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555 Herndon Parkway (Monroe Metro Plaza)

Fairfax County, VA

christopher consultants provided civil engineering, surveying and land planning services for this pedestrian-centric, high-density urban space located within the Town of Herndon’s transit-oriented core.

christopher assisted with three phases of the initial site development, including surveying, site evaluation and engineering, and entitlement services. Civil engineering efforts included site review, stormwater outfall analysis, SWM/BMP preliminary design, conceptual grading, development plans and conceptual design.  Surveying efforts included utility research, tree location surveys, aerial photography and topography and as-built surveys.  christopher also worked closely with the client and their attorney to provide them with the required documents to prepare a development plan and assisted with staff and public meetings as well as proffer preparation.

Creating a new hub of urban development including 23+ story tall office and residential buildings presented unique challenges in regard to site design. The site is four acres and trapezoidal in shape, so providing adequate travel circulation for cars, trucks, bikes and pedestrians alike pushed us to create a space in which surface sharing is paramount. Responding to the desire for a more pedestrian-focused development, christopher designed a multifaceted plaza space including open-use space that could be utilized in many ways, making the space active and adaptable for events, as well as everyday life of the residents.

555 Herndon is planned to be a mixed-use, high-density property consisting of three towers with approximately 270,000 SF of office and residential uses. Each building will have ground floor retail with parking above.

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The Town of Herndon’s first mixed-use development.

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