The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the plans to expand and renovate Reston's Terraset Elementary School.
The plans include building additions of 33,184 square feet. There will be a 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.
Terraset was built in 1977. The additional space will increase the capacity of Terraset from 600 students (487 are enrolled for 2012-13) to nearly 900.
Former principal Ellen Cury said last school year that the expansion was being designed to accommodate a potential influx of population brought to Reston by the opening of Metro's Silver Line in late 2013. Residents can likely expect south Reston elementary school boundaries to be redrawn after the renovation is completed.
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