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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

This week, on a very special Reston Heights...

The development-cum-soap opera was approved 9-2 by the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee. While the development company, JBG Retail, was tight-lipped about the project when talking to community members last week, some more details emerged during the hearing:

The existing buildings on the site, which include a 7-Eleven, Wachovia Bank, and Chili's and a retail building with 14,000 square feet, will be demolished for the development, which will include retail, commercial and high-density residential space. The Reston International Center, which lies on the property, will remain.
Well, this had better be good if they're razing the Chili's, that's all we can say. So what about the awesome plan to mitigate traffic problems?
The proposal would put a maximum of 498 apartments, about 428,000 square feet of office space (including the existing International Center) and 145,000 square feet of retail space on the site. The development would also have more than 2,800 parking spaces.
Problem solved! At least so long as those 2,800 cars don't try to drive anywhere. Or maybe they can build a ramp right next to Reston Parkway so people can drive to the Metro station, General Lee-style.


  1. The last time I ate at that Chilies was maybe ten years ago - after a waiter told my table to go find our food plates in the kitchen.

  2. Chili's no longer offers a "bloomin' onion" so there's really no need for that place anymore.


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