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Developer Plans Mid-Rise by Reston Station

Veatch wants to rezone Reston Mini Storage land into 421 apartments.

A Reston developer has refiled plans for rezoning property next to Metro's Wiehle Station in the hopes of constructing a mid-rise, mixed-use building.

Charles Veatch, one of the original developers of Reston, envisions 421 rental residential units and up to 10,000 square feet of retail space on 3.8 acres at   11401 thru 11411 Sunset Hills Rd., directly adjacent to Reston Station.

Reston Station is currently being developed by Comstock. Reston Station will be a 1.2 million square foot mixed-use development that will be atop the seven-level underground parking garage at Wiehle.

Veatch says the original plan for the parcels — which he is seeking to rezone from industrial to to Planned Mixed-Use Residential (PRM) — was filed more than two years ago and featured an office building.

"That plan was filed before Comstock had the access and road structure figured out," said Veatch. "That is now resolved."

The land currently is home to Veatch is teaming with Bozzuto Development on the project. Another company, Section 913, has put plans for an adjacent office building on hold but intends to develop it in the future, according to county documents.

The area bordering the Dulles Toll Road wass, which were vacated in January 2011.

Next step: Fairfax County Planning and Zoning will examine the plans and issue a staff report with its comments.

The Convict August 27, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Yeah, but in the end, Susan, she'll vote for it if she can sneak in some "affordable" units and won't take too much political flack for it.
The Convict August 27, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Speak for yourself, Petrine. "We" does not include me. I do not need nor want more development in Reston. Reston has been over-developed as it is.
Lilguy August 27, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Just to keep the record straight: As of her last BOS re-election, Supr. Hudgins had voted against a proposed developed ONCE in some 800 such votes during her tenure.
The BSD Guy August 28, 2012 at 06:20 PM
I DO NOT believe that RKO's comment about Hudgins is out of line at all, in fact it's right on target. Hudgins has been deliberately working against residents on behalf of developers since the day she got into office. Only now, with 26 story monstrosities looming and her playing the "wait until they're not watching game" do we see just exactly how far she's willing to go for her very, very, special interest. It's also interesting to watch the pro-developer movement on this site respond to accusations that Hudgins and other politicians are in their pockets - they point to openly available political donations while side skirting the issue that a corrupt politician RARELY goes around bragging about or exposing publicly just exactly how they're getting paid off. That's not the way white collar crime works! Hudgins is where the line on developer corruption and influence has to be drawn! IMPEACH HUDGINS NOW!!!
Mason Miller August 28, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I think that Chuck Veatch's plan for that site make perfect sense. I hope that folks who are upset about the Reston National site don't transfer their anger towards responsible development plans. Putting residential and retail immediately next to the new Metro station makes perfect sense. As for comments relating to Reston being over-developed, we are far below our planned density.

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