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Athletic Field Planned as Part of Boston Properties’ Reston Gateway Project

by Fatimah Waseem August 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 9 Comments

Boston Properties’ Reston Gateway project, which sets between Reston Town Center and the future RTC Metro Station, will include plans for an athletic field.

Reston Gateway, the first major development on the north side of the station, will bring four office buildings, three residential buildings with 2,010 units, two hotels and 162,300 square feet of retail and restaurants, to the north side of Sunset Hills road between Town Center Parkway and Reston Parkway.

The development has triggered the need for a new athletic field, according to Fairfax County officials. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved the project in July. Several options are included in Boston Properties’ plans.

A full-size, synthetic turf field on an offsite property was pitched by Boston Properties’ officials as the preferred option. Information on the property under consideration has not been publicly disclosed. If the deal, which is currently under consideration, falls through, the developer may build a new field on top of the Purple Garage in RTC. Another alternative is pitching money that would go towards building a new field — a proposition that has some residents concerned due to limited developable land in the planned urban core of Reston.

If no alternatives are feasible, Boston Properties may dedicate 50,000 square feet at Reston Gateway for a performing arts center in lieu of the field.

As of late July, developers have committed $10.3 million to help fund athletic fields in the greater Reston area. All funds are unspent.

Photos via Fairfax County Government

  • Athletic supporter

    That $10.3 million will be spent on the RTC North mega-gym that Hudgins/Bouie once tried to jam onto Brown’s Chapel-Baron Cameron and on nothing else of any use to Restonians seeking to recreate; like athletic fields.

    Bad ideas never die; they just morph into other bad ideas.

    Wake up sheeple!

    • Why do you bother?

      What is this, BP’s version of “put a bird on it!”?

      Hey, Alan Fudden, where’s the camera? Clearly we are all being punked.

  • Umust B Kidding

    …and the players, fans, and officials can all use the PAID PARKING!

    • ThePlaceFormerlyKnownAsReston

      No spectator space if it’s on top of a parking garage, per the illustration. Another brilliant, well thought out plan by hudgins and developers.

    • Why do you bother?

      Most of the rest of us won’t, so someone has to!

  • 30yearsinreston

    Astroturf on top of a garage with pay parking ?
    Brilliant!
    Hudgins will buy it !

  • Big Drop

    There is a 44 story building in this project near 28 and 20 story office buildings that will house Fannie Mae. Across the Toll road will be two 32 story buildings. Do those who live here really understand what has been approved and is coming?

    • 30yearsinreston

      They are like frogs sitting in a pot of water while the heat is slowly turned up
      They are being cooked and dont realize it

    • Singleton

      I always enjoy watching people sweat from my window office high above.

      O sorry, two cream and five sugar thanks

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