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Sneak Peek: Reston Station’s BLVD Apartments

by Karen Goff — December 7, 2015 at 11:30 am 11 Comments

Construction crews are very busy at Comstock’s BLVD Apartments at Reston Station, where they expect the first residents will move in in mid-February.

The 450 luxury apartments will be the first major building at Reston Station, which is adjacent to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. More housing, a hotel and office buildings are planned for the mixed-use development. Founding Farmers restaurant has signed a lease for the retail space.

BLVD’s leasing center, located on the plaza at Reston Station, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Rents will start at about $1,900 a month for a studio to more than $3,000 for a three-bedroom plus den model. There are a number of floorplans available.

Among the features and amenities:

  • Stainless steel, gas appliances, hardwood laminate floors, quartz countertops and other high-end finishes in all units.
  • A concierge lounge, business center, and cold-storage space for grocery delivery, as well as an exercise room and yoga/martial arts space.
  • 20 percent (88 units) of the apartments are priced for workforce housing.
  • A ninth-floor “skypark” with green space.
  • Penthouse-level lounge, pool, media lounge, dog walk and demonstration kitchen with 360-degree views.

The building will open in stages, with the first eight floors available for occupancy Feb. 15, says leasing manager Evan Schluederberg. Upper floors should be available in mid-April, he said.

Residents of the building will be Reston Association members. Comstock has paid RA $650,000 in developer contributions, $300,000 of which is an association initiation fee under a new membership fee structure for buildings along the Dulles Toll Road, which were not previously RA property.

Residents will not have to pay the annual RA assessment fee but they will be offered an optional $350 annual recreational package to gain access to RA’s pools, tennis courts and other amenities for members.

When and if the building goes condo, residents will pay 50 percent of the RA full-member assessment, under the agreement between RA and Comstock.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    So, the refrigerator door has a ding in it and neither the dishwasher nor a rangehood/microwave has been installed. I’m thinking that this unit is going to need some TLC in order to be move-in ready.

    • Karen Goff

      Units are nowhere near move-in ready. I may take that photo down if that is what it is implying. They all still need flooring, some appliances, paint, etc.

  • Ming the Merciless

    The “skypark” looks depressing. But no doubt this “greenspace” will appeal to the type of halfwit who voted for the Tetra purchase “because greenspace”.

    • GB

      what? “The one was green space at any cost.” This is “Greenspace? I suppose we need some”.

      But your comment still counts as a complaint, even if it doesn’t make much sense, so +1.

    • Greg

      With this El Nino weather, one would think the greenspace would be greener.

  • Greg

    What are the rents and sizes of the “workforce housing” units and what qualifies one for such status?

    • Karen Goff

      There is a formula. You would have to ask Comstock specifically. Here is the county info http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/adu/income_limits_adu_2013.pdf All new development is required to have at least 12 percent as workforce housing.

      • Greg

        The “workforce” is a formula? We fail to comprehend how those “new to the area” or earn “modest incomes” (whatever that means) deserve subsidized housing. After all, those earning north of $216,000 live in Fairfax County subsidized housing.

        Further, tt’s mid December 2015. Is there more recent listing?

        Comstock is not among those referenced by our highly efficient, A+++ rated (Best of the Web, Digital Counties Survey 2015 award winner) county government’s (or cltnetworg’s) listing of 23+ months ago.

        WORKFORCE DWELLING UNIT RENTAL PROGRAM
        PARTICIPATING PROPERTIES (AS OF JANUARY 2014)…

  • Sally Forth

    “When and if the building goes condo, residents will pay 50 percent of the RA full-member assessment, under the agreement between RA and Comstock.”

    Say what???? How does this happen? I suggest in the interests of fairness and common sense, that RA also allow the condos for seniors at Thoreau Place and other similar places also to pay only 1/2 of the going rate. Those folks rarely use RA facilities, are on limited incomes and certainly deserve as much consideration as Comstock residents. The Comstock ‘donation’ to Tetra certainly has grown legs, eh? Sad and ridiculous to have made this deal with the devil for a project such as Tetra that will also benefit primarily the rich residents of Lake Newport. Say, RA, how’s the renovation of that dump going? Now that would be an news story to cover; including all of the expenses incurred trying to get that place up to any standard for public use – yet to be decided! What a prudent use of member funds. NOT
    .

  • Guest

    One of the ugliest high-rise residential buildings I’ve EVER seen–and we’re talking decades. Two thumbs WAY down!
    Looks like a 16-story version of the German concrete bunker defenses at Normandy –with windows and a pool. Something from the Nazi surrealizht architecture movement, I think. (And hopefully no machine guns or artillery, but who knows these days.)

  • Jean Luc Picard

    It is a Borg Ship, built to house worker drones. All of Reston will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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