About one month following the official groundbreaking, the plans for the Boro in Tysons continue to evolve.
Developers Meridian Group and Kettler received approval last week to convert some of its residential space to office. The Board of Supervisors ratified the plan to convert an additional 25,000 square feet in their original development plan into offices.
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This office space will be built above the ground-level stores planned along the project’s main retail street, Boro Place. These retail and office uses will emerge on the site where the recently demolished Enterprise Building stood.
Located at the corner of Westpark and Greensboro Drives, the project will ultimately bring 4.25 million square feet in new apartments, offices and stores next to the Greensboro Metro Station. This includes the largest Whole Foods in the DC region, a 15-screen luxury movie theater and a future public library.
Last week’s action doesn’t increase the overall amount of office space or total square footage for the development. Instead, the project will reduce its office uses elsewhere to allow for the conversion. When the board approved the original plans for the Boro in January, they allowed the developers to convert 60,000 square feet of residential into office. The extra office space brings the total square feet available for conversion to 85,000 square feet.
The former Enterprise Building is located at 8301 Greensboro Drive, and the office was one of the four buildings that made up SAIC’s former headquarters campus that the federal contractor sold in 2013.