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Groundbreaking for New 385-Unit Mixed-Use Project in Reston

There are plans to create a brand new community in Reston, Virginia with over one million square feet of mixed-use development. Located on eight acres of land on Sunrise Valley Drive, this community, dubbed Reston Heights, will soon make way for a brand new mixed-use building.

Just recently, The JBG Companies hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a five-story project that will house 385 apartments and 89,000 square feet of retail. The building is called VY, and its units will range from junior one-bedrooms to three-bedrooms, with 46 of the units designated for affordable housing. Additional plans include building a public plaza and an adjacent parking structure with over 700 above- and below-grade parking spots. The development is expected to deliver by 2017 with retailers arriving in early 2018.

In Reston Heights, each of the buildings will be covered in natural wood beams, which are meant to reflect the architect's inspiration from the original 1960s development at Lake Anne Village Center. According to a press release, the developer may add an additional 375,000 square feet of mixed-use space to the project in a future phase. The site is roughly half a mile from the planned Reston Town Center Metro station, which is expected to deliver only a few years after the completion of VY in 2020.