Supervisor Hudgins Reneges on Commitment to Reston Residents – Announces Unilateral Move to Massively Increase Density
Supervisor Hudgins announced on Monday her decision to proceed with the process for Fairfax Board of Supervisor approval of a zoning amendment to increase the zoning density in the Reston Planned Residential Community (PRC) District. Despite a commitment to complete engagement with the Reston community before commencing the formal zoning approval process, Supervisor Hudgins requested that the proposed zoning amendment be presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 4, 2018 as the initial step for final approval early in 2019.
The zoning amendment originally called for 16 persons per acre. Hudgins’ announcement states that the zoning amendment will be advertised as from 13-15 persons per acre. The amendment also would permit higher density in the Transit Station Areas. The announcement did not explain why Supervisor Hudgins was requesting that the formal zoning process commence without having completed the small group working session activity to which she had committed. Additionally, despite repeated requests by CPR, Fairfax County officials failed to provide answers and materials as they agreed during small group sessions held with CPR and Reston Association over the summer.
CPR will soon announce community action in opposition to Supervisor Hudgins’ announcement. In the meantime please call (703-478-0283) or email Supervisor Hudgins at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your opposition to her decision to move forward with increasing density in Reston.