Day Care Site May be Redeveloped as Assisted Living Center

by Karen Goff October 27, 2016 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

Good Beginnings School

A Reston-based senior living company has filed plans to build a new facility at 11501 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston.

Kensington Senior Development, LLC’s application was received by the Fairfax County Planning Department last week.

According to the application, Kensington Senior Development has filed a Planned Residential Community (PRC) plan concurrent with a Special Exception for an assisted living facility at that address, which is about 675 feet east of the intersection with Soapstone Drive.

Currently located at 11501 Sunrise Valley is Good Beginnings School, a private preschool, day care and kindergarten. The building has not been sold. The redevelopment plans do not include the Sunrise Valley Convenience Center stores next door.

Kensington currently operates assisted living communities in  Kensington, MDSierra Madre, CARedwood City, CAMontclair, NJFalls Church, VA; and White Plains, NY.

  • June Smith

    Wednesday evening I had to work until 6:00 at a business in the Reston Town Center. My drive home to Hunters Woods – about 3 miles away – took 45 minutes …. that’s right folks 45 minutes.

    Tell me again how outbuilidng Reston is going to benefit people who live in Reston? Traffic is gridlock now – I shudder to think what it will be like when the “new Reston” brings in another 25 thousand people (residents and people coming into Reston to work) – each wanting a piece of our inadequate roads.

    We are becoming like Tysons Corner – and that is not a good thing

    • Greg

      30 years ago people said the same thing. Reston Town Center was a barrens with some light woods and there was only what’s now the Home Depot (without the strip shops surrounding it) between Baron Cameron and Leesburg Pike. Reston Parkway didn’t exist and Reston Avenue was a two-lane country road.

      • ah

        I was there.

  • Nyla J.

    No more residential, assisted or not. Residents need a reason to start to walk around, otherwise this is going to be Tyson’s. Suggestions for that location: a shop that isn’t terrible, a cafe, small grocery, restaurant. Or keep the school!

  • Greg

    That’s a prime location; I am surprised that there’s not a high rise (or ten) on the way there.


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