Reston Schools Meeting of 24 July

This letter was drafted by CPR Discussion Participant Stuart Gibson after last week’s joint RA/CPR/Fairfax County working group meeting to discuss the status of schools and school planning. It has been sent to Supervisor Hudgins and other attendees. We’re sharing it here in the interest of broadening awareness of the topics included in the meeting, as well as of the next steps and information-gathering requested by CPR/RA representatives.

Summary of Community Meeting on School Facilities

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Summary of Community Meeting on School Facilities 

Reston Association Headquarters 

July 24, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

This is a summary – submitted on behalf of the panel from Coalition for a Planned Reston – of the “Top 10” takeaways from the meeting held on July 24, 2018 to discuss proposals to increase density in Reston, and their impact on schools and school facilities. It also includes a summary of information requested from the county and school representatives, which would be a topic for our next meeting (to be scheduled). 

Participating from Coalition for a Planned Reston were Andy Sigle and Sridhar Ganesan, President and Vice President (respectively) of Reston Association, Moira Callaghan, Todd Shea, Bob Petrine, and Stuart Gibson. 

Participating from Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools were Continue reading “Reston Schools Meeting of 24 July”

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CPR letter to Supervisor Hudgins (1 Aug 2018)

This letter was sent by the Coalition for a Planned Reston to Supervisor Hudgins to urge her to continue suspending further action on a zoning amendment to increase the density of Reston’s Planned Residential Community (PRC) area while discussions and information-sharing efforts are ongoing between the Reston community and Fairfax County staff. 

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CPR letter to Supervisor Hudgins-1 Aug 2018

Dear Madam Supervisor:

On Monday evening we completed the initial round of four small group public meetings to discuss areas of citizens’ concerns with the County’s proposal to increase the overall person per acre limitation for the Reston Planned Residential Community (PRC) from 13 to16 persons per acre, and to provide authority for the Board of Supervisors to approve individual development in excess of 50 dwelling units per acre Continue reading “CPR letter to Supervisor Hudgins (1 Aug 2018)”

Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Athletic Facilities Meeting of July 18

This letter, prepared by CPR Discussion Leader (and Reston Citizens Association President) Dennis Hays after last week’s joint RA/CPR/Fairfax County working group meeting to discuss the status of parks, recreation, open space, and athletic facilities, drawing from guidance in the Comprehensive Plan (Reston portion). It was sent to Supervisor Hudgins and other attendees yesterday, and RCA posted it today on their website. We’re sharing it here to in the interest of broadening awareness of the topics included in the meeting, as well as of the next steps and information-gathering pledged by both Fairfax County and CPR/RA representatives.

Reston Association has posted the full video of the meeting on their YouTube channel.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dear Supervisor Hudgins:

Thank you again for working with the CPR/RA coalition to help develop a better public understanding of the issues involved in the proposed Reston PRC amendments.  We appreciate your dedication and hard work on behalf of Reston and your making available to us the County officials most responsible for working on these issues.  We also wish to thank Goldie Harrison of your staff for her tireless efforts to pull everyone together at the same time and place!

On July 18th, the Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Athletic Facilities group met.  We began the meeting by looking for high-level areas where we had common ground and common goals, conforming to the Reston Master Plan.  This proved very successful and we had unanimous agreement that:

  • Parks, open space, athletic facilities are essential to the health, wealth and well-being of a community.  Open space has direct physical and mental health benefits, is environmentally key to having a safe and productive landscape and brings direct and indirect economic rewards;
  • A fundamental characteristic of Reston has been a commitment to preserve natural areas and integrate open space throughout the community;
  • Development will be phased with infrastructure;
  • High quality open space will be required; and
  • Public participation in planning and zoning will continue to be the community’s foundation.

We then set a framework for Continue reading “Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Athletic Facilities Meeting of July 18”

View of a Reston resident: Allow changes to the Master Plan

A.S., a concerned Reston resident, recently wrote to every member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to express objections to the proposed increase in density for Reston’s Planned Residential Community (PRC) area. The writer urged Supervisors to support CPR’s recommendations for managing growth in the PRC and reopen the Reston Master Plan for reasonable changes, and then closed by raising issues of personal importance.

Your phone calls and letters do matter. They reinforce to our elected officials that voters are indeed paying attention to an issue of critical importance to our community. Thank you, A.S., for writing and sharing this letter with us! (Please see our FAQs page for Board email addresses!)

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Dear Supervisor Hudgins,

As a resident of Fairfax County for more than twenty years, I support the recommendations made by the Coalition for a Planned Reston for managing growth Continue reading “View of a Reston resident: Allow changes to the Master Plan”