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Crane in Place Means New Reston Station Building on the Way

by Karen Goff — November 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm 11 Comments

Crane at Reston Station

There’s a new crane marking the skyline at Wiehle Avenue and Reston Station Boulevard.

That is because work is getting underway on the first office building at Reston Station’s mixed-use development.

The building at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza was designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn. The 365,000-square-foot Trophy Office space building will rise 16 stories above the Reston Station Transit Facility with frontage on Wiehle Avenue, the Dulles Toll Road, and Reston Metro Plaza, says developer Comstock Partners.

The building is expected to take two years to complete. Comstock had said last year it would wait for a major tenant to sign on before construction. But with a large recent investment from an outside source, the developer decided to go ahead with office construction.

Rendering of Reston Station office building/Credit: ComstockThe modern design will feature a concrete-and-glass façade; a two-story natural stone lobby;  a dedicated below grade parking garage; in-building amenity space,a roof top helipad, and plaza level retail.

The building will be the first new office building to be developed since 2009 along the Dulles Toll Road with Metro access.

Jones Lang LaSalle will handle leasing the space.

“Reston Station is being developed in the most supply-constrained submarket in Northern Virginia, where significant net absorption has occurred over the past 24-months as office tenants seek trophy-quality, transit-accessible office space in the Toll Road market,” Bob VeShancey, Managing Director at JLL, said in a release.

Meanwhile, Reston Station’s Urban Pop retail spaces are under construction and are expected to open by Thanksgiving, says Comstock. The major retail tenant, Founding Farmers restaurant, is slated to open in late 2016.

The leasing center for BLVD apartments, which expects occupancy early next year, is now open on the plaza, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.

Photos: Top, crane at Reston Station; Bottom, rendering of finished office building courtesy of Comstock.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Another new contribution to gridlock in Reston but, hey, why would the developer care?

    • Bolshevik

      There really is no Reston. There is Great Falls South, unincorporated Herndon, and a bunch of “transit-oriented” faux city high-rises scattered among warehouses and single story office parks. Oh and the CIA HR building 😉

      • TRS

        Where is the CIA HR building?

        • Greg

          Across the street from the new RTC metro station and what used to be called the Reston Executive Center.

  • Paulette Lincoln-Baker

    Who the hell would want to lease an apartment at BLVD right now knowing you have 2 years of construction crap to listen to?

    • meh

      at least construction noise stops at night, when you live in hunters woods you get to hear police sirens, men yelling at each other, women yelling at their kids, and dogs barking at all hours.

  • clambj

    Complain, complain, complain. Murmur, murmur, murmur. Veiled or not so veiled racist comment, racist comment, racist comment. And thus goes the RestonNow comment section every time no matter the topic. At least it’s the same five idiots every time so there is hope out there people.

    • Mike M

      Hope? You mean hope that the sheeple shall prevail? Is that hope? You are free to explain your disagreement with anyone posting here. Or you can “whine and murmur” about their comments which is exactly what you have done above. I see hope in that people have an opinion about what is going on around them and they express their thoughts.

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      • Kill Bill

        I think you meant to say wedding. Otherwise your comment is spot on.

        When the dinosaurs fell at the end of the Cretaceous, they were not a senile, moribund group that played out its evolutionary options. Rather they were vigorous, still diversifying into new orders and producing a variety of bigbrained carnivores with the highest grade of intelligence yet present on land.

  • Tolliver E. Barr

    The office vacancy rate in NoVa is already sky-high; this will just exacerbate it.

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