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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How to measure density

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”