The vehicles and equipment have long had a tight fit at Herndon Station #4. Steps are now underway for a renovation process for a new facility to replace the building on Spring Street in Herndon. Completion is expected in summer 2016.
Photo by Ryan Dunn.
1) Herndon Metro Station A, Phase 2 of Silver Line projected to open in 2019.
In the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road, the Herndon Silver Line Station will serve the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride. There will be parking for 3,500 cars, racks for 35 bicycles on the north side and 46 more in the garage. Phase 2 construction will be complete in the next five years and the opening date is to be determined by the Metropolitan Washington Area Transit Authority. Trains will run every six minutes during rush hours as with the other two stations listed below.
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 in Reston, through Herndon and Washington Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County.
2) Innovation Center Metro Station B
In the median Dulles Toll Road/Airport Access Highway near the intersection of Route 28 and will serve the area by the Center for Innovative Technology. There will be parking for approximately 2,000 cars and it will have 45 bicycle racks in the garage and seven bicycle racks on the north side.
3) Dulles Airport Station
The Dulles Airport Silver Line Station will serve the Washington Dulles International Airport and will be along the face of Parking Garage 1 opposite the terminal.One station entrance will access the underground pedestrian tunnel with moving sidewalks that connects to the baggage claim level of main terminal.
4) Trinity Land, SE 2014-DR-052, 11801 Leesburg Pike
Woody's Golf range is scheduled to be closed by November. The 28.9 acre property is currently zoned R1 and can be developed by-right with 30 homes. Trinity Land seeks a special exception to build 30 single family units utilizing a cluster development configuration. Staff recommended approval at a hearing on March 12, 2015. The Board of Supervisors is currently scheduled to hear the application and hold a public hearing on May 12, 2015.
5) JLB - RZ 2013-DR-017, Dulles Technology Drive/River Birch Road
JLB Dulles Tech wants to develop a 450-unit multi-family development on 11.6 acres. The site is approximately one half mile south of the planned Innovation Center Metro Station on the south side of Dulles Technology Drive about 450 east of its intersection with River Birch Road. Planning and Zoning has scheduled a public hearing for June 18 at 8:15 p.m. Planning staff are scheduled to issue a staff report on June 3, 2015.
5)Herndon Fire Station, 680 Spring Street
The new Herndon Fire Station, estimated to cost $13.35 million, is anticipated to be completed in the Summer of 2016. The 14,500 square-foot fire station at 680 Spring Street will be a two-story facility with below-grade parking. A temporary fire station has been constructed at 791 Elden Street so Fire and Rescue can maintain service during construction. The project is funded through a bond referendum that Fairfax County voters approved last November. The old fire station on Spring Street was the oldest station still in operation in Fairfax County.
Vinehaven Homes, Center and Vine streets
The construction of 17 single-family homes at the intersection of Center and Vine streets and along the W&OD Trail in the Historic District is nearing completion. Evergreene Homes is marketing its new development to promote its proximity to the Silver Line as well as the charm of being in historic Herndon. They showcased their model homes this past weekend.