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Parc Reston Ready to Clear Way for Towers

Razing of three buildings first step for new housing at Reston Parkway and Temporary Road.

Demolition is set to begin this week at where three buildings in the garden-style condo development will be razed 

The 82 units in three buildings slated for demolition were rental properties that have been vacated. The remaining buildings at Parc Reston are condos and will remain. Condo owners have been notified of the upcoming changes and have been advised to not use the construction area for parking.

After several years and design changes, Design Review Board in November approved Athena Renaissance Reston's plan.

The design includes two towers and three levels of underground parking. The buildings will most likely be luxury rentals, developers said.

What was originally two condo towers with underground parking in 2005 became in 2010 two smaller-scale buildings with a 72-foot-high glass elevator atrium connecting them.  

Developers are eyeing a construction start for later this year.

 

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Chipperson July 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Looks good - progress for Reston!
HarleyGirl July 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Wondering how the construction will impact those of living along North Shore Drive, a 2-lane road, parking on both sides of the road, only one stop sign at the corner of Temporary and North Shore for that already-challenging left hand turn.
Skip Endale July 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Parc Reston is planning on either tunneling directly onto the toll road or building a fly over. For the fly over they need county and RA approval which is pretty much in the bag. I hope that puts your concern to rest.
Jean Busch July 18, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Going from 82 units to 360 will mean even more traffic on North Shore and Temporary Road which were not designed to handle that much traffic. When is the county going to consider the infrastructure before approving all this increase in density?
HarleyGirl July 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM
And then comes Fairway Cluster...I don't get it! more expensive housing, less affordable housing, more traffic on a heavily-used road, no traffic lights. I agree, Jean. I don't get why the developers can do these things but not improve the overall infrastructure. Remember the days when it took a few minutes to get from Lake Anne to South Lakes? Now it's closer to 30, depending on when you try. Skip: I love your ideas :-)
The Analyst July 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
In a year, it's going to be a 45 minute one-way commute to the local grocery store. Of course that assumes people actually move into these units. Perhaps some more taxpayer subsidized housing for people with incomes > $80,000 per year is in order. Financing your own demise to accommodate developers - only in Fairfax county.
Keith A. July 18, 2012 at 09:36 PM
+1!
Keith Berry July 21, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Thats what business at the RTC really needs more house rich and cash poor people living in Reston, oh well I guess we need more fast food places now..lol
Ray Wedell October 25, 2012 at 01:05 PM
We have just recently overcome a spate of overbuilding in the Reston Town Center, and prices are rebounding nicely. So at the first sign of sunlight, jack up more "luxury" high rises, adding supply and further pressuring a fixed infrastructure? There is a fine line between "vision" and rational growth.
Ray Wedell October 25, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I like Skip's plan. But the helicopter pad to support the fly-overs need to be expanded. County approval should be a slam dunk.
Bridget October 27, 2012 at 06:52 AM
Too bad - Reston is losing its very special serene garden-style and relaxion feeling. Money-hungry and greedy developers are going to destroy Reston - toooo bad. Wake up, Restonians - if you really LOVE Reston and consider yourself a Restonian, than you'll have to stand up in order to rescue Reston.
HarleyGirl October 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM
If you haven't driven by the former Parc Reston recently, please take a moment (OK a very long commuting moment) to look. It is absolutely criminal what they have done. There is not one single tree left on the corner. It looks like a giant bomb went off, leaving nothing behind. How can this be possible? How can it be right for our community? I am so sad to see the Reston I moved into 15 years ago change so radically.

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