Reston, VA – DAVIS Construction(DAVIS) announced that it has broken ground at the site of the new $1.4b Halley Rise development on the site of a 36-acre Reston office park. Formerly known as Reston Crescent, Halley Rise is directly adjacent to the new DC Metro Silver Line station in Reston slated to open in 2020. DAVIS is building an eight-story mixed-use building consisting of multi-family residential spaces above a Wegmans grocery store.

President + CEO Jim Davis represented DAVIS at the groundbreaking event on October 7, helping to set the massive project in motion alongside representatives from Brookfield Properties. The development will provide downtown Reston with a new place for people to live, work, dine, shop, and socialize. “Halley Rise exemplifies the very best of Brookfield’s placemaking philosophy, bringing with it walkable streets flanked by dynamic retail, diverse public spaces activated with events and culture,” said Greg Meyer, Executive Vice President and Head of the Washington D.C. Region, Brookfield Properties.

Optimus Ride, a leading self-driving vehicle technology company, showcased its self-driving vehicle system at the groundbreaking. They were selected by Brookfield Properties to provide safe, efficient, autonomous transportation to employees working within the Halley Rise development, and have successfully completed over 14,000 rides since their initial launch. Optimus Ride is currently deployed in four U.S. states and aims to provide a reliable means of mobility in areas where there is a lack of transportation options.

Founded in 1966, DAVIS Construction is the largest general contractor that solely serves the Washington region, building nearly one billion worth of construction a year; including some of the region’s most complex and notable projects, across 10 diverse market sectors. Consistently ranked as an industry leader both nationally and locally, DAVIS has been recognized for 13 consecutive years as one of the area’s Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.

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