Construction on new upgrades to make South Lakes Village Center more of a local destination are planned for this summer.
Thomas Regnell, president and CEO of Chevy Chase Land Company, told Reston Now that construction is expected to start over the next several weeks. Planned upgrades, which include an amphitheater, a bike rack and repair station, and a fire pit, are intended to help turn the aging commercial center into an attractive destination that brings local residents together.
Some features of the plan — which originally included ping pong tables — were removed at the request of Reston Association’s Design Review Board, which approved the project in June. Citizen groups and nearby residents sounded off against the plans, which they said would attract noise, vandalism, and too much activity.
The project is expected to cost between $300,000 and $400,000, Regnell said.
Photos via Chevy Chase Land Company
Mother protests sexual content of book at Fairfax County School Board meeting (via FCPS/YouTube) Fairfax County Public Schools has pulled two books from its shelves after a local mom complained…
Fairfax County Public School students get onto a bus (via FCPS) Over a month into the current school year, Fairfax County Public Schools is grappling with two key issues: how…
Experienced memory care professionals will lead small-group activities for older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia.
Lightning (via Breno Machado/Unsplash) A transformer blowing out? A meteor? Or just really loud thunder? A big boom was reported across a wide swath of Fairfax County from Reston and…