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On The Docket: Development Projects in Reston

A look at some of the planned projects up for discussion soon.

Here is a look at the status of some of Reston's larger development projects.

Terraset Elementary School - Fairfax County Public Schools Design and Construction Services has filed a Planned Residential Community Plan for Terraset Elementary School Renovations.

The plans include proposed building additions totaling 33,184 square feet to include an administration addition, art/music addition, two classroom additions and a multi-purpose addition.

The upper parking area will be redesigned to improve traffic flow and to provide a kiss-and-ride drop-off area. The two existing pedestrian bridges will be demolished, and a new centrally located bridge will be constructed to connect the school with the kiss-and-ride area.

The application has been accepted and has a tentative Fairfax County Planning Commission public hearing for 8:15 p.m. Nov. 29.

Read previous stories about the original plan for this project and environmental concerns.

Sunrise Valley Elementary School -  The school has a planned renovation consisting of constructing several small additions (administration suite, main entrance and cafeteria) at the front of the school to meet program requirements and at the rear of the school a library addition and a large single story classroom addition to replace the existing modular classroom structure.

Site upgrades will include an expanded bus drop off area, new kiss-and-ride access, additional parking and a new ADA access route to the upper play fields.

The Planning Commission has indefinitely deferred decision on this plan. 

Reston Spectrum - Planned redevelopment of this shopping center includes the following: Land Bay A is planned for 546 dwelling units, 255 hotel rooms, 172,000 square feet of office, and 62,500 square feet of retail uses; Land Bay B is planned for 643 dwelling units, 270 hotel rooms, and 48,650 square feet of retail uses; and Land Bay C is planned for 237 residential uses and 134,896 square feet or retail and bank uses (84,000 square feet of this retail is currently existing and will be retained.)

This application has been reactivated. The new Planning Commission public hearing is 8:15 p.m. Nov. 1.

RPB & M, LCC and Bozzuto Development Company propose a mixed-use, transit-oriented development to include one mid-rise, multi-family residential building with a maximum of 421 units, one office building of up to 174,987 square feet, and up to 10,000 square feet of support retail use in the Wiehle -Reston East Metro station.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Feb. 7, 2013.

Read a previous story about this development here.

JBG/RIC, L.L.C. and RIC Retail, L.L.C. (Reston Heights) has submitted a revised Planned Residential Community (PRC) plan PRC B-846-03 to previously approved plan for 145,000 square feet of above grade retail, 100,00 square feet of below grade retail, 428,225 square feet of office with 498 residential units.

The revised plan does not change the density or use allocation. The plan proposes to add a new grocery and neighborhood retail into pedestrian friendly, urban-type streetscape with mid-rise residential above.

This application has been reactivated and has an assigned Planning Commission public hearing for Feb. 28, 2013.

Reston National Golf Course - RN Golf Management has filed an appeal of the determination that redevelopment of property in the PRC CB District from a golf course to residential uses would require an amendment to the Reston Master Plan, a development plan amendment and Planned Residential Community Plan approval from the Board of Supervisors. 

The BZA public hearing has been moved to Jan. 30, 2013.

To read a collection of Reston Patch stories about this issue, click here.

Karen Goff October 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I would say "leveled" is a strong word. In the planned redevelopment, there will be retail, so many retailers will stay. We just don't know the real plan yet (and this is NOT new news. This has been discussed and has been approved in concept for nearly 10 years) .
Kathi Robinson October 26, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Thanks for this update Karen. Could you please follow this up with a report on what roads will be added our widened?
VA Bird December 06, 2012 at 01:20 PM
I was born and raised here. The idea that we should leave because you would like to make more money is silly. The changes should happen wehen anif the residents desire, not you.
Fred Scuttle January 05, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Chipperson is just another one of those angry tea baggers who blames everything on the "got-dang librels." If everybody thought the same way as "Chip" then Central Park in NYC and the Mall in DC would be nothing but Wal-Marts, McDonalds and multi-story parking garages.
Fred Scuttle January 05, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Chipperson - you are just another one of those angry, red-faced tea baggers who blames everything on the "gawd damd librels." If everybody thought the same way as you, then Central Park in NYC and the Mall in DC would be nothing but Wal-Marts, McDonalds and multi-story parking garages. I hope they build some of that in YOUR backyard, then we can enjoy your salty tears and seeing the veins in your forehead burst.

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