New Wegmans grocery store coming to Reston

- An 80,000-square-foot Wegmans store is coming to Reston as part of a new $1.4 billion mixed-use development set to start construction next year.

The grocery store, which is expected to be open by 2022, will be the anchor for a new neighborhood development known as Halley Rise, located in the area of Sunrise Valley Drive and Reston Parkway in Fairfax County. It will replace the 36-acre Reston Crescent office park and be adjacent to the new Reston Town Center Metro station.

The Silver Line Metro station is scheduled to be open in 2020.

“We’re proud to continue our growth in Northern Virginia and be part of this exciting project in Reston,” said Wegmans Senior Vice President of Real Estate Ralph Uttaro.

“Halley Rise transcends the traditional work environment with world-class design, sleek architecture and state-of-the-art public spaces,” the website for Halley Rise says. “Located on the newly constructed Silver Line and minutes from Dulles International Airport, the neighborhood features 1.5 million square feet of innovative office space. Halley Rise gives workers an iconic location and accessibility unrivaled in the area. It’s a place to get creative, get inspired and get down to business.”

The community is also expected to have 1,500 new residential units, 250,000 square feet of retail space and five acres of public park space.

The first phase is scheduled to be finished in 2022 and the entire project should be completely done by 2026.

“Halley Rise exemplifies the very best of Brookfield’s placemaking philosophy – best-in-class mixed-use design, walkable streets flanked by dynamic retail, diverse public spaces activated with events and culture, and improvements for the broader Reston community,” said Ric Clark, senior managing partner and chairman of Brookfield Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners. “This transit-oriented neighborhood development will create a vibrant community for Reston residents to enjoy while strengthening the economic growth of the region.”

“I am excited to see Brookfield implementing Fairfax County’s vision for smart, urban, mixed-use development near Reston’s newest Metro station, particularly when its initial phase includes much-needed market and workforce housing units and Reston’s first Wegmans location,” said Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins. “The Halley Rise district will be a welcome addition to Reston’s south side, offering important commercial spaces, well-designed open spaces and new retail offerings.”

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