Despite DC reaching record office vacancy in Q2 this year, Boston Properties wants to increase office square-footage in their Reston Next mixed-use development.

In recent filings with Fairfax County, Boston Properties REIT proposed a 287,000 SF increase in office space for phase II of the project. The total size of the four million SF project would see a net decrease of 373,000 SF, stemming from decreasing planned restaurant, retail, hotel, and residential uses.The project use mix would be comprised of 50% office, 42% residential, 5% hotel, and 2% retail.

Phase one of Reston Next is nearing completion, with two office buildings completed in 2021, and a residential tower and hotel to be completed this year. The development is intended to be a vibrant community connecting the Reston Town Center and the metro stop. 

Phase I and II of Reston NextGensler Submission to Fairfax County

Phase two will see the addition of two more office towers, and three residential towers across 5 blocks. Gensler is spearheading the architectural design, while landscape architecture is being managed by OJB, and URBAN, Ltd. is overseeing engineering.

5 blocks to be developed during phase IIGensler Submission to Fairfax County

Filings indicate Boston Properties will not only revise the variety of uses but also construct a pedestrian bridge across Sunset Hills Road. This bridge will serve as a direct link to the Reston Town Center Metro station.