VY at Reston Heights Gets Ceremonial Groundbreaking

by Karen Goff February 19, 2016 at 11:00 am 14 Comments

Ceremonial shovels of dirt were turned on Thursday at the site of The JBG Companies’ second phase of development at Reston Heights.

The real dirt has been churning for months, since the former Reston International Center convenience center’s shops, as well as the free-standing Chili’s Bar & Grill and a bank building, were demolished late last year.

What JBG is building in their place is VY, a 385-unit apartment community, as well as 89,000 square feet of retail.

The 483,000 square foot mixed-use VY is a continuation of JBG’s Reston Heights, which already includes the Westin Reston Heights, the Sheraton Reston, the Mercer Condos and office buildings along Sunrise Valley Drive.

JBG says it is planning active community spaces integrated throughout walkable retail, including a public plaza lined with outdoor dining, a play area and an amphitheater for programmed events.

“Reston continues to be a thriving submarket, and JBG is pleased to be expanding our strong presence here,” said JBG Principal Greg Trimmer. “VY at Reston Heights will be an active destination with social public spaces, new living options, and new shopping and dining for all of Reston.”

So far, the project has signed one major retail tenant: 24-Hour Fitness.

A JBG spokesman previously said VY is an abbreviation of “very.”

  • Ha

    A JBG spokesman previously said VY is an abbreviation of “very.”

    The name is VY STPD.

    • Greg

      Luv it!

  • Brad

    I miss Reston Kabob.

    • Victoria

      My husband still weeps when Reston Kabob is mentioned.

    • Scott H

      Not as convenient, but their other location, Grill Kabob, in Herndon is identical.

  • Mike M

    We can see from the rendering, traffic will be light. I guess everyone will be taking Metro. No wonder Kathy Hudgins is smiling! What a wonderful world! Ooooooh yeah!

    • Sam

      I live a mile from here and traffic is normally very light on Sunrise, unless of course it’s 5 pm on a weekday. Same goes for most roads in Northern Virginia.

      • Mike M

        I count rush hour. Both of them. I count them twice when I have to sit through two or more light cycles.

        But no worries. All the planned development will “fix” that “light” traffic for ya.

  • Nate_VA

    They look like apartment blocks in Eastern Europe. Yuck.

    • vdiv

      Hey now!
      They look like the apartment blocks at Mosaic. Those in Eastern Europe are a lot taller, have a lot more steel-reinforced concrete, and are much uglier 😉

  • TheRealODB


  • Wings!!

    With all this new development coming to Reston, we are going to need a Hooters.


  • John Higgins

    I like it. What an improvement over the rear view of the cinder block mini-mall and vacant parking lot.

  • LakeAnne Resident

    And in the other news, the redevelopment of Lake Anne is. . .


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