Construction begins on massive housing development in Reston

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80 townhouses planned in first phase, with 300 apartment units to come

Construction began last week on “The Midline,” a residential and commercial community to be located two blocks from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station (Silver Line) in Fairfax County, EYA Development LLC announced Sept. 8.

It’s anticipated that 80 townhouses will be completed by early 2021, with an additional 35 to be built during the second phase of construction for The Townhomes at Reston Station. EYA also plans to build two multifamily buildings on the site, to include 300 units and 20,000 square feet of retail space. The property is located across from the Comstock Cos.’ Reston Station development, which houses more than 1,000 residents and includes 5 million square feet of completed and planned commercial space along the Dulles Toll Road.

Rendering courtesy EYA

“There is a strong demand for authentic urban communities at metro stations and for high-quality housing that appeals to young professionals, growing families and empty nesters,“ EYA President McLean Quinn said in a statement. “Reston has a unique history as a thoughtfully planned mixed-use suburb and we are delighted to have secured this site.  We are actively seeking other sites along the Silver Line to bring more ‘life within walking distance’ to the region. Our residents will be able to take the Silver Line in either direction for a smooth link to Dulles International Airport, Tysons, or a day in downtown D.C.”

Founded in 1992, EYA has build more than 5,000 homes and 42 urban neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.


Pictured at top: Rendering courtesy EYA