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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Videos of RA/CPR meetings with Fairfax

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.

Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Athletic Facilities Meeting of July 18

This letter, prepared by CPR Discussion Leader (and Reston Citizens Association President) Dennis Hays after last week’s joint RA/CPR/Fairfax County working group meeting to discuss the status of parks, recreation, open space, and athletic facilities, drawing from guidance in the Comprehensive Plan (Reston portion). It was sent to Supervisor Hudgins and other attendees yesterday, and RCA posted it today on their website. We’re sharing it here to in the interest of broadening awareness of the topics included in the meeting, as well as of the next steps and information-gathering pledged by both Fairfax County and CPR/RA representatives.

Reston Association has posted the full video of the meeting on their YouTube channel.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dear Supervisor Hudgins:

Thank you again for working with the CPR/RA coalition to help develop a better public understanding of the issues involved in the proposed Reston PRC amendments.  We appreciate your dedication and hard work on behalf of Reston and your making available to us the County officials most responsible for working on these issues.  We also wish to thank Goldie Harrison of your staff for her tireless efforts to pull everyone together at the same time and place!

On July 18th, the Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Athletic Facilities group met.  We began the meeting by looking for high-level areas where we had common ground and common goals, conforming to the Reston Master Plan.  This proved very successful and we had unanimous agreement that:

  • Parks, open space, athletic facilities are essential to the health, wealth and well-being of a community.  Open space has direct physical and mental health benefits, is environmentally key to having a safe and productive landscape and brings direct and indirect economic rewards;
  • A fundamental characteristic of Reston has been a commitment to preserve natural areas and integrate open space throughout the community;
  • Development will be phased with infrastructure;
  • High quality open space will be required; and
  • Public participation in planning and zoning will continue to be the community’s foundation.

We then set a framework for Continue reading “Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Athletic Facilities Meeting of July 18”

Fairfax County, RA/CPR public work sessions

Fairfax County will hold public work sessions to address four key areas of concern as expressed by Reston Association and the Coalition for a Planned Reston regarding the impact of Fairfax County’s proposed increase in density for the Reston Planned Residential Community area.
 
These sessions are open to the public and begin 6 p.m.:
 
At 12005 Sunrise Valley:
July 17: Transportation
July 18: Parks and Recreation
 
At 12001 Sunrise Valley:
July 24: Schools/Infrastructure, Fire and Rescue
July 30: Planning & Village Centers