Developer Eyes North Reston Apartment Complex

St. John's Wood

Another Reston apartment complex is looking into redevelopment as a higher density neighborhood.

Bozzuto Development has filed a proposal with the Fairfax County Planning Commission to redevelop St. John’s Wood, a garden apartment neighborhood with 250 units over nine buildings in North Reston, into a new complex of 635 new apartments and 34 townhomes.

St. John’s Wood is located at Reston Parkway and Center Harbor Drive. It is one of the few rental complexes in the nearby Buzz Aldrin Elementary School district.

Bozzuto will have more details on the plan for St. John’s Wood as the process gets further. The neighborhood does not fall under the Reston Master Plan’s transit-oriented high-density guidelines because it is more than a mile away from a future Metro station.

In other development news:

The planning commission hearing for Crescent Apartments has been indefinitely deferred, but will likely be back on the docket soon. The project had been scheduled for a Nov. 5 planning commission hearing, and, if it was recommended for approval, a Nov. 18 Board of Supervisors hearing.

Lake Anne Development Partners were chosen by the county in summer 2013 to transform the county-owned affordable housing development. CEO David Peter has said he hopes to begin construction in 2015.

LADP plans include replacing the aging 181-unit Crescent Apartments with slightly more affordable housing, as well as mix of townhomes and multifamily dwellings. In all, about 1,000 new residential units are planned, as well as a new retail plaza, new access points to historic Lake Anne Plaza and more than 130,000 square feet of new retail and office space.

A plan to redevelop Lake Anne Fellowship House, which sits adjacent to Crescent Apartments and Lake Anne Plaza, was recently indefinitely deferred. The plan had called for tearing down the subsidized senior housing on North Shore Drive and replacing it with more modern and affordable senior housing, as well as market rate units for the community as a whole.

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