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Sunrise Valley Drive Office Building Demolition Now Underway

by Dave Emke — June 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm 8 Comments

Work has begun to take down a six-story office building at 11720 Sunrise Valley Drive, making room for 54 townhomes in what will soon be a bustling residential area.

Located just east of JBG’s Reston Heights development, the 69,000-square-foot building was bought by Rooney Properties in 2013. A sale of the property to Toll Brothers was reported in April.

The new development is planned to have a quarter-acre pocket park located north of a private street that will run through the center of the property. The park will include benches, a butterfly garden, public art and more.

Developers also plan to build six-foot sidewalks along Sunrise Valley Drive and Roland Clarke Place to help make pedestrian connections to Silver Line Metro stations. The plan also incorporates a separate, 10-foot wide path for bicycles along Sunrise Valley Drive.

The entrance to the community will be on Roland Clarke Place. The developers have a dedicated right of way for a future traffic signal at the corner of Sunrise Valley and Roland Clarke.

The destruction of the building comes about nine months after the American Press Institute building, just across Roland Clarke Place at 11690 Sunrise Valley Drive, was brought down. Sekas Homes is now working to construct 34 townhouses and 10 condos on that site, forming the future Sunrise Square cluster.

The frames of the first row of townhomes there are in place, and signage in front of the property advertises an August move-in date for new tenants. Rooney Properties owns that development as well.

  • Mike M

    If you want to get a good sense of Reston “now” and in the near future, try to take in the sight of this destruction and the high density construction going on right next store. Right up the hill see the “curb-to-curb” development that will look like the Great Wall of Sunset Hills.

    • 40yearsinreston

      The bunker was an eyesore

      • John Higgins

        Perhaps, but the bunker site is the one Mike refers to as “next door”. I don’t have much of an eye for architecture, but the one now being demolished struck me as quite attractive. I actually welcome residential in place of commercial for that area; I just wish the design trend was less boring.

        • CE

          They should leave it like it is in the picture. I think that’s beautiful. Also leave electricity connected with that light on.

  • Waitwhat

    So many bustling residential areas. Bustle bustle bustle. Then try to get anywhere.

  • Greg

    Every new townhouse is a flat-roof model?

    • Mike M

      I think they are trying to capture the thriving spirit of Depression Era tenement rows.

  • comfortinmycar

    Leaving Reston for green pastures and Rocky Mountains Southeastern Idaho!
    So long! 😉

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