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Friday, October 28, 2011

Herndon Vote on Metrorail Station Area Re-development Postponed

An article in today's Fairfax Times reports on the decision of the Herndon Town Council to defer a decision on whether to proceed with the planned re-development around the prospective Herndon-Reston West Metro station until December and have an intervening hearing.  The consultant on the project noted three constraints on the proposal:
  • limited road access (only two principal access points--east & west)
  • a Dominion Virginia Power easement running through the area
  • the presence of stable, residential communities along the north side.
According to the report, a number of residents expressed their concern about the impact of the proposed re-development on their neighborhoods, although others supported the plan.

This conceptual drawing presented by the consultant suggests the view Restonians may well see across the toll road at the Herndon-Reston West station, since there is little planning to re-develop the Reston side of the station area in the next 20 years. 

Rendering by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. According to redevelopment plan being considered by the Herndon Town Council, taller buildings would line the Dulles Toll Road nearest the Herndon-Monroe Metro station, and building heights would taper off as they approach residential areas.

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