I just hope they've hardened the metro tunnel that'll more or less be going right underneath the restaurant. A mini earthquake every time it rolls through would certainly not be a good dining experience.
That statement startled me. I don't believe that sites along Metro suffer from this at all. Then I went to volumes of reviews for Da Dominico or the Clydes of Reston and scanned them. There were no references to the sense of a mini earthquake from any review. There are metro's running under buildings all over the region and especially downtown. I don't believe there is an issue.
But in that search I saw the following reference for new high rise development on the Clyde's Tysons site and some nearby smaller properties. Up to 2 million square feet of development and up to 36 stories high!!!!! Zounds!! This was just approved this past Autumn by Fairfax County.
Here is my little "connection" to that story. Back around 2000 I left the commercial real estate business and didn't know how I was going to spend time. I was recruited by a civil engineering group that was working on the Environmental Impact Analysis for the proposed metro extension to Tysons, Reston, National Airport, and beyond....and also worked on similar analyses for other proposed transit projects.
Part of the approval process hinged on the proposed volumes of ridership for these projects. That in turn relied on traffic estimates based on density of development around the sites. That is where I came in. I was part of a group with planners from Fairfax County. We looked at every parcel of ground in the proposed stops and estimated future development. Then that information went to the transportation planners that used a formula to estimate ridership. A lot of number crunching and usage of advanced tested formulas for estimating transit ridership.
Its all estimates. Who knows how it will play out. From my recollection though, when we looked at the Clydes' site and others near it we never assumed that much development density and heights of buildings.
Of course if and when this gets built is anyone's guess. It depends on market conditions, financing, etc etc etc. It could take decades. The Clydes site is very close to one of the metro stops though, so it might get into the ground sooner than others that will change the skyline of Tysons, and probably take an already miserable traffic experience and make it far worse.
I don't know if Da Dominico is part of this proposed development or not...or will be part of some other planned super structure....but I doubt it will feel the effects of metro's rumbling underneath and nearby.