Our BFFs at Reston Now tell us that the Fairfax County Planning Commission has recommended approval of plans to build two residential high-rises and an office building on the surface parking lot and the site of the existing
Ruby Tuesdays FedEx building in Reston Town Center. The project now goes to county supervisors for final approval.
You may recall that along with eliminating a surface parking lot that provides endless opportunities to circle endlessly, waiting for a space to open up, the development--whose three buildings range in height from 17 to 21 stories high--would encroach on the existing park space, and during an initial meeting, the developers admitted that they had added extra trees to a rendering. But they are including a "yoga deck, lawn and public art space."
The planning staff report credits the plan's "coordinated site design, building locations, urban design, open space amenities and parking facilities," all of which ensure "that the two blocks function in a compatible, well-designed and efficient manner."
Plus, there are plenty of trees. At least virtual ones in this rendering.