The rumors were true: JBG will bring a redesigned plan for redeveloping the Fairway Apartment complex to the Reston Planning & Zoning Committee on Feb. 21. And according to our BFFs at Reston 2020, the mauvescraper is history.
The company's resubmitted proposal has been reduced from more than 900 units to 810 units, with no building more than five stories tall. Some of the parking, originally planned for garage structures, will now be underground. At this point, it's not clear what other changes have been made, or whether this will be enough to allay the raft of concerns the original proposal raised among virtually every local organization and county planners. It would be nice if JBG found a clever way to maintain the amount of open space in the earlier proposal, even though eliminating the mauvescraper suggests more units will be spread out across more space (one of the benefits of building up, instead of out). Guess we'll find out soon enough!