A major hotel chain has expressed interest in building a hotel at the former Daks restaurant site on Route 1.
Baywood Hotels, a partner company of Marriott, is looking into constructing a 92-room hotel at the site located between the Woodlawn Shopping Center and Ourisman used car lot.
The company has met with Fairfax County's Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment to discuss the transportation and environmental impacts, said Brett Kenney, Chief Aide to Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland.
Baywoods Hotels is currently in talks with Fairfax County for the transportation improvements and LEED certifications that would need to be met in order for the hotel to be built.
The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) has voiced its support of the project. SFDC has been working with Baywood Hotels over the past year; if plans for the hotel are approved, this hotel would be the fourth built by Baywood Hotels on Richmond Highway in the last five years, according to Tony Fontana, Marketing and Communications Manager at SFDC.
"The hospitality industry is demonstrating great interest in the market potential of the Richmond Highway corridor as the local economy continues to respond positively to the increased level of activity at Fort Belvoir," said Fontana. "The SFDC pledges to remain active in recruiting additional uses that enhance the community’s economy, appearance, and overall appeal."
Repeated calls to Baywood Hotels were not returned.