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On the Docket: 260 Residential Units Near Wiehle-Reston East

by Karen Goff September 21, 2016 at 11:30 am 10 Comments

Rendering of Lincoln Property Co. Project off Sunrise Valley Drive/Credit: Fairfax County

Here comes another redevelopment plan for Sunrise Valley Drive south of the Dulles Toll Road.

Lincoln Property Co. has a Fairfax County Planning Commission public hearing Wednesday for its proposal to turn three acres of parking lot into 260 multifamily residences.

Lincoln at Commerce Park/Credit: Fairfax CountyThe site is bounded by Sunrise Valley, Commerce Park and Association drives, and is very close to where CESC Commerce Park (Vornado) plans a 1.5 million square foot, mixed-use development. That plan, which will feature towers of 22 and 24 stories and 500 residences, has a planning commission hearing on Sept. 28.

Lincoln Property’s project is a seven-story building with trails connecting bikers and walkers to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.

The plans call for a pool and a natural play area, among other amenities. About one-third of an acre will be devoted to pocket parks. There will be a dedicated cycle track fronting Sunrise Valley Drive.

The staff report recommends approval, but addresses concerns about the width of sidewalks and the streetscape on Association Drive and Commerce Park Drive.

The developer will make proffers to the Fairfax County Park Authority of $462,852 for athletic fields. Lincoln has offered an additional $25,000 in “recognition of Comprehensive Plan guidance for onsite publicly accessible open space,” the staff report says.

The complex will have 2 percent of units with Universal Design and 12 percent for Workforce Housing. Lincoln will contribute about $11,000 per expected pupil to Fairfax County Public Schools.

The applicant will also be responsible for building a new internal road and installing a new traffic signal at Sunrise Valley Drive and Commerce Park Drive, as well as contribute to the Reston Transportation Fund.

Read more details in the county planning staff report. The public hearing is at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Photos: Rendering of Lincoln Property Co. project at Sunrise Valley and Association drive; map of location/Credit: Fairfax County

  • Mike M

    Relentless assault continues on the schools, the roads, the current residents, the taxpayers!

    The timing is key. I think the goal is to have all this approved before we get within on year of re-election time for Sharon Bulova and Kathy Hudgins. Reston L-words forget quickly and then march into the polls like zombies in search of the level next to the D.

    • One Really

      Agreed! As i mentioned on a different article these application are already approved. They just need the rubber stamp approval of the planning commission.

  • cRAzy

    Better move up those planned improvements of Wiehle around the Metro station or this will be worse that gridlock.

  • One Really

    “The developer will make proffers to the Fairfax County Park Authority of $462,852 for athletic fields.”

    Assuming the same math from other appilcations.

    260 units x .1 (expected pupils) = 26 x $11,000 per expected pupils = $286,000.
    I am sure the class of 2017 and 2018 at South Lakes paid more than this in parking permit fees (or close).

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I hope my transfer to Denver comes through soon.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly but at least it’s not a high-rise like the Vornado nonsense.

    • Greg

      That red stripe, though!

  • Crunch1969

    Traffic a nightmare now. It will be impossible with this development. All that they seem to be building now are parking garages. Get rid of Popeye ‘ s. .. bring back Chili’s.

  • David

    And will they pay RA fees?

    • Karen Goff

      Yes. All properties built in the former zoned industrial zone will be RA members.

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