The election for Reston Association’s 2020 Board of Directors is critical for ensuring the independence and financial well-being of Reston as a planned community. CPR urges all Restonians to vote, online or by mail, beginning on March 2 and ending on April 3.
Your support is needed to elect candidates who are highly knowledgeable of and actively engaged in critical land use issues facing Reston. These include:
- Keeping RA property as RA property (not transferring our parks and recreational areas to Fairfax County);
- Maintaining the current density cap for our residential areas and village centers; and
- Retaining Reston’s two 18-hole golf courses as essential open space.
Reston Association will be an important participant in the upcoming Reston Comprehensive Plan Task Force announced by Supervisor Alcorn. We need RA Board members who are committed to growing Reston as a welcoming, planned community and maintaining fiscal transparency.
CPR suggests that you listen to the candidates’ statements on the RA Board of Directors Election Video and that you watch the video of the Candidates’ Forum at Reston Association headquarters held on February 26. Both of these videos will give you a deeper sense of the demonstrated experience and qualifications that the candidates bring to the table.
The following letter was sent today to the Fairfax County Planning Commission to urge them to vote to defer the proposed Campus Commons development at the corner of Wiehle and Sunrise Valley Drive.
Letter to Plan Comm-Oct 2019
7 October 2019
Chairman Peter Murphy, Vice Chairman James Hart, Commissioner John Carter
Fairfax County Planning Commission, Fairfax, VA
Dear Chairman Murphy, Commissioner Hart, Commissioner Carter,
I am writing to urge you to vote to defer the Campus Commons proposal when it comes before you on Thursday, 10 October. While this project has improved, it still contains significant flaws that are directly material to its readiness for consideration, especially since the developer is requesting final approval at this time and is slated to go before the Board of Supervisors less than one week later for a vote. Continue reading “Please vote to defer Campus Commons”
Today, one of our members wrote the attached letter to TF Cornerstone, the developer behind the Campus Commons project at Sunrise Valley and Wiehle, to protest their continuing pursuit of a 25 September hearing before the Fairfax Planning Commission.
Please write to the main TF Cornerstone VP in charge of community relations (Ms. Ebony Young) and also forward your email letter to the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Ask them to defer any hearing on this project until all community concerns have been addressed.
Here’s the letter, posted as a Word doc in case you’d like to cut and paste the info into your own letter and in your own words.
Letter to TF Cornerstone
Thank you for all you do for Reston!
Planning Commission (reaches all commissioners):
Board of Supervisors:
Thanks to everyone who attended the 5 September community meeting on the proposed Campus Commons development at Wiehle Avenue and Sunrise Valley drive. We’ve posted a document that summarizes the developer’s presentation and the questions and answers with Reston residents that followed.
TF Cornerstone community meeting
This document can also be found in our Resources section!