Major Silver Line Phase 2 Development Breaks Ground Monday

by Karen Goff June 15, 2015 at 9:30 am 3,536 8 Comments

Innovation Center South/Fairfax County

Metro’s Silver Line will take a big step toward the future on Monday when Fairfax County Officials will break ground at Innovation Center South, a 1.6-million-square-foot mixed use development in Herndon.

The development will be located adjacent to the Innovation Center Metro Station and the 2,100-space parking garage built by the county at Route 28 and the Dulles Toll Road.



Phase 2 of the Silver Line will run from Reston’s Wiehle Avenue to Loudoun County, with stops at Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Dulles International Airport and Ashburn. It is expected to be completed in 2019.

This groundbreaking will make the start of construction on common infrastructure at the 15-acre site, including stormwater management, new roads, street lights, and landscaping.

When complete, the development will include a 190-room hotel; 104,000 square feet of retail; 501,000 square feet of office; and about 1,005 apartments spread across seven buildings.

In July of 2014, shortly after Phase 1 of the Silver Line opened, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for the $57 million garage.

Fairfax County committed to building the garage as part of the agreement reached three years ago to pay for the Silver Line’s second phase. In November, the county approved a $115 million bond sale that will help pay for the garage, as well as parking at the Herndon station.

Innovation Center is being built as part of a partnership between Rock Engineering Company and Nugget Joint Venture.

The land for Innovation Center is currently undeveloped. The county agreed to share the cost for common infrastructure needed on the 14.68-acre site, along with a pocket park and a one-acre, landscaped plaza surrounding the entrance to the Metro station. The pocket park will be used to filter and retain stormwater from the entire site.

Rendering: Innovation Center South/Fairfax County

  • Ming the Merciless

    But… but… I thought incorporating as a town stops development projects dead in their tracks? The advocates of making Reston a town always assure us that it does!

  • meh

    just what route 28 needed, more commuters! We need to keep building until we have solid gridlock from 66 to toll road!

    • Mike M

      In order to discourage gridlock let’s plaster the region with parking meters and meter maids. Break ground on that! We could be paying off Reston nation debt in a year!

      • Ricky Spanish

        Or at least paying off the Tetra building..

  • Greg

    Street lights? Imagine that!

  • ClarendonBrosInc.

    The bros have questions: Will there be bars? A predatory towing company? Better look into that, baby girl!


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