Officials from the World Bank recently requested a presentation about Metro’s Silver Line and traveled by Metrorail to the Wiehle-Reston East Station to meet with representatives from the project team as well as Maggie Parker of Comstock Partners LP, the developer of BLVD Reston Station.
The World Bank contingency gathered on the top floor of BLVD— which has a rooftop pool, gym, billiard table, ping pong table, poker table, multiple large-screen televisions, fireplace and breathtaking views of the surrounding Reston community—to hear an update about the project. The group expressed great interest in learning about the project’s financing as well as how it ties into Dulles International Airport.
With significant practical knowledge garnered from flying to World Bank locations around the globe, the officials focused many of their questions on the passenger experience, particularly.
The World Bank group also asked questions about housing near the rail stations, particularly affordable and workforce housing.
Top Left: Dusty Smith delivers a presentation to officials from the World Bank from a residential building at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station that gave attendees a bird’s eye view of Reston and the development spawned by the Silver Line.
Top Right: Officials with the World Bank rode the Silver Line out to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station on March 9 to learn more about the project that will ultimately connect Washington, DC, to Dulles International Airport. The group gathered in the penthouse lounge at Comstock Partners’ BLVD Reston Station.