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Plan Calls for 260 Residences Along Sunrise Valley Near Metro

by Karen Goff February 4, 2016 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

Lincoln at Commerce Park/Credit: Fairfax County

Another residential building is being planned for the area around the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station.

Wiehle Station Venures LLC, has filed rezoning and development plans for Lincoln Commerce Park at Commerce Park Drive, Association Drive and Sunrise Valley Drive.
The application seeks to develop a surface parking lot and turn it into 260 residential units across the street from the Sunrise Valley convenience center, and, beyond that, Reston National Golf Course.

The property is also close to Soapstone Drive, where a future Potential site of residential devleopmenttoll road crossing is planned.

A portion of the property (approximately 1.99 acres) will remain Industrial District I-3 and provide parking for the condo office building.

The developer is seeking a special exception to to permit commercial off-street parking to serve the office condo building.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for May 12.

This is one of several potential developments located south of the Dulles Toll Road.

Among the others in the works (mostly still in the first steps of development applications):

Major development Commerce Park, which is adjacent to the Lincoln Commerce Park project.

That plan calls for 500 residential units, a hotel, office and retail. CESC Commerce Executive Park, L.L.C. has a rezoning/final development plan, concurrent with special exception amendment for 1850 Centennial Park Drive, 11400 Commerce Park Drive, and 11440 Commerce Park Drive to rezone from light industrial to Planned Development Commercial to permit the development of the multifamily buildings, as well as the 175-room hotel, a 400,000-square-foot office building and additional retail.

Two existing office buildings will be retained (totaling 356,496 square
feet). The Application also includes an option to convert the proposed hotel to multifamily residential, and the proposed new office building to multifamily residential and/or hotel.

A plan by Sekas Homes for 37 townhomes on the site of the former American Press Institute building

JBG’s application for building 504 residential units and other development at 1831 Wiehle Ave., currently an office building.

Farther down Sunrise Valley, Reston Heights’ second phase of development is underway. That development by JBG — called VY at Reston Heights — will have 498 residential units in mid-rise buildings and a 10-story building that mixes office space, parking and retail space.

  • Knowitall

    The (EVLS) Electromagnetic Vehicle Launch System, designed by General Atomics, injects automobiles into the tollroad using electromagnetic power, a significant improvement self-propelled, polluting car engines. According to housing development officials the initial cost of this development will be transferred to the resident as part of an HOA package. Exact cost estimates are unclear at this time.

    • Ming the Merciless

      The Reston Association noted, “A quorum of households voted for this stupidly expensive, totally cost-ineffective idea because we convinced them it was good for the environment, or something, so it’s a done deal now, suckers, bwahahaha!”

  • Mike M

    This is just in time. The traffic on Sunset Hills is getting far too light. I know someone who works in East Herndon and lives in East Reston. Evening commute can take an hour. This will surely help!

  • Chuck Morningwood

    260 residences, eh? That translates into another 400-500 cars registered in 20190.

    • Dean

      lol. You think Millenials drive. That’s cute.

  • Robert Pew

    Workers at the Sunrise Valley convenience center lease space in the parking lot that will be developed. This is done because there is a shortage of parking space in their parking lot across Sunrise Valley Drive. This should make the businesses in the convenience center face a loss of revenue, The dental office may lose patients because of the lack of parking. There is no other parking nearby.

  • TBex

    Right on top of the metro and a quick bike ride from Reston Town Center? These homes sound great. Maybe I’ll move there once the whiny jerks on this blog finally give up and take their precious cars far far away from here.

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