Tall Oaks Redevelopment Project Goes Before Design Review Board Again Tuesday

by Dave Emke October 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm 8 Comments

At its meeting Tuesday night (agenda), Reston’s Design Review Board will discuss specific plans for the residential and commercial aspects of the upcoming Tall Oaks Village Center redevelopment.

The project was last brought before the DRB in August, at which time the general landscape and architecture plans for the project were approved. Next week, the developers will be looking for approval of several other aspects of the plans, including the final landscape plan, the comprehensive sign plan, the lighting plan and material specifications.

Included in the final landscape plans is exercise and playground equipment, as well as a putting green. Site furnishings up for discussion include artistic bike racks and custom bus shelters. Three entry signs and a directional sign will be considered as well.

See the full residential presentation from applicant Jefferson Apartment Group and architect KTGY here.

The redevelopment plans call for 156 homes (a mix of townhomes, 2-over-2 townhomes and multifamily buildings), community space, 8,500 square foot of retail and about 6,000 square feet of office space. The end result will be the first such overhaul of one of Reston’s original village centers.

The 70,000-square-foot center was 86 percent empty by the time the redevelopment was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in July 2016. Jefferson had conducted a market study that showed attracting a new retail anchor was not an option.

  • Nyla J.

    A putting green? Now we’re talking!

    • 40yearsinreston

      They should turn the Lake White Elephant into one
      Or into a dog park

  • TheKingJAK

    They could’ve easily anchored it with a Trader Joe’s, but they obviously wanted to pack as much profit into it as possible.

    • Donald

      I don’t think Trader Joe’s would say that would be a viable idea.


    • Willie Reston

      Not sure if your post was intended as a joke, but there’s already a Trader Joe’s that’s less than a ten minute drive from Tall Oaks.

      • reasonable reston resident

        I don’t think TheKingJAK understands economics or development.

    • Greg

      No grocery store, ever, has worked at Tall Oaks. Even c-stores, gyms, and junk-food outlets failed.

  • Greg

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