CPR leaders interviewed on density concerns

This interview, posted on the Reston2020 blog and on YouTube, is with three of our key leaders in the Coalition for a Planned Reston: Bruce Ramo (Reclaim Reston), Dennis Hays (Reston Citizens Association), and Terry Maynard (Reston2020).

In this video, they explain in detail and with clarity the core issues of concern with the ongoing development and the proposal that Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors increase the density cap in Reston’s planned residential community from 13 to 16. The impact is significant on our quality of life, transportation infrastructure, school overcrowding, and loss of green space, all of which were part of Reston’s original core design values.

This is 60 minutes long but is well worth watching.

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Fairfax County response to CPR, RA requests

On March 28, Fairfax County officials sent their formal response to Supervisor Cathy Hudgins regarding requests by the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR) and by Reston Association (RA) requesting that the vote on any increase to the density cap for Reston’s Planned Residential Community not be held until the Reston Master Plan has been amended to reflect the community’s input on density, infrastructure, and development.

In response, Fairfax Planning & Zoning staff recommends against reopening the Reston Master Plan for amendments and does not support changing land use, density or intensity in transit station areas until after 2019 and in village centers until after 2020. They are open to considering some changes to the Master Plan that clarify recommendations and correct oversights.

This letter, in full, can be linked from our new Correspondence page (under the Resources & Correspondence menu tab). (The original letters from RA and CPR to Supervisor Hudgins are also posted on the Correspondence page.)

CPR leadership is finalizing its response to Supervisor Hudgins and will release that shortly.

Fairfax County puts vote on density increase on hold

CPR Welcomes the County’s Decision to Change Plans for Moving Forward With Reston Zoning Density Amendment

  • Last week the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning changed its plans for the proposed zoning amendment to increase density in Reston’s Planned Residential Community (PRC) District from 13 to 16 persons per acre. 
  • Following presentations by CPR and the Reston Association to the full Board of Supervisors in February, the schedule for the proposed zoning amendment has been put on hold (dates are “TBD”).  CPR asked the Board of Supervisors not to have a vote on calendaring or enacting a Reston zoning density increase until the views of the community have been fully considered and addressed.

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Suggested language for emails

Reston friends, as promised in our community update on Friday, here are suggested building blocks for email letters to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Please feel free to use one or more of the paragraphs below to customize your email letter or use your own words. Email addresses for all Board members are listed at the bottom of this post. Thank you!

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Dear Supervisor (xxx),

I am a resident of Fairfax County who is concerned by plans of the County Department of Planning & Zoning to increase the population density limit in the Reston Planned Residential Community (PRC) District. I ask the Board of Supervisors to stop all actions by County Planning and Zoning to change zoning density in the Reston PRC in order to permit more time for meaningful participation by our community.

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