Planning Commission to Vote on Wednesday (13 Feb)

This week the Fairfax County Planning Commission will vote on a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding a zoning change to increase density in Reston. On January 23 nearly two dozen Reston residents spoke at a public hearing in opposition to the proposed increase in density in Reston’s residential areas.

Although the public will not have an opportunity to participate in the Commission’s February 13 meeting, you are welcome to show your “colors” in person. The meeting will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA in the Board Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 pm.

The public comments underscored deficiencies in the County’s calculation Continue reading “Planning Commission to Vote on Wednesday (13 Feb)”

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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”

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”