Friday Morning Rundown

Practicing acroyoga on a paddleboard at Lake Audubon/Credit: Gerard Rugel

Metro Fares and Parking Rise Monday — The cost of riding Metro is about to go up. On June 30, Metrorail fares go up around 3 percent — about 5 cents to 15 cents, depending on when and where you’re going. Bus trips and parking will also go up between 10 and 60 cents. [WTOP]

Planning Commission Recommends Block 4 — The Fairfax County Planning Commission on Wednesday recommended for approval Boston Properties’ plans for Block 4, the surface lot at Reston Town Center. The plan calls for two high-rise residential buildings and to turn a three-story retail/office building, part of One Freedom Square, into a 17-story building with 276,788 square feet of office space and 7,800 square feet of ground-floor retail. The building would also have four levels of underground parking. The proposal will now to to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

Fairfax Tests Emergency Readiness — Fairfax County held a giant emergency drill this week, using a simulated hurricane to test public safety’s readiness. [You Tube]

Photo: Ami Dodd & Glenn Payne practice Paddleboard AcroYoga on Lake Audubon/Credit: Gerard Rugel

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