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County Officials Approve Lofts at Reston Station Development

by Jennifer van der Kleut — November 15, 2016 at 11:05 am 7 Comments

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors earlier this month endorsed a developer’s application for 44 new residential homes known as the Lofts At Reston Station, near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.

Supervisors are touting the Lofts as “a new urban neighborhood,” and the first development of its kind in the area northeast of the Metro stop, according to an announcement from the county.

Pulte Homes will bring the Lofts to 1.58 acres at 1825 Michael Faraday Dr., south of Sunset Hill Drive, which is just a third of a mile from the Metro station’s north entrance. The space is currently occupied by a one-story office building and a parking lot.

Lofts at Reston Station/Credit: Fairfax CountyThe 44 new homes will consist of 12 townhomes and 32 apartment units.

The development, according to the county, will “begin to establish the local street grid for this area of Reston,” which is a highly-sought-after area for developers as construction continues on the Silver Line.

Pulte will extend Michael Faraday Drive and Reston Station Boulevard along their property.

“Reston Station Boulevard is planned as the new ‘main street’ for the area surrounding Wiehle,” according to the county. “This road is intended to connect properties on the east to the station, and the plan envisions this road stretching west of the station to Plaza America.”

Supervisors also said Pulte will contribute $44,000 toward construction of a future traffic light at Reston Station Boulevard and Michael Faraday Drive.

  • 30yearsinreston

    What a shocker!
    Who.could have guessed they would approve another developers plan

    • Reston Realist

      Why are you complaining? They are going to contribute $44,000 to fix the traffic problem…. what a joke!

      • Arielle in NoVA

        How much *does* a set of traffic lights for an intersection cost, anyway?

        • Reston Realist

          Depending on the complexity of the intersection: Typically between $100k to $250k

          • Arielle in NoVA

            Thanks.

  • Richard

    another award winning design that’s sure to win the “most pedestrian” citation for thoughtful contextual simplistic commonplace and generally boring response to fill the most space allowed by the County

    • Guest

      Judging by their McMansions, Pulte Homes is the perfect choice to design condos to look like they used to be a warehouse. People can visit for a dose of nostalgia after the Spectrum is redeveloped.

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