Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fairfax County Planning Commission expected to approve new look and layout for mixed use off of Sunrise Valley Drive.
Update: The Fairfax County Planning Commission recommended the project for approval on May 22. Original story, May 21: The Fairfax County Planning Commission is expected to recommend for approval Wednesday a redesigned plan for additional development at Reston Heights. The new look for JBG's development adjacent to the Reston International Center, Sheraton Reston and Westin Reston Heights plans for 498 residential units, 245,000 square feet of retail and about 430,000 square feet of office in six buildings. JBG's orginal plan, first approved by the county Board of Supervisors in 2008, had the same density in mind, but the look was more high-rise, featuring one 15-story tower and several other buildings. However, JBG and architects …
Friday, May 17, 2013
American Press Institute has been vacant for more than a year. What would you like to see at this spot on Sunrise Valley Drive?
One of Reston's original office buildings has been vacant for a more than a year. The American Press Institute left the modernist building at 11690 Sunrise Valley Dr. last March after decades in Reston. The API merged with the Newspaper Association of America in 2012. The vacancy is close to many office buildings, the Reston International Center, the Reston Heights development, which features the Sheraton Reston, the Westin Reston Heights and plans for expansion by developer JBG. What do you think should open it the Bauhaus-style building? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Developers plan mixed-use development with urban look that fits into natural setting.
Reston Association's Design Review Board unanimously approved in concept the plans for more mixed-use development at Reston Heights. Plans to add retail, residential, office and parking to the parcel near the Reston International Center have been in the works for years. The first part of the plan - which included the Westin Reston Heights, the Mercer Condominium and office buildings - was completed in the last several years. The next phase will include 145,000 square feet of above-grade retail, 100,00 square feet of below-grade retail, 428,225 square feet of office and 498 residential units. The new phase will potentially have a new grocery and neighborhood retail space and will be a pedestrian friendly, urban-type streetscape with mid-…