Hey, remember that time that The JBG Companies was going to raze the Fairway Apartments and redevelop the property to
look like Manhattan include a mix of retail and high-density residential properties? Yeah, that was awesome. Over the summer, the Reston Planning & Zoning Committee asked JBG to come back with a less "intense" plan for the redevelopment project, which they will present during the P&Z meeting tonight (PDF). Here's what's currently on the table:
The present Fairway apartments consist of 346 units on 19 acres of land off North Shore Drive. The proposal calls for 940 apartment units to be phased in over an, as yet, undetermined period. The proposal is divided into two sections: the western section overlooks the nearby golf course. Construction proposed is as follows: Building A – 10 stories, 180 units; Building B – 10 stories, 215 units; Building C – 4 stories, 144 units. Garage private street; 266 parking spaces are proposed for Building C, the 4 story building, and a parking for building A is 288 spaces; for B 344 spaces except for 3 on the retail store operation with all but 27 of the spaces in a garage. In addition, a proposed 8000 sq. ft. retail operation is also proposed. Of the 266 spaces mentioned above, 35 are dedicated to the retail operation. In addition in the western section, 31 townhouses are proposed with a total of 85 parking spaces assigned to them. In the eastern part of the proposal, there will be two 4 story buildings (Buildings D & E), Building D will contain 153 units with 215 parking spaces. Building E will contain 217 apartment units with 348 parking spaces. All parking will be in garages except for 11 spaces on the private street.Eleven spaces? Consider the potential parking problems solved.
Also tonight, the P&Z will hear about Reston Hospital's proposed 350,000-sqaure-foot addition, all to spite those folks in Loudoun County who spurned them. In your face!