Planning Commission to Vote on Wednesday (13 Feb)

This week the Fairfax County Planning Commission will vote on a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding a zoning change to increase density in Reston. On January 23 nearly two dozen Reston residents spoke at a public hearing in opposition to the proposed increase in density in Reston’s residential areas.

Although the public will not have an opportunity to participate in the Commission’s February 13 meeting, you are welcome to show your “colors” in person. The meeting will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA in the Board Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 pm.

The public comments underscored deficiencies in the County’s calculation Continue reading “Planning Commission to Vote on Wednesday (13 Feb)”

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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”

Supervisor Hudgins Reneges on Commitment

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”

CPR letter to Supervisor Hudgins (1 Aug 2018)

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. 

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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)”