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

You do not want to miss this gorgeous, Craftsman style home in the heart of Mt. Vernon! From your adorable front porch, you open the door and are greeted with spacious luxury - perfect for our current times where we are working and living at home! So much flexibility, starting with a spacious live/work living area. Showing as a more formal living room, this space could easily be a fantastic office or play area. Hardwood flooring throughout the main level guides you to a bright, wide-open kitchen area with a huge eat-in table space and family room with a stunning, floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace. The kitchen includes a large pantry, granite and large island with stainless steel appliances. On the upper level, you will find four oversized bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom features two walk-in closets and a private bathroom, complete with a beautiful mosaic tiled soaking bathtub and separate glass enclosed, tiled shower. A fully finished, carpeted basement has so much more to offer! An additional bedroom and full bathroom provide a great sanctuary for guests or perfect for an au pair suite. A large rec room offers endless possibilities as an entertaining space! This stunning, award-winning, custom solar home has the highest standard in low energy building by Earth Craft Homes. Keep your electric bill at an amazingly low cost with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 38, which includes charging an electric car every evening. Conveniently located near lots of shopping and restaurants, the Huntington Metro stop, and major commuting routes makes 3441-C Little Hunting Creek Drive a MUST-SEE home! Come to check out this beauty, you won't regret it! [3441-C Little Hunting Creek Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful Center Hall Colonial in the Stately and Sought-After Community of SOUTHWOOD. This 4/5 bedroom, 4 bathroom*2 full-2half*, 2 car garage home was completely renovated in late 2017. Everything to include, roof, windows, floors, kitchen, all bathrooms , large capacity hot water heater, Nest Thermostat, Google Ring, and Extensive Landscaping are all less than 3 years new. Only a short walk away from George Washingtons Mount Vernon and located on one of his Five Original Farms, note the plaque on the front of your new home. You will find the home on a lovely tree line private access lane. It boasts a near half-acre lot complete with a large patio plus a beautiful brand new Cedar & Tin-Roofed *12 x 14 foot* Gazebo and includes a Fully Fenced Yard. A gas line for your BBQ and an area for a fire-pit complete the perfect location to be able to Vacation at Home! The MAIN LEVEL welcomes you with a generously sized center-hall foyer and beautiful hardwood floors thru-out. The renovated kitchen offers granite, custom cabinetry, high-end stainless appliances (including a new gourmet gas range) and a large breakfast bar. An abundance of windows and glass doors overlook the lovely back yard. The open plan kitchen leads seamlessly into the family room with a beautiful custom brick fireplace, which was recently converted to an easy, mess free, and remote activated Gas Fire. There is a large Office / Zoom Room off of the foyer with solid doors to allow for a private work space. A Truly Beautiful and Over-sized Dining Room with an adjoining Den/Bar/Office complete the main level. All of the 4/5 bedrooms are located on the UPPER LEVEL. The king-size Owners Suite has walk-in closets plus a lovely sitting room complete with sink and vanity. The en-suite bathroom is off of the first walk-in closet. The current owners have created a spectacular 2nd custom dressing room/ walk-in closet in the former 5th bedroom. It has to be seen to be believed- sadly the shoes do not convey - but the custom space for yours does. The integrity of the 5th bedroom has not been affected, so if you wish to remove the custom shelving it would easily become a 5th bedroom again - but wait till you see it! The additional 3 bedrooms on the upper level are all very generously sized with great closet space. Speaking of closet space, there are 2 HUGE hall closets that have to be seen to truly appreciate, additionally there is an access door to storage over the garage from the main bedroom. A fully renovated hall bath, with additional storage cabinet that conveys, completes this marvelous upstairs layout. The finished LOWER LEVEL is over 500 square foot of impeccable space which offers a large variety of uses. It has an over-sized Rec-Room, Renovated Half-Bath, large separate Laundry Room, and a Utility Room with lots of storage. It also has an additional area that could be used for Study or Home Schooling and/or a Gym and Yoga area. Enjoy easy access to major commuter routes to Fort Belvoir, Quantico, and The Pentagon. Old Town Alexandria, National Airport and DC are all easily accessed along the beautiful and traffic light free GW Memorial Parkway. Walk or bike to GWs Mount Vernon and the Wildlife Rich Bike and Running Path. Come and see this amazing home, before it is too late, and make it yours, WELCOME HOME! [4202 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA]

