Vote in the upcoming RA Board Election!

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.

Thank you!

Nature Walk at Hidden Creek Golf Course

Want a closer look at what makes Reston’s 18-hole golf courses so vital to our community?

Join a naturalist and other enthusiasts on Monday, 23 September, from 10:00 to noon for a nature walk through Hidden Creek Golf Course.  You’ll learn about the variety of birds that frequent this green space and visit field, forest, and pond habitats.  Space is limited for this free event, so sign up now!  You can register on the Reston Association website or by phone at 703-476-9689.

Please wear good walking shoes and arrive at the Golf Course Island Pool parking lot by 9:55!

CPR formally objects to PRC zoning ordinance plans

Yesterday, the Coalition for a Planned Reston sent the following letter to Supervisor Hudgins, as well as to the other members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, formally objecting to the Supervisor’s plan to bring the proposed increase in Reston’s PRC zoning density before the Board on Tuesday, 4 December. (A pdf of the letter can be downloaded from the Correspondence section of this website.) The Reston Association Board of Directors has also sent a separate letter, reiterating identical concerns.

November 29, 2018

Dear Supervisor Hudgins:

The Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR) is deeply concerned and dismayed by the announcement that you have requested County staff to move forward with the proposed PRC Zoning Ordinance Amendment.  For the reasons explained below, we strongly urge you to withdraw your request immediately and to complete the community dialogue to which you committed.

This past summer your staff, County officials and representatives from the Reston Association (RA) and CPR met in four working groups to examine significant issues arising from the Revised Reston Master Plan, which Continue reading “CPR formally objects to PRC zoning ordinance plans”

Videos of RA/CPR meetings with Fairfax

We have added links to the videos of all four working group meetings held in July between RA/CPR and Fairfax County staff on key issues of concern to Reston residents related to the proposed increase in density for Reston’s Planned Residential Community. These can be found on our new YouTube Video page and include:

  • 30 July meeting on density, overall planning, and village centers;
  • 24 July meeting on infrastructure, focusing especially on schools;
  • 18 July meeting on parks, recreational facilities, and open spaces in Reston; and
  • 17 July meeting on transportation planning and infrastructure.