Herndon Development Update

WOODLAND PARK EAST

Hello Herndon,

Here is an early 2019 update on development happening, or slated to happen, in Herndon. If you’ve ever done a renovation project yourself, you know they always take longer than originally planned and the same applies to larger development. While you shouldn’t expect these projects to finish on the scheduled completion date, here is a list of  what is coming to Herndon in the coming months.

A great example of how much a project can be delayed is the Aslin Beer Pouring House planned for 771 Elden Street, which was reported to open late 2017 but after running into structural issues in the building, they have yet to begin construction. Aslin Beer currently uses the location as a pick-up spot for some of their beer releases and they will continue to sell cans from the location after the pouring house opens. The pouring house is slated to open sometime in the near future and will be a great addition to downtown Herndon, especially since Aslin will be moving their production facility, originally located in Alexandria. Mayor Merkle worked tirelessly to keep the native brewery in Herndon and she did a fantastic job helping land the pouring house that will be built on Elden Street. See the link below to get a sneak peak at what the pouring house will look like.

Here is a list of what is happening in our town! Hope you find it helpful and feel free to follow my blog for future updates:

  1. Woodland Park East Development — Located at the intersection of Eastpark Drive and Monroe Street. The 31-acre property south of the toll road will be called Woodland Park East and will be home to 74 townhouses, 90 two-over-two stacked townhouses, 515 apartments, two office towers (totaling 560,000 square feet), and 20,000 square feet in optional retail space. Twelve percent of the total units (approx. 81 units) will be set aside as affordable or workforce housing. The project will include a a two-lane road with bike lanes and parking to connect Monroe Street and Corporate Park Drive, as well as trails to connect the development to the metro station. Here is the link to the county website for more info and renderings and here is the link to the NV Homes website for additional renderings and pricing.
  2. Aslin Beer Pouring House — Located at 771 Elden Street, Aslin Beer plans for the new pouring house to have approx. 2,500 square feet of interior tasting room space and another 2,500 square feet of outdoor space including a rooftop deck and bar, bocce ball court, and covered deck. According to reports from RestonNow and The Connection Newspaper back in mid-2017 the pouring house was expected to be completed in late 2017 to early 2018, but unfortunately due to structural issues in the building, construction has been delayed. Per the Aslin Beer Company’s Facebook post in September 2018, there was some bittersweet news that the production facility, and Aslin Headquarters, will be moving from the 257 Sunset Park Drive location to 847 South Pickett Street in Alexandria. Fortunately, they will remain in Herndon with the new pouring house. As of today, construction has yet to start, but an amendment on February 6th proposed moving the structure to 765 and 767 Elden Street. Here is a look at what new the pouring house will look like along with the updated location.
  3. Parking Spaces at Woodland Park Crossing — Located at 12951 Highland Crossing Drive, the shopping center will be adding new parking spaces and open space amenity area for families and children to gather. Here is a rendering of what the finished space will look like.
  4. Repainting the 3rd Street Water Tower — Located at 806 3rd Street, the water tower will be getting a new coat of paint. This isn’t news many will be excited about, but I’m sure this is welcome news to the surrounding neighborhoods.

For the foodies out there, its worth noting that Wooboi Hot Chicken, the Nashville Hot Chicken chain, opened a location in Herndon on February 5th at 139 Spring Street. Here is a link to their website to see what type of food they offer. I can’t resist good deep fried chicken so my wife and I went opening night to try it and boy was it good! I would highly recommend it if you are in the mood for some fast casual comfort food. Hopefully the picture below will nudge you to try it!

WOOBOI

– Dave

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