Report: Facelift Planned for RTC’s Common Areas

Boston Properties plans to upgrade Reston Town Center’s common areas in an effort to modernize the 30-year-old, mixed-use center, according to a report.

Over the next 18 months, the company plans to spend up to $5 million to upgrade some of the areas, the Washington Business Journal reported today (Wednesday).

The project is still in the design phase.

Here’s more from the report:

The improvements will include the installation of artificial green turf on the area where the ice skating rink is set up in the winter. There’s the possibility for some kind of outdoor beer or wine garden setup there, said Lisa Stoddard of CBRE, who represents the property in lease deals. 

The project will aim to soften existing public spaces, and make them more modern and contemporary, so that people are more inclined to hang out. The plan includes creating more programs and events to engage people, so that there is always “interactive things going on on the green,” Stoddard added.

Stoddard also told the Washington Business Journal that more restaurants aren’t expected to fill several vacancies in the town center. North Italia and True Food Kitchen are slated to open later this year in former restaurant space.

The report states the company is seeking more entertainment use, clothing, and “on-trend brands.”

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