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Friday, February 28, 2020

Meanwhile at Tall Oaks, (Narrow) Foundations Rise

As spring approaches, we're seeing some very exciting stirrings in our long-lamented former home of oddly totemic playgrounds, sexist bread, and "Susie de los Santos."

Confidential Restonian Operative "Joel" sent us the above, almost cinematic cellular telephone photo of the foundations of 2-over-2 condos rising from the not-so-proverbial stucco wreckage of the former village shopping center. Behold our transit-oriented, not-so-retail-oriented future!

The renderings have improved from the early images of CGI grannies, but we can't help but notice that skyline in the background already needs updating.

"All the conveniences of everyday life coexist with tranquil leafy streets and the vibrant local culture," says the development's fancypants website. While we love the idea of "lifestyle living with urban convenience," the development's three models have some.... pretty non-Reston-y names:

"Aston" and "Kellan" sound like the nongendered names of kids being raised by Reston "graduates" in some three-brick-sided townhouse in the wilds of Loudoun County. "Marley" sounds like their dog.

You may remember that construction was held up while the developer went back and forth with the county about whether the proposed garages were too narrow. As CRO "Joel" points out, there's nothing to worry about, silly rabbits!

"The photo shows that the controversial narrow garage doors will be wide enough to park a Bobcat," CRO "Joel" reports. "Plan for new Restonian readers moving in this summer," hopefully each with his or her own midsize piece of construction equipment to snarl traffic between Tall Oaks and the Wiehle-Reston garage.

While we're waiting for that, plus the "future onsite retail," let's look at the awesome amenities Reston has to offer advertised on the Tall Oaks website. Why, this one's just a quick walk away!


1 comment:

  1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMarch 1, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    It's not so much that Aston and Kellan sound as if their parents have to be named Muffy and Biff (and that Marley just has to be a golden doodle)

    Rather, it's that the developer, Stanley Martin, has clearly not been paying attention to building naming trends in Reston. Per the "Vy" and "Blvd", these units have to be immediately renamed as the Stn, the Klln, and the Mrly.


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