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Friday, September 3, 2010

Lake Anne Revitalization Reaches New Milestone With Yet Another Consultant's Report

lakeannemap.jpgHey, remember that time that after years of expensive and nicely double-spaced consultant studies and "charettes," whatever those are, Fairfax County decided to put the rubber to the road and revitalize Lake Anne? And now Lake Anne is totally revitalized, ringed by 96-story condominiums whose curb cuts are protected from tire scuffs by fanciful concrete bollards as a floating RA barge sits just offshore, offering mini-golf and casino nights?

Yeah, that was awesome. Well, the recession kind of got in the way, but never fear. Another consultant study is about to be released, and that will totally fix everything.

Fairfax County will have a public workshop next week on strategies to strengthen the viability of businesses at Lake Anne Village Center in Reston. Consultants Alvarez and Marsal Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC and The Eisen Group will present the findings of their study and a series of potential strategies for addressing the problems at Lake Anne. Meeting attendees will be able to ask questions and provide feedback on the consultants' report.

The workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston.
All joking aside, it's a good thing to see forward progress of any kind, especially since the current business community is doing reasonably well at this point. Let's just hope that needed investment around the plaza doesn't get overlooked in all the excitement about the land grab redevelopment discussions along the Toll Road.


  1. Another study, another waste of tax payer money. How much more money is Hudgins going to throw out the window? With all the money she has wasted we could have, by now, revitalized Lake Anne completely.

  2. From the Uplands of RestonSeptember 3, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    Dude, she's a Democrat. It's not about us, it's about helping her close friends with our money. Project completion ends the gravy train.

  3. I don't think you can fault the county for the lack of progress, unless you want it playing the role of private developers and funding building projects itself. We're going to see how well THAT works out when the parking garage at the Wiehle metro, and the crap above it, gets built.

  4. The answer is simple. More pan flute.

  5. Amongst the 'Hoods in Colvin WoodsSeptember 3, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM on a Wednesday, which means only the unemployed or those working non-traditional shifts can attend to learn more. Marvelous.

  6. Of course, planned in such a way that Hudgins can continue with her shenanigans.

  7. Anon 12:36
    I think cinderblocks will float on Lake Anne.

  8. Have they considered how many new offices and apartments are planned at Wiehle and what that would mean to business at Lake Anne? The services and shopping offerred at Wiehle appear to be minimal. One of the advantages of keeping Lake Anne Plaza (and Tall Oaks Plaza) with a lighter footprint would be easier accessibility for those workers.

  9. Yet more money Hudgins is wasting down the cesspool also known as "Lake Anne."

    The utter definition of insanity!

  10. 11:16

    Oh no you didn't!

    Here is where I tell you to go stuff your stupid fat face with all you can eat bread sticks and never ending bowls of pasta at the Macaroni Grill.

  11. Yea! Hickory is back! Haven't seen/heard from you for a while. Give 'em hell Hickory!

  12. Thanks HCKD! I wish all the Laka Anne haters would just go hang somewhere else--like a Macaroni Grill in another state!


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