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Reston Corner Redevelopment Plan Heads to Planning Commission

by Fatimah Waseem October 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm 17 Comments

A proposal to build 145 multi-family units and offices is headed to the Fairfax County Planning Commission for approval on Thursday (Oct. 4).

An affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co. hopes to rezone office property to build the residential development on 4.3 acres of land on the southwest corner of Reston Parkway and Sunrise Valley Drive. A second application is under consideration by the same developer to increase the density of 9.9 acres of adjacent land as part of the same proposal.

The site of the project, called Reston Corner, is currently an office park. The developer hopes to create “a new urban neighborhood” with a seven-story residential building and an 85-foot office building.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has requested $10,000 from the developer to install one traffic signal preemption device in order to “meet response time goals to emergency incidents,” according to a staff report.

The county estimates the development will generate 16 new students. The developer will contribute $12,262 for each student.

Other features of the plan include the following:

  • A four-level garage with a maximum height of 40 feet.
  • The garage will be screened from view from Reston Parkway by existing office buildings and the residential project.
  • 12 percent of the residential building will be set aside as workforce housing.
  • The developer seeks special exception to increase density across the existing office uses.
  • Outside seating on the western edge of the residential building for “gathering and relaxation.”

A date before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has not yet been set.

Photos via handout/Fairfax County Government

  • Greg

    When will Reston Parkway be widened to three lanes with proper curbs and gutters between Sunrise Valley and Sunset Hills? There are steep, dangerous drop offs on the east side of the road. And, of course, no street lights.

    • Why do you bother?

      Never?

    • vdiv

      Wait until they put trolley cars smack in the middle of it. And still no lights.

      • Greg

        And plenty of bike lanes.

    • 30yearsinreston

      Dont worry, hudgins has assured us that additional infrastructure is not required
      Some restriping for bike lanes is the solution

      • James

        I take joy that every morning you wake up miserable in the place that you’ve lived for so long. It warms my heart to know that nothing will ever make you happy and that you’ll never move. Then one day, towards the end of your life, when you look up and see the gleaming skyscrapers of Reston you’ll know that you spent your time accomplishing nothing of merit.

        • 30yearsinreston

          Another bozo opens his pie hole

          • James

            I love when you edit your comments. I see the originals.

          • 30yearsinreston

            Kiss mybutt
            Original enough for you?

  • 30yearsinreston

    More free houses for the ‘workforce’ ?
    Approved !

  • Mike M

    “The county estimates the development will generate 16 new students.”
    😉

    • Greg

      Not 15 or 20, but precisely 16.

      And generate them? Like generating electricity?

      When I was in school, we learned it took a man and a woman to “generate” a kid. Times, of course, change and with cis this and trans that, maybe the new definition and new-new math is timely.

      Not so much for cursive, though.

      • RVA_101

        God you lot are a cranky bunch

        Whatever good points you guys make are probably lost on people like me with the endless complaining about the younger generations

        • Greg

          I’m not that old, or cranky, but I don’t know how you define “younger generations” or “cranky.”

          In any event, my comment is not complaining about youthful people. It may be a bit insouciant.

          In any event, try to keep up.

  • Fact

    Most important – no updates to the slum areas of Reston because the locals there rely on affordable housing.

  • PGG

    I’m from Manhattan, born and raised. I live in Reston and recently started working in Middleburg. Everyday that I drive out 50, I’m amazed by how much development is going on, between us and Middleburg, all along 50. It’s to the point where it is beginning to feel like we are living in boroughs, like the 5 boroughs of NYC. DC would be Manhattan, and out West, we are Queens, moving into the Long Island suburbs. But there is a part of me that does like the idea that I will be able to walk to more restaurants and shops, park areas, etc. What I don’t and will never like is that there are no longer independent boutiques and restaurants. I cannot stand that every consumer business is another mall chain store.

    • Greg

      Local residents did not support many of the local retailers and restaurants at the village centers. Especially at failed Tall Oaks. Chains thrive because they are patronized and standardized from location to location.

      There are independent shops, restaurants, grocers and some farmers markets at Lake Anne, North Point, South Lakes, at Fox Mill, a few at the Reston Town Center and in Herndon. Patronize them and they will thrive and more will arrive.

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