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Report: More Mixed-Use Development In the Works Near Wiehle-Reston East

by RestonNow.com — May 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm 14 Comments

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:

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.

  • Nyla J.

    Who are all these people that want to live in Reston? It’s really not that great.

    • Mike M

      Ms Negative Nyla.

      • Greg

        She does have a point!

  • Chuck Morningwood

    BOHICA, Reston. BOHICA.

  • Generic User

    From the transcript of a recent Fairfax County Board meeting: “Look! There’s a patch of grass over there! Quick, build something on it!!!”

  • Guest

    The Reston we grew up in is gone forever. All the developers are hanging their hats –and future profits and tax benefits–on this Metro Silver Line, which when completed will be overburdened with users. Credit the BoS and county planners with doing the bidding of the developers and speculators. Disgraceful. This is what they called Smart Growth? Nothing but traffic and congestion are in Reston’s future.

    • Mike M

      (Psst! Obama called his foreign policy Smart Power. It was neither. We shoulda seen this development train wreck coming. Just sayin’.)

  • Reston Resident

    Somebody PLEASE run against Cathy Hudgins. Please. Please. Please. I will vote for anybody else.

  • Sam

    How about none of this development is approved until improvements are made to Wiehle/Sunrise/Sunset intersections and the completion of the Soapstone overpass? Wiehle is a mess in the evenings as it is — this will exacerbate it exponentially.

    • Why do you bother?

      You, Sam, are my favorite person of the day.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Obscene. None of this BS should be approved by the BoS.

  • Hieronymus Bosch

    Info is just a click away, be informed – click on the affidavit column for more details.
    http://ldsnet.fairfaxcounty.gov/ldsnet/CurrentInProcessBOS.aspx

  • Chkitout1

    Someone recently told me that all this mega development and paid parking at RTC would not have happened if Robert Simon was alive. Apparently following his death, the county and others have gone crazy. Shame, Reston is slowly being ruined.

    • ClarendonBros

      It was all planned and mostly approved while he was very much alive.

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