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”
We have added links to the videos of all four working group meetings held in July between RA/CPR and Fairfax County staff on key issues of concern to Reston residents related to the proposed increase in density for Reston’s Planned Residential Community. These can be found on our new YouTube Video page and include:
- 30 July meeting on density, overall planning, and village centers;
- 24 July meeting on infrastructure, focusing especially on schools;
- 18 July meeting on parks, recreational facilities, and open spaces in Reston; and
- 17 July meeting on transportation planning and infrastructure.
This helpful guide by the Density Atlas explains three common measures of density:
- Building Density as measured by the Floor-Area Ratio (or FAR), which describes the intensity of development;
- Dwelling Unit Density as measured by number of marketable dwelling units (DU) on a given parcel of land; and
- Population Density (POP) as measured by the number of people residing on a given parcel.
Each of these measures a different aspect of density and each is helpful in understanding the intensity of development being proposed. In meetings where proposed developments are being discussed here in Reston, FAR and Continue reading “How to measure density”