The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved today the addition of a new hotel and apartments at Springfield Town Center.


The attorney for the town center wrote that the development of the building “with new streets, new streetscapes, and a community park is an important first step in redeveloping Springfield Mall into a mixed-use town center as envisioned in the Comprehensive Plan.”


The five-story hotel will be built near Loisdale Road with underground parking. The hotel will have 140 rooms instead of the 225 proposed in the original redevelopment plan, along with some retail to serve hotel guests.


A 460-unit residential building has been approved for construction to the south of the property. The two high-rise residential towers approved in the 2009 rezoning are now consolidated into a single 85-foot-tall, mid-rise residential building.


An additional level is proposed to the existing four-story parking garage, which is located to the north of a proposed South Street. Roughly 550 parking spaces in the garage will be allocated for residents and their visitors only.


Springfield Town Center is owned and operated by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT).