Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Petition to Save API Building in Reston From Demolition

At 48,000 sq ft, the API building is big enough to house Reston Regional Library which will be bulldozed to make way for residential high-rise buildings in Reston Town Center.

The county has said they want 39,000 sq ft on the ground floor of one of the residential towers for the new library; however, parking will be limited.   The middle of Reston Town Center is not an ideal location for a regional library.  Additionally, the community will have no library during construction and that could be 2 to 4 years.

There is $10 million available in library bond funds to pay for the new regional library. 

Here is the petition which has more information on Marcel Breuer and the API building.  Please sign the petition by June 13 so signatures can be sent to the Fairfax County Planning Commissioners.


  1. Sounds like a good idea subject to closer inspection of the building and the legal minefield that must be crossed to make it happen.

  2. Please make this happen if the building is safe and and structurally sound to allow the library to move into it.
    A great idea!

  3. I support the move of the library to API building. This is the best way to go.

  4. I support the move of the library to API building. We need to preserve these landmarks.