Reston Town Center Metro Station Approval Process Continues

by Dave Emke February 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm 7 Comments

The Fairfax County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Feb. 23 as the approval process for the Reston Town Center Metro station continues.

The special exemption application for the south entrance pavilion of the station calls for modifying a zoning ordinance that requires 15 percent open space to require only 5 percent. According to the site plan:

“The applicants state that the boundary for the SE area is highly constrained in order to avoid adverse impact to future development of adjacent properties and to ensure that the development of the proposed mass transit facilities remain in harmony with the adjacent development. The site design and layout is consistent with the design of the other entrance pavilion areas along the Silver Line.”

The new station’s entrance pavilion is slated to look nearly identical to the pavilion at the Wiehle-Reston East station.

The Metro station was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors last year. It is part of Metro’s Silver Line Phase 2, with a projected opening date in 2020.

If recommended, the Board of Supervisors will hear the special exemption application on March 14.

Graphics via project site plan

  • Arielle in NoVA

    2020? Geez, that’s a long time from now 🙁

    • Edward Calvert

      Maybe 45 can get involved to get it in time and on budget.

  • Mike M

    Approval processes do just that. They proceed to approval.

    • JoeInReston

      The North Korean justice system couldn’t be any less deterministic.

      • Mike M

        Well, they don’t waste anyone’s time or insult anyone’s intelligence with “public hearings.”

  • Scott

    We need a variance approval to get a train running that will cost tax-payers millions?
    Don’t you want to hear what the request is?

  • Scott

    Queue Ken Plum editorial extolling the courage of the zoning board to facilitate suburban rail. Rules only apply if they don’t get in the way of the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of government.



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