Two Residential Projects Head to Reston Planning and Zoning Committee

by Fatimah Waseem August 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm 11 Comments

Two residential projects are up for a vote by the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the North County Government Center.

Woodfield Acquisitions is seeking to redevelop Roland Clarke Place, a 3.6-acre of land less than one mile from both the Wiehle-Reston East and Reston Town Center Metro Stations. The developer seeks to replace the office building on 1941 Roland Clark Place with 310 residential units in one building. The second office building at 1950 Roland Clarke Place would be redeveloped at a later date.

Plans include courtyards, pocket parks, a dog park and a trail that loops around the property. If approved, the project would be developed in two phases. A public hearing date before the Fairfax County Planning Commission is set for October 11.

The committee will also consider a second proposal by Pulte Home Company, LLC to rezone intended for industrial use to allow for planned commercial development. Plans include building 40 single family attached units and a parking garage. The project is located at 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The existing office on the property will remain. Open space amenities include a tot lot, a wildlife observation area, a central green space, and a gathering place with public art for future residents and employees of the office building. According to the application, the plan is intended to transition between existing and planned high-intensity development surrounding the future Herndon Metro Station and single-family houses across Sunrise Valley Drive. A public hearing before the Planning Commission is set for September 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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  • 30yearsinreston

    Wildlife observation area ?
    Is that near Shadowhood ?

    • Racism Watchdog

      Woof woof woof

      • Mike M

        That’s about the level of your analysis and argument. Might wanna work on it.

    • Why do you bother?

      My bumper sticker:

      Make Bigotry Shameful Again.


      • Mike M

        Bigots because they don’t like bad behavior?

        • Why do you bother?

          Bigots because the only people whose bad behavior you and 30 call out is people of color.

          • Mike M

            Nonsense. You should put that righteous hero cape in a box in your garage.

            By the way, are you assuming all the perps are people of color?

          • Why do you bother?

            Funny – that’s what YOU do.

            When people of color commit crimes, you immediately attribute it to color or ethnicity. You never/rarely comment when white people commit crimes.

            I don’t have a righteous hero cape – that’s your department. There is nothing heroic about racism.

          • Mike M

            Nope. I have never done that. But I have been called racist for saying we should enforce our immigration laws. Now you say the same because someone else referred to crime as wildlife. Go figure. You have been brainwashed to see racism in Conservatism. Why is that? How did that happen? In this case there is no such race identified. So, that’s on you, feller. Makes me wonder.

            Yep, I do comment on crimes committed by anyone. Yours are the decidedly more righteous arguments. It’s at the heart of Liberalism. Giving away free stuff in the name of righteousness and justice. Defending the imaginary oppressed. Without it, there would be no Democratic Party. Only unions.

  • Malcol6

    Pulte has a good plan; should be easy for the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee to okay. Integrates well with the surrounding areas; cannot say the same for Massachusett Mutual’s wetland and its deterioration, nor the stated densities permitted under the County’s Comprehensive Plan for the undeveloped area of the BoS’ property on which the Herndon-Monroe P&R garages are located.

  • Why do you bother?

    First time in a long time I haven’t reacted in abject horror to a development plan.


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