New office complex planned for Stittsville

A developer is proposing to build a new housing complex with 120,000 square feet of retail and office space in Stittsville.

Abbott-Fernbank Holdings, part of The Regional Group, wants approval to build 272 dwelling units, 26,000 square feet of office space and 95,500 square feet of retail on Fernbank Road over five years. A second phase, to be completed within 20 years, would increase the number of residential units slightly and add another 21,500 square feet of retail.

The company says the development is intended to anchor the larger Fernbank subdivision.

The development would consist of low and medium-rise buildings. The initial phase calls for 10 residential buildings, three of which would have some commercial space, and nine retail buildings. There would be 852 surface parking spaces.

The site is currently zoned development reserve. Abbott-Fernbank is asking the city for it to be rezoned to arterial mainstreet.