You’ll be hard-pressed to find a local that hasn’t heard of Scotts Run—the 40-acre mixed suburban area near the McLean Metro station. It’s essentially a small “city” within a city, featuring a number of malls, restaurants, parks, residential areas, and other places. The most defining aspect of Scotts Run is how construction here is never really completed. Its recent projects are concentrated in South Station. And here’s what we know about them so far.
Scotts Run South
Scotts Run is divided into two parts: the North and the South. Between the two, it’s the South that has seen more development throughout the years. It debuted with MITRE Building 4 in 2015, which is an all-around amenity space that includes coffee shops, conference centers, R&D labs, and more. In 2016, Scotts Run South saw the rise of The Haden—its first residential building. In 2017, two more residential buildings and retail space were created. This year, we’re seeing the gradual completion of three new buildings in Scotts Run South: Archer Tysons, The Heming, and a new fire station.
Archer Tysons is a 178-room hotel that’s scheduled to open in summer 2021. Once it does, it will be the first hotel in the area. It’s owned by LodgeWorks Partners, who also owns and developed the growing Archer Hotel collection. Guests can choose from four accommodation types: single, double, a king suite, and “Archer’s Den.” The latter is a one-bedroom suite bigger than the third option on the list. In addition to a bedroom, it offers a fully furnished living area and wet bar.
The second building under construction, The Heming, is a 28-story luxury condominium building. Its plans consist of 410 units and 40,000 square feet of retail space. It will be complete in 2022. Finally, the new fire station is located at 1766 Old Meadow Lane and is set to be fully functional by spring.
Who is behind Scotts Run?
The Scotts Run project is being developed by Cityline Partners LLC, a real estate business in collaboration with architectural firm SmithGroup. Despite other states being more urbanized, like New York, both decided to build their projects in Virginia, where it’s easy to conduct business. LLCs in Virginia only need to pay an annual registration fee of $50 to operate, compared to annual reports that most states require. They also don’t require a business license aside from those mandated by national law. Since there’s little to no hassle to operating businesses in the state, many Virginia LLCs are encouraged to expand. LS Technologies, AAA Healthcare, and Capital Investment Advisors are great examples of this feat. Cityline even has another project in Tysons called Arbor Row—a residential area.
Aside from Archer Tysons, The Heming, and a new fire station, a new project was recently approved in Scotts Run South last quarter: an unnamed 25-story mixed-use building at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and S Dartford Drive. With 47 apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail space, Cityline is using this as an opportunity to attract big businesses into establishing an office in urban Tyson. Once finished, it will be 285-feet-tall, a staggering sight for sure.
Scotts Run is the pride of Tysons, and every expansion proves that. It’ll be interesting to see what new things are going to be added in the coming years.