Another developer has plans for residential units near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.
The Washington Business Journal reports that a subsidiary of TF Cornerstone is looking to build several residential buildings on 11.6 acres at 1900 and 1902 Campus Commons Drive. That’s just east of the intersection of Wiehle Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive, south of the Dulles Toll Road and about a quarter-mile from the station.
According to the WBJ report, the developer looks to add:
- two high-rise residential buildings between 20 and 28 stories
- a seven-story multifamily building
- either 26 townhouses or a six-story residential building with 8,000 square feet of retail
In total, this could add nearly 1,100 residential units to the property.
The property is already the home of two six-story office buildings, which would remain. A rezoning application to convert the property to mixed use has been submitted to Fairfax County.
This is just another in an ever-growing list of residential projects proposed in the portion of the Transit Station Area east of Wiehle Avenue. Others include:
- The JBG/1831 Wiehle project, which would bring 1,300 to 1,500 new residences on six parcels between Wiehle Avenue and Michael Faraday Drive
- 175 multifamily units and 13 townhouses at 11111 Sunset Hills Road, just east of Michael Faraday Drive and adjacent to the JBG/1831 Wiehle project
- a seven-story, 261-apartment building at 1808 Michael Faraday Court
- The Lofts at Reston Station, 44 residences at 1825 Michael Faraday Drive (approved by Fairfax County in October)
Numerous additional projects are also in the works on the west side of Wiehle Avenue and down the Sunrise Valley Drive corridor. In 2014, Fairfax County reworked Reston’s land-use plan to encourage such development in the area of the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station, as well as the future Reston Town Center and Herndon stations.
“In the future, the three station areas could become home to a total of 30 million square feet in offices and 28,000 housing units,” the county said in its announcement of the plan’s revision.
The dozens of residents in attendance at Monday’s Reston Planning & Zoning Committee meeting were asked to raise their hands if they oppose the county’s plan to increase density limits in the Reston Planned Residential Community District.
The response was practically unanimous.
After hearing — many for the second time, after a May 3 meeting — the Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning’s presentation, numerous attendees spoke up to share their concerns. One of the most repeated was a thought about the seemingly short timeline of the county’s plan to amend the zoning ordinance.
“The County and the community need to understand the implications for Reston of the zoning ordinance amendment and quite possibly amend it so that it is consistent with Reston’s vision and planning principles,” said Terry Maynard, co-chair of the Reston 20/20 committee and an outspoken opponent of the proposal. “This will take time, not the headlong rush the County and Board [of Supervisors] seem to be in to get this amendment passed with three public meetings in three weeks this month.”
The third public meeting on the DPZ’s proposal is slated for Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Lake Anne Elementary School (11510 North Shore Drive). The DPZ says it is hoping to bring the plan before the Board of Supervisors in July, followed by a Planning Commission public hearing in September and the Board public hearing in October.
The DPZ says the current limitation of 13 persons per acre in the Reston PRC “cannot support the amended Master Plan.” It is planning to recommend the Board of Supervisors change that limit to 16 persons per acre. It says that would allow for up to 18,737 more people in the long term, beyond the current cap.
Reston’s PRC District is currently at about 11.9 persons per acre.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office today issued a statement celebrating the announcement that Windward Consulting is expanding its headquarters in Herndon.
The business, which helps large organizations manage their data centers and networks, will invest $825,000 to expand its headquarters at 2291 Wood Oak Drive, creating 97 new jobs in the process. McAuliffe called this a success for Fairfax County and Virginia as a whole.
“Northern Virginia has long served as a catalyst for the booming IT sector, and Windward Consulting’s entrepreneurial success in Fairfax County is evidence that the industry continues to gain momentum,” the governor said. “We thank Windward for the addition of nearly 100 new, 21st century jobs and for being part of our ongoing efforts to diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”
The global consultancy has been in business, based in Herndon, since 1997. Sean McDermott, Windward’s founder and CEO, said the continued growth of the Dulles Technology Corridor has been instrumental in the company’s successes.
