fireplace and second staircase to upper level. Master bedroom with tray ceiling and a walk in, wrap around closet with crystal lighting and a separate shoe and accessory closet. Sleek master bathroom loaded with custom updates -- a separate, glass shower, spa tub, linen closet and mirrored his & hers granite vanities. 2 upper level bedrooms adjoined by a full bath. 4th upper level bedroom has its own bathroom. Each bedroom features a walk-in closet. Lower level fully renovated in 2016 features all recessed lighting throughout approximately 1,500 sqft. Large 5th bedroom could turn lower level into an in-law or au pair suite with separate rear entrance. Game room, gym or media room- you can choose what you~d like for the lower level bonus room. You have the space! Huge recreation room walks out to the backyard. Attached 2 car garage with abundant ceiling storage and an additional freezer. Sellers invested over $60k in designing custom entertaining-worthy exterior hardscapes, patio and decking. Descend from rear deck to custom stone walkway to large patio in fully fenced rear yard. Sellers have immaculately maintained property with home warranty and regular service to all heating and air conditioning units, including a brand new, separate air conditioner for upper level. All new light fixtures (many of which are Alexa-enabled) and remote-controlled fans. Double paned, energy efficient windows throughout. This is one smart home! Featuring 2 Ecobee thermostats and multiple temperature sensors. Wi-Fi enabled, front loading washer and dryer with small load upper units in main level laundry room (which also has a bonus refrigerator). Verizon FIOS business class 300 Mbps symmetric bandwidth available here. Ring Smart Home Security throughout home with motion lights and video surveillance of rear exit. Excellent location less than 1 mile from Route 1, restaurants, shopping and groceries. 5 miles to Fort Belvoir. Convenient, spacious, luxurious and smart- this home is ready for you! [3809 Nalls Rd, Alexandria, VA]

Situated on a premium 0.47 acre flat lot, this 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom Cape Cod is located in the beautiful Mount Vernon area. Cozy up by the wood burning fireplace in the living room that opens to the dining room. Cook in the light and bright remodeled kitchen. Unwind in the first floor bedrooms and full bathroom. Charming hardwood floors on the first and second floor. Head upstairs to the two generous sized bedrooms and full bathroom. Spread out in the finished basement and enjoy the abundant storage space. Grill, plant a garden or play outdoors, the options are endless with this enormous yard. Attached carport and workshop. Minutes to Ft. Belvoir, 15 mins to Old Town, close to the bike path along the Potomac River, and Mt. Vernon. [4003 Gibbs St, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome home to an Oasis in the suburbs. Beautifully landscaped yard welcomes you to this 3 bed 3 bathroom remodeled home. Open floor plan boasts vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. Gourmet kitchen with Stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Klipsch built-in audio speakers in the family room ceiling for movies and music. Spacious living room and dining room with hard wood floors. Arts and crafts style wooden doors throughout the house. Upstairs 3 bedrooms with hard wood floors. Separate master bath and hall bathroom with tile. Downstairs has inviting family room, laundry room, a third bathroom, and plenty of storage in built-in cabinetry. Wood burning fireplace and radiant heated floors on the lower level keeps you warm and cozy. Built-in office desk with granite and cabinets makes it a great place to tele-commute. Large added Sunroom for relaxing. Walk out to extra-large landscaped yard with sprinkler system and landscape lighting. Beautiful paver walk-way with stacked stone gardens in the front and back yard. Fenced back yard with large patio and stack stone gardens. Great place to entertain or relax. Large custom 2 Car garage and plenty of driveway space in a tree filled community close to George Washington Parkway with easy commutes to Belvoir, Old Town and DC. [4012 Sulgrave Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome to one of the finest properties in the Mount Vernon area. This meticulously maintained home will exceed your expectations. The current owners have lovingly cared for their home and pride of ownership is evident throughout. Situated on a half acre lot, you'll enjoy entertaining in the large, beautifully landscaped fenced-in yard. There are so many upgrades (too many to list) that will give you peace of mind for years to come! Enjoy a short walk to Grist Mill Park for the summer concert series or George Washington's Mount Vernon for their seasonal wine festival. Minutes from Ft. Belvoir and the G.W. Memorial Parkway. Home warranty included! Copy and past into your browser to check out the virtual tour here: [9308 Allwood Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Exciting new price reflects the property's historically significant location on the grounds of George Washington's Mt. Vernon Estate! Palatial property on .87 acre grounds capitalizes on its gorgeous setting with soaring high ceilings, glass walls, and multi-level decks designed to capture the sweeping views of the Potomac River and surrounding wooded environment. Special features include: multi-story entry foyer, grand room sizes, elegant interior finishes, elevator, truly breathtaking master suite with dramatic river view, and his and hers private baths. Significant updates include roof replacement, some decking replacement, and HVAC. Nothing was spared in creating this unique one of a kind masterpiece! [4296 Neitzey Pl, Alexandria, VA]


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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.