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.
The 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.