The job creation will be supported by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
According to its website, Windward was selected in 2001 by a member of the intelligence community to bring commercial best practices to the federal government. Since, they say, Windward has “grown a significant presence within the federal government and continues to provide innovative solutions to the Department of Defense, intelligence community and other civilian agencies.”
City of Fairfax Police say a Herndon man made “repeated harassing telephone calls” to a restaurant in the city.
The manager of New York Pizza Factory (11143 Lee Highway) contacted police just before 3 a.m. Sunday to report a man had been repeatedly calling the business. Police say the suspect, 27-year-old Christopher Whayne Eberly of Nathaniel Oaks Drive, was contacted by their Field Operations Division and he “spoke profanely to an officer.”
Eberly was charged with harassing phone calls and vulgar language over the telephone. He was released on his own recognizance.
In other recent crime news, a Herndon man was charged with indecent exposure in the town. Police say 54-year-old Thomas Richard Hogan was seen May 3 in the vestibule of a building in the 600 block of Center Street, “naked from the waist down.” Hogan was released to the custody of a family member.
Also in Herndon, a 48-year-old woman was charged last week by Fairfax County Police with shoplifting from the Kohl’s store on Centreville Road. Police say Dhana Ramaswami briefly struggled with an officer at about 3:30 p.m. May 9 before she was arrested on charges of grand larceny and resisting arrest.
Other crimes reported by FCPD’s Reston District Station in the past week include:
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, property from vehicle
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, gun from vehicle
2200 block of Castle Rock Square, phone from park
1200 block of Cobble Pond Way, packages from residence
900 block of Locust Street, cellphone from school
2300 block of Soapstone Drive, bicycle from residence
11100 block of South Lakes Drive, gift cards from business
1000 block of Utterback Store Road, property from vehicle
400 block of Walker Road, jewelry from residence
11900 block of Winterthur Lane, license plate from vehicle
Anyone with information about any of the incidents reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).
This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.
Here are some Reston homes that changed hands recently:
11182 Beaver Trail Court, 1BR, 1 BA. Sale Price: $225,000.
11322 Bright Pond Lane, 4BR, 4BA. Sale Price: $825,000.
2052 Eakins Court, 5 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $699,000.
2472 Freetown Drive, 4 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $675,000.
2162 Golf Course Drive, 4BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $423,000.
1720 Lake Shore Crest Drive, 2BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $320,000.
11539 Maple Ridge Road, 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Sale Price: $435,000.
11628 Newbridge Court, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $475,000.
11655 Newbridge Court, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $460,000.
1564 Poplar Grove Drive, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $410,000.
1625 Poplar Grove Drive, 3BR, 2BA. Sale Price: $374,000.
2033 Royal Fern Court, 3 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $249,000.
11760 Sunrise Valley Drive, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $333,200.
1902 Villaridge Drive, 1 BR, 1 BA. Sale Price: $229,900.
2055 Winged Foot Court, 3 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $441,000.
SLHS Students Help at ‘Senior’ Prom — Members of Interact (pictured) recently volunteered at the Senior Senior prom, an annual dance and lunch for senior citizens, and a favorite club activity. [Fairfax County Public Schools]
Water Main Break Still Affecting Herndon Parkway — A water main break Monday afternoon on Herndon Parkway between Spring and Grove streets is still being patched this morning. The inner loop is open to one-way traffic; the outer loop remains closed. Water service restoration is underway and is expected to be completed later this morning. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. [Town of Herndon/Facebook]
Lake Fairfax Picnic Areas Closed Weekdays — Several picnic areas at Lake Fairfax Park will not be available on weekdays through June 30 because of the ongoing stream restoration project at the park, which has been delayed by weather. Rental areas will remain available on weekends. [Fairfax County Park Authority]
Photo courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools