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County Board to Vote On 20-Story Renaissance Centro Condominiums Project

by Fatimah Waseem March 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm 10 Comments

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a plan to redevelop a three-story office building on 1801 Old Reston Avenue into a 20-story condominium building.

The board will consider Renaissance Centro, a 150-unit project that includes 24 units for workforce housing in exchange for 24 units in bonus density, on Tuesday. A public hearing is scheduled for around 3:30 p.m.

On Feb. 22, the Fairfax County Planning Commission passed the project with a 10-0 vote and two abstentions. Concerns about the intensity of development on the 1.5-acre site as well as the distribution of workforce housing and associated parking surfaced from members.

If approved, the project would line Old Reston Avenue with three adjacent residential buildings, including Harrison at Reston Town Center and Stratford Condominiums.

  • Greg

    “If approved…”

    When is more like it.

  • 30yearsinreston

    Another Hudgins slap in the face to residents and a gift to developers

    • Wolfytoo

      How well I agree…

  • Lynne Mulston

    Could someone explain to me how this project is PRM? A re-read of Reston’s GOALS:
    1. To build a community-a place where people can live, work and play
    without leaving their community. Where cultural, educational and
    recreational facilities are within easy reach of all residents.
    2. To
    provide a complete range of housing within each neighborhood to meet
    the needs of everyone who wants to live in Reston regardless of age,
    race, income, education and family status.
    3. To include
    recreational, cultural and educational facilities as an integral part of
    the community plan-easily accessible to both children and adults.
    4. To plan with people in mind-not with the impersonal idea of providing as many units as the zoning laws will allow.
    To create an aesthetically pleasing environment for residents, where
    architectural structures complement the beauty of the natural land and
    open space is within walking distance of every
    home and apartment.
    6.To make Reston a financial success

    I hope the Board of Supervisors pays special attention to Goal #4!

    • 30yearsinreston

      Hudgins goal#1 : more ‘workforce housing’

      All other goals are irrelevant

    • Donald

      Unfortunately, as I understand, it is not a part of the Reston Association PRC. It is a part of the Reston Town Center Association.


  • Geo

    Wow traffic is going to suck on temporary rd/ old Reston. And what about all those cars? Even with the cropped photo you can tell the parking lot is full since it’s for harrison residents next door.

    • 30yearsinreston

      It is already chocked
      The only egress is on the corner of Temporary Road/Old Reston Avenue
      planned Temporary Rd Bike Lanes will further restrict driving lanes
      North shore drive is already jammed with parking by construction workers and Summit condo residents

      Another epic Hudgins failure
      Too bad she isnt leaving sooner

  • Sorkin

    So much NIMBY grousing! I’m a long-time Reston resident, and I support the Renaissance Centro development. We (Reston) were fortunate enough to get 2 Metro stations, so we should be willing to accept the development that comes along with those stations. I think well-planed, concentrated development along Metro corridors is a good thing. Good for the county, good for the region, and good for Reston.

  • Wolfytoo

    With all this new development, wonder how much the County is “giving away the store” in terms of tax breaks…North County said it cannot do anything about the homeless tents scattered all over..no money (across the street from No County offices…along the W&OD, etc) ? Where are the property taxes going from all the new buildings being erected and occupied???


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