GHCA Community Meeting Draws a Crowd, Offers Exciting Look at Things to Come

Scores of Greater Hillwood residents gathered at the Kastle Systems complex on Monday evening for the first Greater Hillwood Citizens Association (GHCA) meeting of 2018. Along with some more mundane agenda items including updates on GHCA communications and financials, as well as a vote to increase the dues (from $10 to $15 per year) while decreasing them (from $10 to $5) for retirees in the community, attendees were treated to news of some exciting new developments on the horizon in the Greater Hillwood community.

Attendees heard from property manager Nina Kent with the newest community development, The Loren. The Loren, a mixed-use facility which features apartment living and space for street-level retail, backs up to South Street and features a Metro shuttle for its residents. Greater Hillwood residents learned they too will soon enjoy access to The Loren's Metro shuttle, as early as April of this year.

In addition to the news out of The Loren, residents at Monday evening's meeting were treated to a presentation from representatives of the Fairfax County Parks Authority. Dave Bowden & Paul Shirey reviewed the master plan of Azalea Park and discussed the potential for revitalizing the cherished community park. Citing available resources (made possible by an arrangement between Fairfax County and area developer Bozzuto), the men were optimistic about both the quality and speed with which the revitalization effort can now proceed.

For more on Monday evening's meeting, please check out the meeting minutes.