South Carolina coastal charm in the heart of Mt. Vernon! This fabulous custom home was inspired by the "Southern Living" portfolio of "low country" homes which have traditionally graced the South Carolina coast. The home was customized by architect and custom built to preserve the underlying character of its distinctive style while complimenting its magnificent estate like setting. One of the top priority design goals was to accommodate premium one level living. This is manifested by open spaces, wide doorways, and spacious main level master suite. Other special features include: attractive columned front portico, spacious bright white kitchen, family room opening to sun room, main level office/den, second master suite on upper level, two additional bedrooms connected by "Jack and Jill" bath, hardwood floors, and true oversized sideload 2 car garage. Spectacular 32 ft x 27 ft deck with gazebo overlooks stunning almost acre verdant fairway like grounds. Tired of the same old? Come see this truly charming custom gem! [3517 Surrey Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Amazing 3 level Colonial in the heart of Mt. Vernon, located on one of George Washington's original farms . 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage with ample storage. Huge back yard, entertainment deck, and private downstairs mother in-law suite. Hardwood floors throughout the main level, plus private office, dining, entertainment room & sitting room. Four bedrooms and 2 bath's are upstairs, plus a fully private in law suite with full kitchen & private bath in the lower level. Downstairs also can dual as media room, extra office, and exercise room depending on needs. Two zoned HVAC system installed. Open kitchen concept with island with Stainless Steel appliances. Home shows beautifully, and meticulously maintained. Home has been virtually staged to show multiple furniture options, and check out both virtual tours in the listing. Minutes to the gates of Mt Vernon Estate, The George Washington Gristmill & Distillery, Route 1, Ft Belvoir and I-95. [3713 Washington Woods Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Something for everyone! With your home located 1 block from the Potomac River, walk to your boat slip located at the neighborhood floating docks with tennis courts, picnic tables, and fire pits. Need space for an in-law or nanny? Find it in the finished walkout lower level complete with ensuite bedroom and bathroom as well as a private entrance. Do you dream of a large walk-in closet? Walk-into your large custom built closet with plenty of natural light. Love to entertain? Do it year round under your covered bluestone patio with trek decking surround, built in grill and mini fridge, with living as well as dining zones. Looking for a bonus space? Step into the extension of your home in a space suitable for endless uses - car collection, home gym, water craft storage, or the hobby you never had room for! The ease of the 4th story walkup attic allows an option for expansion if finished. Floor plans available in docs section. [9370 Mount Vernon Cir, Alexandria, VA]

Mature trees line the street. Children play in their front yard and neighbors wave as they walk by. This neighborhood is tucked away yet conveniently close to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, the running and biking trails on the George Washington Parkway, Mansion House Swim Club and Mount Vernon Country Club. Welcome to 3809 Colonial Ave. This elegant home offers almost 6000 square feet of incomparable features. Hardwood floors throughout the home set the foundation of elegance. Pass through the living room and separate dining room on your way to the heart of the home. An open floor plan provides seamless transition from the kitchen to the family room. Dinner inside or outside at the gourmet outdoor kitchen? This home provides many options. A quiet evening on the screened in porch or movie night in the THX rated movie theater, complete with movie seats? Take a swim in the 17 foot temperature Endless Pool, relax in the Sundance hot tub or both? Unique features abound. Located behind the kitchen is a combination laundry room and butler's pantry. This is an entertainer's dream! Prep food and store dishes while keeping the kitchen and dining area clutter free. The built in cabinetry complete with two built in desks, provides extra room for storage, a place to fold clothes or a place to study. Pass through the laundry room/pantry to a home within a home. An exquisite kitchen with a sitting area, a bedroom with an en suite bathroom complete with a jetted tub are all accessible from a private entrance located on the side of the house. This is perfect as an in-law or au pair suite. Have family or friends coming to stay for an extended period of time? This offers the privacy of a separate apartment, space to have some alone time while still mingling and being a part of the family. The second floor offers a light filled 400 square foot master bedroom, a master bath with a soaking tub and double sinks. Winter clothes in the back closet and summer clothes in the front closet? With two closets totaling 32 feet in length, options abound. Three additional bedrooms complete the second floor. The large second bedroom has a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. It offers ample space for a study room, play room, arts and crafts room or an inviting guest bedroom. An office in the finished basement offers a quiet and private workplace. Additional outstanding features include a 3 car detached garage with a second story that can be used as a workshop or additional storage, a vegetable garden complete with a sprinkler system, a generator that powers 75% of the home and over 1000 square feet of storage. [3809 Colonial Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Uniquely attractive property featuring stately colonial exterior, stunning open floor plan, and premier location on quiet cul-de-sac just one mile from Mount Vernon Estate. Special features include: dramatic two story entry foyer, main level office, spectacular open kitchen to family room with fireplace and skylights, hardwood floors, new carpet, spacious master suite, huge basement space providing ample opportunity to customize to your liking, and 2 car garage. Truly amazing 40 ft x 18 ft covered porch and open deck overlooks private fenced rear grounds. Special property provides a combination of size, features, and location typically found in $1,000,000+ properties. An excellent value! [8814 Surrey Ct, 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.