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Progress Report: Shovels in Ground at RTC West, But That’s Just the Start

by Karen Goff — August 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm 7 Comments

Rendering of RTC West/Courtesy JBGComing soon at RTC West: a couple of restaurants. Coming in a few years (maybe): more than 700 apartments, one million square feet more of office space and much more retail.

Developer JBG Companies says that the plans for RTC West — the project that is turning several office buildings on Sunset Hills Road near Town Center Parkway into more than 40,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space — is just a “phase one” plan.

The developer has said there is the potential of more than 1 million square feet of development for RTC West. Washington Business Journal recently gave a peek into what the eventual project could be — and found JBG’s proposal calls for the addition of two residential buildings and two office towers

The 13.77-acre property already has  two four-story parking garages, one of which would get a six-story, 125,000-square-foot office addition, JBG said.

The nearly 500,000-square-foot office park would grow by roughly 1.35 million square feet — 675,000 square feet of residential and 675,000 square feet of office.

In the end, expect plans for 702 multifamily units; about 1 million square feet of office space; 91,950 square feet of retail; and more than 3,100 parking spaces.

JBG proposes to construct the new office buildings on the southern side of the property along Sunset Hill Road, for maximum visibility from the Dulles Toll Road, and the residential towers to the northeast, closer to the W&OD and Town Center Parkway, WBJ reports.

RTC West is less than a quarter mile from the future Reston Town Center Metro station, which is scheduled to open in 202o. It also essentially extends development from the station through RTC West and into the existing Reston Town Center.

RTC’s first phase is under construction. The second phase has not yet gone through Fairfax County Planning process.

The first phase of RTC West already has leases signed or a nearly 10,000-square-foot Cooper’s Hawk Winery, Nando’s Peri-Peri and Mezeh Mediterranean Grill. It is expected to open some time in 2017.

RTC West rendering/JBG

  • Greg

    It’s only a matter of time before the two “secret” buildings next door get demolished and replaced with towers.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Wait a second. Isn’t this by the new RTC Metro stop? Why would they need 3100 parking spaces if so many people are going to be using Mass Transit to access the site?

    • Karen Goff

      I think at least half of those would be resident parking.

    • June Smith

      700 apartments going in there .

  • June Smith

    I’m feeling squeezed out. will there be any green space left in “downtown” Reston or are we going to look like the Tysons Corner Asphalt Jungle.

  • Reality

    Maybe we just call it JBG town cuz Reston is dead.

  • nealxg

    Welcome to the urban village of Reston.

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