Next to the Metrorail, a transit-oriented development called Gables Station is planned to have an “Urban Living Room,” open to the public.
According to the project website, the Living Room will be an open-air square reminiscent of public spaces in Rome, Barcelona and Paris. It will be lined with cafes and restaurants, and filled with palm trees, shade trees, and umbrella-covered seating.
The Underline, a park and pathway under the Metrorail, is also just steps away.
Gables Station will also include 434 apartments, 66 rooms extended-stay hotel rooms, 125,000 square feet of retail, and 1,000 parking spaces.
A small grocer is planned as part of the retail, and Life Time Fitness has signed a lease. Construction financing was obtained earlier this year.