Write to the Board, attend the Plan Comm meeting

As Fairfax County moves forward with the process to approve an amendment to increase the density cap in Reston, CPR asks that you write to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commissioners (contact info provided below) and plan to attend the January 23 meeting of the Planning Commission at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:00 pm. If possible, please wear YELLOW. (Yellow CPR t-shirts can be purchased by emailing reclaimreston1@gmail.com.) More details about this meeting will be shared in the coming days.

The following Reston Now article by Reston Citizens Association President Dennis Hays provides CPR’s view on why the amendment is unnecessary and damaging to Reston. Feel free to borrow in your email and letters to County officials.

Ten Reasons to Keep PRC cap at 13

Fairfax County has proposed to increase the population cap of the Reston Planned Residential Community district (PRC) from the long-standing 13 persons per acre (ppa) to as many as 15 persons per acre — which, when combined with already approved projects, would add an additional 30,000 people above our current population for the established, primarily residential areas of Reston. Please keep in mind this doesn’t include the areas around the Metro, where the county is on track to authorize building enough high rises to add an additional 80,000 residents.

Here are 10 reasons why the cap should be left alone. There Continue reading “Write to the Board, attend the Plan Comm meeting”

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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.

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
 

You spoke. We’re listening.

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.”