Reston Station

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Reston Station is a transit-oriented, mixed-use, urban employment center in the Dulles Corridor of Fairfax County, which includes the Wiehle – Reston East Metro station, in Reston, Virginia. It is being developed through a public-private partnership between Comstock Partners LC and Fairfax County. The base project consists of a 1.5 million square foot subterranean parking garage and 1.3 million square feet of hotel, office, residential and retail space above it. The initial phase of Reston Station delivered as part of Phase 1 of the Metro Silver Line in 2014.[1] It is the only parking structure and transit-oriented development fully integrated with any of the Phase 1 expansion stations.

The transportation component of Reston Station opened in July 2014 on the same day that Metro's Silver Line began service. The Civic Plaza is an urban open gathering space that integrates the hi-rise buildings with pedestrians, commuters, tenants and sightseers.

Development[edit]

Reston Station will integrate more than 1.3 million square feet of mixed-use development consisting of more than 500,000 square feet of Class A office space, approximately 100,000 square feet of restaurants, shops, and service-oriented retailers, a 200-plus room hotel, and approximately 900 luxury residences.[2] The Reston Station Metro Facility will include a commuter kiss and ride facility, a 10-bay transit bus depot, 2,300 commuter parking spaces, and a large secure bike room. Vertical transportation through the garage and the bus level lead riders to Reston Station Plaza that opens directly to the pedestrian overpass via which passengers will cross the toll road to enter the Metro station situated in the median.

The Reston Station Metro garage facility construction project was one of the biggest of its type east of the Mississippi River. It required the excavation of over 500,000 cubic yards of dirt and over one million man hours to construct.[3]

Reston Station Plaza[edit]

The Reston Station Plaza is currently being developed directly above the Reston Station Metro Facility and adjacent to the Silver Line Metro Station. Once completed, it will form the core of the greater Reston Station neighborhood; it will include multiple buildings connected by civic spaces dedicated to public activities throughout the year. Five office and residential buildings, retail spaces, and a hotel are planned. Comstock began construction on June 1, 2014 and stated that construction of the five buildings would be phased and some or all would not begin without tenants signing leases which would reduce risk and ensure costs are recouped.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project". dullesmetro.com. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Reston Station: The New Face of Reston?". Reston, Virginia Patch. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Comstock, County Agreement Paves Way for Reston Station Apartments". restonnow.com. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 

Coordinates: 38°56′51″N 77°20′22″W / 38.947454°N 77.339424°W / 38.947454; -77.339424

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