Neighborhood Outlook: Sites and Developments to Look at in Reston

Neighborhood Outlook: Sites and Developments to Look at in Reston

The Town continues to prepare for the coming of the Silver Line, which will help make Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

The Town continues to prepare for the coming of the Silver Line, which will help make Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”


Circuit Court Judge Michael F. Devine issued a ruling Friday, Nov. 6 that was considered a victory for preserving Reston National Golf Course.

1) Reston Golf Course, 11875 Sunrise Valley Drive

The Board of Zoning Appeals was expected to issue a ruling on tax day on the Reston National Golf Course's appeal of the Zoning Administrator's "determination that redevelopment of property in the PRC 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," according to Fairfax County documents.

But it took more than two hours for the appeals board to rule that it could not rule, other than to uphold some portions of the case but to overrule other portions of the Zoning Administrator's previous ruling.

Any application, if proposed by RN Golf Management, will need to go back through the entire proceeding before the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Board of Supervisors, with public hearings during all phases.

But under the BZA's ruling, owners of the golf course won't be required to seek an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan before submitting proposals to the Department of Planning and Zoning, according to Reston Association.

It remains to be determined which course of action both sides next choose to play.

2) Lake Anne Revitalization, 11404 Washington Plaza

The Board of Supervisors approved a massive redevelopment of Lake Anne and surrounding apartments, businesses, and property in March. The project includes more than 1,000 new residences and 193,000 square feet of retail and office space. There will be 185 new affordable apartments in two five-story buildings to replace the 181 existing affordable units at the Crescent Apartments.

Lake Anne turned 50 years old in 2014, the year Reston’s Founding Father turned 100.

“Lake Anne is still taught today as a case study at almost every American architecture and urban-design program,” said Michael E. Hickok, architect of the redevelopment proposal. “To say it was ahead of its time is an understatement.”

Hickok wanted to design a plan that fulfilled “the spirit and image of Robert E. Simon’s vision of 50 years ago,” and stands for the next 50 years.

3) Reston Town Center Metro Silver Line Station

In the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road just west of the Reston Parkway overpass. Serves Reston Town Center, Phase 2 of Silver Line projected to open in 2019.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that a combination of safety modifications and last winter’s severe weather will delay the completion of Phase 2 of the Metro Silver line by about 13 months, and that design modifications made for safety and reliability will add $76 million to the previously announced cost of Phase 1. Toll rates on the Dulles Toll Road will not be affected. Phase 2 of the Silver Line project, will extend service from the end of Phase 1 at Wiehle-Reston East in Reston, through Herndon and Washington Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County.

4) Existing Reston Silver Line Station

Existing Silver line stations, Tysons/McLean and Reston

5 and 6) Reston Police Station Renovation/Expansion, North County Government Center Renovation, 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston Virginia, 20190

The new two-story, 36,000 square foot police station and government center is scheduled to be completed this summer. The new facility was constructed on the same site as the existing police station and government center which allowed employees to remain there during construction. The project cost approximately $18.8 million. See

7) Tetra, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue

Should the Reston Association borrow $2.65 million to purchase the 3.47 acre Tetra property on Baron Cameron Avenue as an addition to RA's common area. That's the question members of the Reston Association will vote on until May 14 via referendum. The property is located on the south shore of Lake Newport, immediately adjacent to the west end of Lake Newport dam, bounded to the west by RA's Lake Newport tennis court complex, and to the east by common area that is part of RA’s Brown’s Chapel Park. The purchase would create a 98 acre band of contiguous undeveloped property and would prevent future overdevelopment of the property, according to proponents, including RA Board members. Opponents claim the purchase is a poor economic investment and that the building is not worth the cost, among other issues.

8) Tall Oaks Village Center, 12052 N. Shore Drive

The McLean-based developer, the Jefferson Apartment Group, purchased the Tall Oaks Center in December 2014. The shopping center is currently being considered for a redevelopment project that would include a mix of residential and commercial uses. Community meetings were held on April 23 and 27, 2015 to allow residents to ask questions and voice concerns. Tall Oaks is within about a mile of the new Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.