Take a Look at Development Plans in Reston’s Pipeline

by Karen Goff November 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm 5 Comments

Reston has plans. Lots of plans.

Projects already under construction: Bozutto/Veatch’s residential building, JBG’s Reston Heights Phase II, and Comstock’s BLVD, all within short distance to Wiehle-Reston East.

But there are a host of new applications that have been filed in recent months that will bring a major influx of housing to the Metro station vicinity.

Reston Now has already reported on the projects, most of which are still in the rezoning or preliminary application stages. Among them: 37 townhomes on the site of the former American Press Institute building; a development on Commerce Park on the south side of the Dulles Toll Road  (500 residential units, a hotel, office and retail); and 504 residential units and other development at 1831 Wiehle Ave., currently an office building.

However, Reston law firm Odin Pittleman Feldman has a YouTube presentation where it outlines the project with a drones-eye graphic, really enabling viewers to see the future shape and skyline near Wiehle-Reston East.

See the video above to get a visual idea of what’s in the pipeline.

  • Evey Hammond

    One thing I’m concerned with is the lack of any kind of sidewalk or path to connect all these projects together. It should be possible to walk through the entire redevelopment area between the RTC Metro and Weihle Ave Metro, and to access all shopping and dining by foot from any office or residence. As it is, it looks like people will have to drive from place to place within the redevelopment area, and this will just make more traffic. Does it make too much sense to make all this development walkable?

    • Mike M

      Be concerned. Be very concerned. Your questions are dead on. None of this should have been approved without addressing your concerns.

      Watch for the next series of editorials in the local papers about how cramming all these extra people on to existing limited infrastructure will actually lessen traffic. Professional lies.

  • cRAzy

    Ah yes, 900 new commuters on the DTR and 100 on Metrorail when those 1,000 new residences are built. Just try to get on the DTR during rush hour. And hold your breath riding Metro–especially for the extra loooong rides.

  • GB

    The Commerce Park link goes to the townhouse development link. Can you update that when you have a chance? I missed the story the first time around. Thanks

    • Karen Goff

      It’s in the same story as the townhouse story, just farther down. There never was a separate story on it.


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