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.
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:
Reston needs your help!
This summer, Reston Planning & Zoning Committee (RP&Z) rejected a proposal for a massive redevelopment of the Campus Commons site at the corner of Wiehle Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive. However, the developer is pushing ahead to fast-track the addition of 1.1 million square feet of multi-family residential and office space. The proposed project is directly across Sunrise Valley Drive from neighborhoods of single-family homes and two-story townhouses.
The proposal is currently slated to come before the Fairfax County Planning Commission for a public hearing on Wednesday, September 25, and Continue reading “Oppose the Campus Commons Massive Redevelopment”
To all the wonderful Restonians and other neighbors in our broader Fairfax community, we want to extend our deepest appreciation for your support over the past two years against the proposed zoning amendment that would have increased the density cap in our Planned Residential Community (PRC) area. Your many letters and phone calls to members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission, your participation in the community meetings held in Reston, including the pivotal October 2017 public meeting at South Lakes High School, Continue reading “Thank you, Reston!”