Current owners of the tennis barns at Greenspring Station (Herb Fredeking and Tom Peddy operating as Foxleigh Management) have been meeting with leaders of neaby community groups to share their latest plan for redevelopment of the site. They met with VPC staff on April 13 to review their plans to build a wellness center plus 50,000 square feet of office space in place of one barn. The other barn would be removed and the space utilized for additional surface parking. The plan also calls for an additional 5,000 square feet of new retail space in front of the existing pavilions. This is similar to a Phase I concept the owners floated in early 2010. At that time, community leaders were willing to consider the Phase I proposal but were adamant that the Phase II component, which called for a 3-story concourse of office and retail space on the existing parking lot, would be vehemently opposed. At today’s meeting, the developers said they have no current plans for a Phase II development but they could not rule out the possibility of future development requests on the site.

Community leaders are concerned about the redevelopment of the tennis barns as well as the desire for future development by the multiple owners of Greenspring Station. The site is bursting at the seams as it is, and there are two failing intersections in the vicinity as well as a failing sewer system. Councilwoman Vicki Almond indicated that she would like to see a master plan for the site that includes any future development sought by all owners before considering any further plans for piecemeal development on the site. The current zoning of the site does not allow for additional retail, and the failing intersections and sewer lines present obstacles to any expanded capacity.

Community groups are not anxious to see any further development of the site, and many hate to see the tennis barns go away. VPC will be monitoring submittals of any development plans for this site.