Community Invited to Offer Input on Possible New Arts Facility in Reston

Community Invited to Offer Input on Possible New Arts Facility in Reston

The public is invited to attend a series of meetings featuring general and focused discussion that will help Fairfax County and Reston Community Center determine the feasibility of a proposed arts venue in the Boston Properties Reston Next development.

The proposed arts center would be a result of a proffer providing the site for a facility to house a stage suitable for large-scale music and dance performances, as well as other arts-related amenities, within up to 60,000 square feet on the parcel identified as “Block J.”

Architectural firm Grimm + Parker will facilitate a series of meetings from February to April 2022. Community members, arts organizations and educators should plan to attend a session aligned with their perspective and give input regarding community needs and expectations for the facility space elements and functions. Grimm + Parker will then do rough-order-of-magnitude (ROM) cost estimating for the venue.

The pre-design framework established will provide the foundation for future Reston Arts Center design and construction tasks if the Block J proffer is accepted.

Meeting schedule:

  • Monday, February 14, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Kickoff Meeting. RCC Hunters Woods.
  • Monday, February 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Focus Group: Performing Arts. RCC Hunters Woods.
  • Monday, March 14, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Focus Group: Visual Arts. RCC Hunters Woods.
  • Monday, March 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Focus Group: Arts Education, Schools, Equity/Opportunity Neighborhoods. Zoom platform.
  • Monday, April 4, 2022, 6:30 p.m. General Wrap-up. Zoom platform.

To RSVP for a meeting, email Include your name, home address, email and the organization name if you are representing or affiliated with one, along with the date(s) of the meeting(s) desired; links to online meetings will be sent to those requesting them.

For additional information, contact Leila Gordon at

Please click here for project background, meeting information and related materials.

About Reston Community Center

Each year, RCC offers positive self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit or call 703-476-4500.


DPWES – Building Design and Construction Division is an award-winning organization responsible for implementing all major building, renovation and major capital renewal projects identified in the Fairfax County Capital Improvement Program, including fire stations, libraries, courts, police stations, office buildings, maintenance facilities, parking structures, human services facilities and other major infrastructure and public-private partnership projects.

About Grimm + Parker

Grimm + Parker Architects is a diverse group of community architects who seek to give meaning to the buildings and spaces that shape our lives. We serve our clients and their neighborhoods through the informed design of schools, libraries, mixed-use developments, multi-family residential spaces, and a wide array of cultural, performing and visual arts, and civic buildings. These buildings host fundamental human interactions and give back to their communities with service and inspiration.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website at Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191.  Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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