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Recreational Amenities Planned to Be Located Near Wegmans at Hilltop Village Center

KLNB Retail Broker Sam Hodges said Wegmans will take over construction of the store starting next month.

Wegmans has proffered to build recreational amenities adjacent to the soon-to-be Hilltop Village Center that will include an adult soccer field, youth baseball field, pavilion, playground, an open play area, and an associated parking lot, according to Linda Waller, director of communications for the Office of Supervisor Jeff McKay.

KLNB Retail's part in constructing the new Wegmans — which will be the anchor store for Hilltop Village Center at the corner of Beulah Street and Telegraph Road — is coming to an end. Broker Sam Hodges told Patch Wednesday that the commercial real estate company will "deliver the site to Wegmans next month" to complete the construction of the high-end grocery store.

Wegmans is still on schedule to open in September 2014, Hodges said. Other businesses at the shopping center may open between spring and summer of next year.

The shopping center will include 250,000 sq. ft. of retail development and 100,000 sq. ft. of office space. Wegmans — which will be operated by Weingarten Realty along with the rest of the shopping center — will take up 14,000 sq. ft. of the shopping center.

Click here for a map of the planned development.

In addition to Wegmans, confirmed tenants include Hilltop Dental, Massage Envy, Mattress Warehouse, Panda Express, Verizon Wireless, Green Turtle Sports Bar and Grill and BB&T.

See also:

Wegmans, Hilltop Village Set to Open in 2014

Wegmans, Hilltop Village Construction Update

Construction Begins on Wegmans Site

Kingstowne Wegmans Receives Site Approval

FFX County Resident March 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Sure, why don't we invite disney to build an amusment park there too! Don't create an atmosphere of hositilites by putting stores left and right and only have a 100 car parking lot, (sarcasm) and little room for expansion. Look at the other wegman's around the area and the kingtowne colpex that houses panera bread and kingstowne cinema. It the same thing. Put as much retail in such a little space. Build it and they will come, more traffic, more frustration because you can't get in the lot. Look accross the street at landowne on a Thursday or Friday night. I have to park at the gas station just to get a blimpies sandwich. As a lifetime resident of the hayfield/ kingstowne area, I choose not to go to kingstowne just for that reason. I'd have to park at kohls just to enjoy firehouse subs at 730pm.
CS March 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Agreed!!!
AND March 28, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Hopefully now that KLNB is done with this project they will finall attract some high end retail and actual restaurants. "Hilltop Dental, Massage Envy, Mattress Warehouse, Panda Express, Verizon Wireless" --- All crap low end retail.
Gayle Wortman March 28, 2013 at 01:51 PM
I agree with ALL OF THE ABOVE, especially the Mattress Warehouse. Really, how many mattresses do people buy? And don't we have enough bad-for-you food chains in the area?
Gloria Milhan March 28, 2013 at 02:04 PM
How about a doggy run play area??
Jan Pickrel March 28, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Note: there used to be a youth ball field there before construction began, so it is nice that space for that will be restored once construction is completed. AND, nice that there will be open space for a soccer field, tho my fear would be if any nightime lighting is intended. [Article doesn't say.] I'll fully support a doggy run play area, too! Can the article please show us a link to the map plan of the intended completed site? Thanks.
AND March 28, 2013 at 03:24 PM
My concern with the open space and soccer field is that it will get over run with the wrong element once Mulligan Road opens. If they don't get more high end shops/restaurants that is what is going to happen. I also hope they do not have lights on at night (i can't imagine they would do that without consulting with residents first). Hopefully Mulligan Rd. never gets finished!
Raytevia Evans March 28, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Hi Jan, A link is provided in the story for the planned development for the shopping center. As for nighttime lighting, Wegmans recently proffered to build recreational space and information on lighting has not been provided at this time. Also, because recreational space is new in the development of this center, it's not included on the map in the story. Patch will keep up with the progress of the shopping center and update it as information — and development maps — are provided. Ray Evans
M Tosc March 28, 2013 at 04:19 PM
The wrong element? Wow....whatever. I just wish that somebody had taken a trip to the Wegmans in Woodbridge and taken note of their stores in that plaza. Kingstowne is really looking bad in comparison.
TMW March 29, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Wow, another mediocre shopping center! Why can’t Mr. Jeff McKay get off of his butt and bring something a little more upscale to the Kingstowne/Springfield area. So much for the excitement we experienced when we found out that there would be a Wegman grocery store in the new Hilltop Village shopping center and doing the great Springfield Mall makeover. Now it is being reduced to no more than an industrial area. They will be run down just like Manchester Lakes, Rosehill, etc . in no time. The VERY few decent restaurants we have around here are so small that people are stacked on top of each other when you walk through the door, not to mention the non-existing parking. Perhaps Mr. McKay should go to Woodbridge, Fairfax, Reston, and other places to find out how things are done and to learn how to plan a shopping (town) center or just resign and hand his job over into more capable hands. We hope that enough people will stand up to this nonsense and insist that these projects are better planed and given into more capable hands. After all, we the citizen and tax payers, have to live with these ridiculous decisions.
AND March 30, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Patch, why don't you guys ask KLNB and Weingarten why they are having so much trouble getting better retail at Hillltop? How about a nice restaurant/bar? How about you get a health club to sign a lease? How a out no more day spas, cleaners and low end fast food like Panda Express? The only thing in this shopping center worth a visit will be Wegmans. Seriously, didn't the zoning already get amended to allow for a better mix of shops?? I would love to know what the problem is? Price? Timing? Location? What?
carolyn April 03, 2013 at 07:43 PM
I agree a higher end shopping area would be more beneficial for Southern Fairfax County that those rinky dink shops. The Sports Bar/Grille sounds wonderful but it as well as Southern Fairfax County needs an Adult Softball Field vs soccer! There are numerous NoVA/Fairfax County Adult Softball Leagues that could utilize them.
Susan May 11, 2013 at 11:50 AM
I agree. The center in Woodbridge is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shop and dine even though I live just a few miles from Kingstowne Town Center.
Ryan Peters May 19, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Pretty sure the claim that Wegmans will be 14,000 sqft is inaccurate. Wegmans stores are substantially larger typically in the 70,000-140,000 sqft range.
Raytevia Evans May 19, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Hi Ryan, Thanks for mentioning that. The Wegmans will be a little more than 143,000 sq. ft. according to Weingarten Realty. It is now correct in the above story.

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