The plans to develop the last remaining parcel at Reston Town Center moved forward on Tuesday as Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins announced that developers have filed plans with Fairfax County for the surface parking lot.
The plans come from Boston Properties, Block 4 LLC and Reston Town Center Property LLC, who say they want to redevelop the surface parking lot, as well as redevelop a portion of the existing low-rise office and retail uses in the Town Center urban core, Hudgins said.
Hudgins did not specify if there were particular buildings other than the parking lot slated for redevelopment.
Boston Properties purchased the 4.5-acre site at Fountain Drive and New Dominion parkway earlier this year for a reported $27 million. At that time, Boston Property executives said they planned to change the zoning from office space to residential.
Hudgins said filings include Development Plan Amendment (DPA), Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA) and Planned Residential Community (PRC) plan for a mix of residential, office, and retail/restaurant uses on the site.The developers are proposing a high-rise residential building will consist of two towers with a maximum of 549 dwelling units, 21 stories high and up to 25,100 square feet of retail/restaurant uses.
A portion of the existing low-rise office and retail space is being proposed as a high-rise office building, consisting of an additional 276,788 square feet of space, a maximum height of 17 stories, with 7,800 square feet of retail/restaurant uses on the ground floor.
“This is the last area to be developed in the Town Center Urban Core and the first step in the process. As always, I am committed to working with the Applicant and the community, as the process moves forward,” Supervisor Hudgins said in a statement.
After the applications have been accepted by Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, there will be a staff will analysis followed by Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearings.Boston Properties owns much of the Town Center, including the new portion south of Market Street, the Fountain Square buildings, and Block 16, where the new Avant Apartments (and retail/restaurant) will open this fall.
Nearly adjacent to the surface lot are the blocks-long planned redevelopment of the Spectrum, as well as a 23-story tower at 1760 Reston Parkway. The board of supervisors gave approval to both of those projects earlier this year.