New Hotel Could Replace Parking Lot in Lake Fairfax Business Park

by Fatimah Waseem February 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm 9 Comments

A four-story hotel could replace surface parking in Lake Fairfax Business Park.

TH Holding Company is seeking to build a 98,500 square foot hotel with 138 rooms next to the headquarters of Thompson Hospitality (1741 Business Center Drive), its retail food and facilities management company.

Reston’s Planning and Zoning Committee will vote on the proposal on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The plan outlines 299 parking spaces, including 149 spots for hotel guests and employees. An outdoor terrace will sit next to the hotel’s main entrance and towards the neighboring office building.

The plan is designed to transition into a future street that would connect Business Center Drive to Michael Faraday Drive. Reston’s comprehensive plan proposes a local street running along the southwest border of the site.

Although redevelopment does not require this additional step, the company is designing the south side of the site in order to “easily integrate into the ultimate grid of streets,” according to the proposal.

The proposed development is expected to generate 775 weekday daily trips and 929 daily trips.

A map showing the location of Thompson Hospitality and the adjacent parking lot is below:

Photo via handout

  • Mike M

    Strange place to put a hotel unless you figure the whole vicinity will see significant redevelopment.

    • Greg

      It’s only a matter of time.

    • Richard

      The business is there now. Plenty of short-term and long-term visitors to those commercial and government offices back in there. Add in general Reston visitors and advertise proximity to Metro and you’re in business.

      • Mike M

        We shall see. It’s an odd location and not close to Metro unless you run a shuttle.

  • Walter Hadlock

    This seems more than a little bit out of the way for a hotel.

  • 30yearsinreston

    At least its not a ‘iconic’ 20 storey fire trap with a stupid label

    Any rooms set aside for long term ‘workforce housing’?

    • Greg

      At least 20%!

      I mean, look at it! It’s certainly ugly enough to get approved, isn’t it?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Why not put in a park? Pretty soon this place will be so packed that people will pay to use such a facility.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    It’s actually not such a bad place for a hotel, for the occasional SkateQuest competition or big hockey game. Some folks do travel a long distance for those. It’s close to the Metro and they could have shuttle buses.

    Appreciate that they’re making it road-ready for a cut-through to Michael Faraday.
    That would be pretty handy.

    Would like to see, as Chuck suggested, some of the land used as a park/recreation area – even a small one.


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