Supervisor Hudgins Reneges on Commitment to Reston Residents – Announces Unilateral Move to Massively Increase Density
Supervisor Hudgins announced on Monday her decision to proceed with the process for Fairfax Board of Supervisor approval of a zoning amendment to increase the zoning density in the Reston Planned Residential Community (PRC) District. Despite a commitment to complete engagement with the Reston community before commencing the formal zoning approval process, Supervisor Hudgins requested that the proposed zoning amendment be presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 4, 2018 as the initial step for final approval early in 2019.
The zoning amendment originally called for 16 persons per acre. Hudgins’ announcement states that the zoning amendment will be advertised as from 13-15 persons per acre. The amendment also would permit higher density in Continue reading “Supervisor Hudgins Reneges on Commitment”
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.
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)”
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.”
It is our pleasure to introduce Walt Culver as our new volunteer CPR South Reston outreach coordinator.
Walt and his wife, Sylvia, have lived in Reston, Virginia, since 2000. He was elected Secretary of the Mallard’s Landing Cluster Association in 2012. His past volunteer service in our community has also included being Executive Vice President of the Fairfax Symphony as well as President of the Fairfax Education Foundation.
Walt enjoyed a long career as one of the nation’s senior executives in information technology. He is a Founding Member of the Great Lakes Energy Institute Advisory Board at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, after some years as board chairman. In addition, he is a member of CWRU’s School of Engineering Visiting Committee.
As our CPR South Reston Outreach Coordinator, Walt has already started working on contacting every cluster and neighborhood south of the Dulles Toll Road to make sure as many residents as possible are aware of the proposed increase in the density cap for Reston’s Planned Residential Community (PRC) areas. Walt’s second goal in this effort is to identify at least one (ideally two) points of contact in each cluster or neighborhood so that we can build a stronger chain of communications with residents. And Walt will also serve as yet another channel back to CPR leadership for any questions or suggestions that Reston residents may have about the density cap, community engagement on development issues, or other issues.
Walt can be contacted at CPRSouthReston@gmail.com. Please welcome him!