Herndon’s High Hopes”: June 2018 issue, Washington Business Journal

Metrorail’s Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport is under construction and expected to open in 2020. The town continues to prepare for the advent of Metrorail service and the opening of the Herndon Station.

Herndon Metro Station Area Plan 

Adopted by reference in the Town's Comprehensive Plan, this plan studied redevelopment scenarios for the commercial areas nearest to the station and established the Herndon Transit-Oriented Core.

Herndon Transit-Oriented Core (HTOC)

Roughly 38 acres comprised of several parcels immediately north of the Herndon Metro Station, which have been identified and planned for a mixed-use urban center of redevelopment.     

Transit-Related Growth Area (TRG) Study:  This project is currently underway.  It will evaluate potential densities and land uses with the areas to the north and east of the HTOC.  Check the TRG webpage for project updates. 


Regulation and Guidance for redevelopment occurring in the the HTOC is largely provided by:

Urban Design & Architectural Guidelines

Zoning Ordinance Article VIII (Planned Development Transit-Oriented Core)


Herndon Metro Station

The Town has been coordinating with the Metrorail Project Partners to ensure that appropriate access to the Herndon Station is in place when it opens.  Design of the Station pavilion and walkway to Herndon Parkway is complete and construction of the station has begun.  

For Silver Line Phase 2 updates, visit the Metrorail Project website.