What used to be tallest building in Tysons, the former Sheraton Hotel, was once a mecca for business luncheons, corporate meetings and political celebrations. In spite of its convenient location along Leesburg Pike, the owners closed its doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents were auctioned off and residents wondered what would happen to the familiar landmark next to Walmart.
Fans of the building cheered for retaining the structure. Now owner JBSmith has announced its fate.
The company will transform the 22-story hotel built in 1985 into 544 residential units, including studios, and one- and two-bedrooms units.
Renovation will be cheaper than constructing a new building and will help keep prices more affordable, according to Fairfax County documents.
As part of the Tysons West development, the building has history. Once the ownership changed, there were tax lawsuits to be adjudicated before that property’s future could be determined.
Other structures will be built as part of the development, possibly another residential building, while the adjacent retail spots will remain in place. Plans also include a park next to adjacent condos and townhouses.
Meanwhile, residents of the renovated structure will be in easy walking distance to a pedestrian bridge that leads to Metrorail’s Spring Hill Station.
Analysts say this will be a major addition to long-standing plans for housing near Silver Line stations.
Pictured at top: Photo courtesy of Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project