On Dec. 17, Brookfield Properties released plans for its newest project: Halley Rise, a $1.4 billion mixed-use district in Reston. Currently a 36-acre office park, the project will transform the area into 3.5 million square feet of housing, retail spaces, offices and public green spaces with year-round cultural activities.
Slated to open in 2020, Halley Rise’s location is directly adjacent to the Metro Silver Line station, making it easily accessible for those in the surrounding areas. The project will reach full completion by 2026, with a total of 1,500 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of office space, 250,000 square feet of retail, 5 acres of open space and brand-new public streets and infrastructure.
Construction will begin in mid-2019, and the first phase of the project is expected to be complete in 2022.
The project will welcome Reston’s first Wegmans Food Markets location. The company has signed a lease for an 80,000-square-foot supermarket on the ground level of Halley Rise.
Twenty percent of Halley Rise will be dedicated to public open space, including three parks and cultural programming curated by Arts Brookfield. Reston residents can also expect to see restaurants, gyms and shops call Halley Rise home, with a total of 20-30 retail spaces allotted in the current plans.
The offices will feature loft-style designs, as well as more traditional corporate spaces. In hopes of creating a live-work community, condos and apartments will be built near the office space, with 15 percent of units falling under the affordable Workforce Dwelling Unit program.
Additional plans include an off-site athletic facility, a mile of new sewer lines, new off-site traffic signals and electric vehicle charging stations.
For more information, visit brookfieldproperties.com.