The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors is evaluating whether to install foundations around the planned Reston Parkway Metrorail station that would later allow the authority to sell development rights above the station and the Dulles Toll Road.
Steve Smith, of the airports authority's Office of Engineering, told the board last week that the Reston market likely will not be ready to absorb the density needed to facilitate "air rights" development anytime soon. Air rights above the new rail stations would essentially involve constructing buildings on platforms above the future rail stations and toll road. . . .
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