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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Fairfax County?

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Fairfax County?

Long the most populous suburb of the D.C. area, Fairfax County is pinning its hopes on a constellation of dense urban town centers as it looks to its future. Tysons, Reston and Herndon, all connected by the Metro's Silver Line, could turn into soaring cities in Fairfax County. How much do you know about leasing, construction and development in the ancestral home of George Mason and George Washington?

1

Which of these Silver Line stations is not part of the Phase 2 extension?

Herndon
Reston Town Center
Spring Hill
Innovation Center

YOU'RE CORRECT!

The Spring Hill station was added as part of the Phase 1 extension of the Silver Line.

YOU'RE WRONG!

The Spring Hill station was added as part of the Phase 1 extension of the Silver Line.

2

What tenant is now anchoring Boston Properties’ Reston Gateway office?

Fannie Mae
Leidos
Google
Wegmans

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Fannie Mae's 850K SF lease at Reston Gateway was the largest in Fairfax County in 2018.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Fannie Mae's 850K SF lease at Reston Gateway was the largest in Fairfax County in 2018.

3

Why is the Arrowbrook Centre ownership group waiting to develop the offices it got approved in 2005?

The area is set to be rezoned
Demand for office isn’t strong enough yet
It needs its residences filled to finance the new projects
It is waiting to see workforce housing take off as an asset class

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Though the ownership group was awarded the rights to develop over 2.2M SF, most of the planned developments are still awaiting demand.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Though the ownership group was awarded the rights to develop over 2.2M SF, most of the planned developments are still awaiting demand.

4

Which of these restaurants cannot be found at JBG Smith’s RTC West development?

BGR The Burger Joint
Cooper's Hawk Winery
Famous Toastery
Sweetgreen

YOU'RE CORRECT!

There is a Sweetgreen in Reston already in the heart of the Town Center, so it is doubtful the salad chain will be added to JBG Smith's list as it looks for more retailers and businesses to fill up RTC West.

YOU'RE WRONG!

There is a Sweetgreen in Reston already in the heart of the Town Center, so it is doubtful the salad chain will be added to JBG Smith's list as it looks for more retailers and businesses to fill up RTC West.

5

West Falls Church’s Little City Commons project has drawn parallels to the Mosaic District, a shopping and dining area in what part of Fairfax County?

Merrifield
Tysons
Vienna
Fairfax City

YOU'RE CORRECT!

The Mosaic District has been lauded as a large success for the denser urban redevelopment that Fairfax County needs to move into the 21st century.

YOU'RE WRONG!

The Mosaic District has been lauded as a large success for the denser urban redevelopment that Fairfax County needs to move into the 21st century.

6

Which architect designed Google’s new office at Reston Station?

I. M. Pei
Mies Van Der Rohe
Helmut Jahn
Cesar Pelli

YOU'RE CORRECT!

German-American architect Helmut Jahn is known for the Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, and One Liberty Place in Philadelphia.

YOU'RE WRONG!

German-American architect Helmut Jahn is known for the Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, and One Liberty Place in Philadelphia.

7

Victor Hoskins was named the new president and CEO of what?

Wegmans
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Boston Properties
Leidos

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Hoskins, who played a vital role in bringing Amazon to Arlington earlier this year, has taken a new job in Fairfax County.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Hoskins, who played a vital role in bringing Amazon to Arlington earlier this year, has taken a new job in Fairfax County.

8

What idea is being floated as an addition to Boston Properties’ Reston Gateway?

An art museum
A climbing gym
A brewery
A performing arts center

YOU'RE CORRECT!

Though the potential performing arts center has not yet been approved, a feasibility study was recently OK'd by the county.

YOU'RE WRONG!

Though the potential performing arts center has not yet been approved, a feasibility study was recently OK'd by the County.

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CityScape Quiz Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Fairfax County?