Board of Supervisors Defers Vote on Application For New Hotel

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) this week deferred a vote that could impact a developer’s application to build a new hotel in a section of the parking lot at Reston’s Lake Fairfax Business Park.

A vote on the necessary rezoning that would allow the project to move forward was on the BOS agenda Tuesday, but the vote has now been postponed to May 15 at 3:30 p.m. According to the BOS website:

“The PCAs and RZ application are needed to remove the property from the Lake Fairfax Business Park approvals and allow development of the existing surface parking lot on the property into an approximately 98,500 square foot twenty-four hour suite-style hotel to its own set of independent proffers. The Special Exceptions will permit the hotel and increase the permitted Floor Area Ration (FAR) from .50 to .67 (within the allowable range of up to .70).”

In other words the developers, TH Holding Company LLC, want the hotel to be considered separately from the business park, and be subject to its own zoning and permit regulations. County planning documents indicate that city staff members want some portions of the application to be denied.

The current plans for the hotel outline 299 parking spaces, including 149 spots for hotel guests and employees, and an outdoor terrace that would sit next to the hotel’s main entrance and face toward 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.

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