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by Fatimah Waseem May 11, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Before we head off into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

  1. Honeygrow Set to Open Friday in Reston
  2. Police Investigating Crash Between Cyclist and Van
  3. Preliminary Planning for Silver Line Underpass to Begin This Year
  4. Friday Morning Notes
  5. Fairfax County Supervisors Adopt 2019 Budget

If you have ideas on stories we should cover, email us at [email protected] or submit an anonymous tip. We’re also looking for photos of Reston submitted by readers. Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below.

If you have plans for Mother’s Day on Sunday or plan to take advantage of discounts and deals, enjoy. We hope you have a great weekend.

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

by RestonNow.com May 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

Friday Night Live! (FNL!), Herndon’s free outdoor concert series, returns on Fridays now through August 24. Held on the town green next to the Herndon Municipal Center, the concert series features local bands from across the East Coast.

FNL! is produced by the Herndon Chamber of Commerce and presented by the lead sponsor, Volkswagen Group of America, along with other sponsors like United Bank and Budlight.

Domino’s Pizza and TurCuisine offer food at the event and Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern and Egg Karne provide food on rotating schedules. A featured beer is selected each month.

The schedule for the event, which runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., is below. FNL! will not take place on June 1 due to the Herndon Festival.

File photo by Laura B. Poindexter

by Fatimah Waseem May 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

Expanded and upgraded sidewalks are planned on South Lakes Drive between Green Keepers Court and Twin Branches Road.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will provide information about the proposal at Reston Association’s Design Review Board on Tuesday (May 15) at 7 p.m. in Reston Association’s Conference Center.

In total, roughly 3,600 feet of sidewalk will be installed in the area, along with a bus shelter on Green Watch Way. Upgrades to curb ramps and six bus stops with ADA-compliant loading pads are also planned.

The project is divided into three segments: from Greenkeepers Court to Pond View Court, from Salt Kettle Way to Ridge Heights Road and from South Lakes Drive at Twin Branches Road.

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to rebuild the traffic signal at the intersection of South Lakes Drive and Twin Branches Road. Currently, a sidewalk does not extend to the intersection.

Land acquisition is expected to begin in the fall and be complete by fall 2019. Construction should begin around spring 2020, according to estimates from county officials.

Map/photo via FCDOT

by Fatimah Waseem May 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm 12 Comments

Plans are moving forward to redevelop a 47-acre plot of land north of Reston Town Center into a street grid with a park, mixed-use buildings, and a recreation center. The first phase of the project, which covers two of eight blocks in the development, would affect Reston Regional Library and the Embry Rucker Shelter.

Fairfax County, INOVA and Reston Association have drafted a memorandum of understanding to outline the scope of the development, known as Reston Town Center North.

The team behind the public-private partnership is expected to conduct a work session with RA’s Design Review Board on Tuesday (May 15). RA’s covenants and governing documents apply to all eight blocks of development.

Construction is expected to last from late 2021 to 2025. If the plan moves forward, the new library will be 9,000 square feet larger and the homeless shelter will increase capacity from 70 to 90 beds.

Between 360 and 420 market-rate housing units, 50 affordable units and 30 supportive housing units are planned for people to transition out of the shelter. The size of the shelter would more than double from 10,500 square feet to 25,000 square feet. Between 174,000 and 244,000 square feet of private commercial development is also planned, with an additional 28,000 square feet of office space for nonprofit organizations.

Plans for the remaining seven blocks are preliminary. Phase two contemplates the construction of a 90,000 square foot recreation center, built in coordination with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Overall, the county will own 55 percent of the project and INOVA will own 45 percent. The project is intended to transition from Reston Town Center’s urban core to an area with lower intensity and tapering heights from south to north and east to west.

Maps via Fairfax County Government

by Tim's Reston May 11, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Every Friday, we highlight select deals and events for the upcoming weekend in Reston, with help from Tim’s Reston Directory. Some require a coupon or have more instructions, so click the link for details and any additional requirements. Visit www.TIMS.US for each day’s entire list.

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Follow Tim’s Reston Directory on Twitter and Facebook and visit TIMS.US for a comprehensive monthly calendar of deals and events around Reston.

Interested in special promotion as the deal or event of the day? Have a deal or event tip? Like what you see and want to make a comment? Want to make a suggestion? Email Tim at [email protected]!

by Fatimah Waseem May 11, 2018 at 9:00 am 0

Honeygrow opens today — The Philadelphia import will celebrate its grand opening today at 10:30 a.m. today. The fast-casual restaurant offers stir-fries and salads, ordered via screen ordering stations. The restaurant, which is located at 12100 Sunset Hills Road, also plans to donate $5 of every stir-fry or salad sold to the nonprofit Back on My Feet today. The first 100 guests will get some honegrow swag and free draft lattes from La Colombe Coffee Roasters. [Facebook]

Light it up — Residents can receive up to five free LEDs at Reston Regional Library on Monday (May 14). The first LED is free and the remaining bulbs are available in exchange for an incandescent or Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb. [Fairfax County Government]

Loudoun competes with Reston, Tysons — “Loudoun County does not have the same business hubs as neighboring Fairfax County, with Tysons and Reston Town Center attracting large office tenants, but landlords and brokers in the county say Loudoun can use that to its advantage.” [Bisnow]

Two pools to open Saturday — “Two of Reston Association’s 15 pools are scheduled to open this weekend. Ridge Heights and North Shore heated pools will open Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively. Weekday hours will be 1-7 p.m. and 1-8 p.m..” [Reston Association]

Photo by Ruth Sievers

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