Sneak Peek: Reston’s Development Laid Out in Renderings

by Karen Goff April 21, 2016 at 10:00 am 20 Comments

Reston’s development pipeline was laid out on display boards Wednesday at South Lakes High School as Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins presented “Reston’s Blueprint for the Future.”

“There’s a lot going on in Reston,” she said. “The applicants are anzious to move forward. This is a good chance to give people a peek and give them a sense [of development plans].”

One plan not yet on the books is Boston Properties’ vision for a 20-acre parcel between the current Reston Town Center and the future Reston Town Center Metro station, scheduled to open in 2020.

BP’s Peter Otteni said the preliminary plans for the space, which current houses two office buildings, is transit-oriented development with a Floor-Area ratio of 3 to 4 (an indicator of density).

BP’s preliminary plans include a hotel, office, residential and a large park in the middle.

Otteni says the park will be more than twice as large at Town Square Park at Reston Town Center,

“It’s not just a nod to open space,” he said of the expanse that would connect the rail station all the way through to the W&OD and then over to town center. “It will be a major park.”

Another new development sketched out is the transformation of Reston Crescent, an office park at Reston Parkway and Sunrise Valley Drive. This development concept by Brookfield connects the south entrance of the Reston Town Center station to mid-rise and high-rise housing, along with plans for a hotel.

On the south side of the Wiehle-Reston East Metro, plans have been filed for housing at what now is an office park at Wiehle Avenue, Sunrise Valley Drive and Centennial Park Drive.

Planners will keep the existing buildings and parking garage, as well as a Cardinal Bank branch, and build to mid-rise residential buildings and a hotel at the site.

Also in the renderings stage: housing at 1831 Michael Faraday Court. This industrial/office block less than a half-mile from Wiehle-Reston East could be transformed into 230 multi-family units and 13 townhouses

See this previous Reston Now story for a comprehensive list of planned development.

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