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”

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You spoke. We’re listening.

Thanks to the many CPR volunteers who responded to our survey of how we can best help you learn more about density and development issues in Reston and become even more engaged in the overall development process. Here are key highlights of what you told us:

In terms of what CPR volunteers would like to do,

  • 45% were interested in direct engagement by attending public meetings of Reston and Fairfax boards;
  • 38% want to help with communications to ensure neighbors are informed;
  • 31% are willing to help boost our message on social media;
  • 25% want to assist in researching specific development proposals or how other communities handle development; and
  • 10% have offered to help shape strategic communications and expand media contacts.

In terms of the specific information our volunteers most want to know more about (either through in-person workshops or Continue reading “You spoke. We’re listening.”

Two transportation projects open for public comment

CPR followers have asked that we start posting notices about public comment periods for development and transportation projects.

Fairfax County has listed two projects in Reston for possible funding by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Both involve adding new arteries across the Dulles Toll Road to Continue reading “Two transportation projects open for public comment”