Updated September 20, 2014 ... click on images to enlarge
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 1 expansion from Falls Church to Reston, and Phase 2 from Reston to Dulles International Airport, are driving land value increases, new building on vacant land, and replacement of existing original low density Reston buildings along the Dulles corridor. Metrorail Silver Line Phase 1 opened for business on July 26, 2014.
Fairfax County initiated the Reston Master Plan Special Study in March 2007, a multi-phase planning study to identify appropriate changes to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan to help guide future development in the planned community of Reston and adjoining areas located along the Dulles Airport Access and Toll Road (the Dulles Corridor). All discussions are open to the public. You can also sign up for Fairfax County email subscriptions to receive newsletters, updates and alerts on various topics, including the Reston Master Plan Special Study, that can be sent directly to your e-mail account.
Fairfax County also rescheduled local Reston bus service to accommodate Silver Line passengers. Six public meetings, including two in Reston were held in February 2013 to discuss a proposed Fairfax Connector plan that would restructure, add, and eliminate routes. The Fairfax County Dept. of Transportation sought public input on 12 new routes, among other changes, to coincide with the Metrorail Silver Line opening.
Reston development and redevelopment projects on its website.
One large multi-use project, nearby Reston Spectrum Center, will create 774,879 square feet of non-residential use; 1,422 multifamily residential units (with 12 percent set aside for affordable housing) in seven new residential buildings; 38 percent open space; underground and structure parking; LEED certifications; two new east-west streets and expanded bike trails and pedestrian access.
Two massive residential redevelopment projects near Hickory Cluster are currently underway. Together they mark " ... a new stage for Reston ... the first time large residential complexes are being torn down to build even larger, new ones. ... ":