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Reston Association Considers Taking Two Residential Projects Under Its Wing

by Fatimah Waseem January 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm 7 Comments

Reston Association is considering a request to add two new developments to its membership.

Proposed additions include Valley & Park, a 54-unit townhouse project on 11720 Sunrise Valley Drive and The Lofts at Reston Station, which will include 32-unit, four-level condominiums and 12 stacked townhouse condominiums at 1825 Michael Faraday Drive.

Both developments will have its own on-site maintenance through a cluster or condominium association.

The developers have committed to pitch in a per unit capital contribution to offset the impact of new members to existing RA infrastructure, according to Larry Butler, RA’s senior director of land use planning. Staff did not disclose the contribution amount in a meeting late last week as negotiations continue.

Valley & Park by Toll Brothers is in the early phases of preparation for construction after a six-story building built in 1985 was razed in June. Located just east of JBG’s Reston Heights development, the 69,000-square-foot building was bought by Rooney Properties in 2013.

The Lofts at Reston Station by Pulte are designed to create “a new urban neighborhood” on 1.5 acres – just a third of a mile from Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Redevelopment projects are planned around the site. The project, which is currently under construction, replaces a one-story industrial building and surface parking.

RA’s Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed additions on Feb. 22.

With its membership in RA, the developments will be subject to various terms, including:

  • The entire property will be subject to the Reston Deed
  • The establishment of a cluster association — Sunrise Square
  • Full payment, per unit of the RA annual assessment
  • A lump sum payment or other initiation fee

Photos via Fairfax County Government

  • Mike M

    Did, . . . did you say wings?

    • Willie Reston

      “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”

      -George W. Bush

  • Walter Hadlock

    Interesting that the developer for The Lofts says it is .3 miles from the Metro stop. After looking at the drawing, that’s if you are a bird and fly in a straight line. It would be more accurate to use the distance via the sidewalks.

  • CitizenComment

    What does “pitch in a per unit fee” mean ? That they are paying a fraction of what others are paying for the same amenities?

    • Hieronymus Bosch

      Read the summary at the bottom of the article – “Full payment, per unit of the RA annual assessment” so they would pay the same fee as anyone else paying the standard RA fee(s).
      The per “unit fee” capital contribution is paid for by the developer(s) – it is often times referred to as a “buy-in” fee to an association to help establish reserves. The new homeowners would also pay a capital contribution fee at settlement to their new Sunrise Square HOA to help establish an operating fund from day one.

  • 5G coming

    To accommodate the new members RA needs to undergo a major paradigm shift. This business of sending account info and passwords in half sealed envelopes is challenging cimmon conventions, other IT practices and in house Inventions also put the community at risk. Shadow and parallel gov orgs are salivating to take control of this infrastructire, its only a matter of time. I suggest all IT operations to fold, lay off everyone with a good benefit package and move tgings to the self service cloud. This can be managed at a fraction of the cost by any of the three renown vendors.

    • 40yearsinreston

      RA IT is already outsourced to vendors
      They, like most RA consultants, are not managed by competent staff

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