Reston Spring

Reston Spring
Reston Spring

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Battle over Reston apartment complex to be taken up Tuesday, Washington Examiner, June 20, 2011

A yearlong stalemate between Reston residents and development giant JBG Companies over the future of a large apartment complex could move ahead Tuesday when JBG seeks approval from the community's influential Design Review Board.

JBG's original proposal to redevelop the Fairway Apartments was roundly rejected by community and county officials in June 2010, in part because it would've meant far greater density without nearby access to public transportation.

In addition, residents concerned with maintaining the integrity of Reston's original vision – the town was conceived in the 1960s as a planned and economically diverse community – said that the redevelopment would wipe out hundreds of units of relatively low-rent housing in favor of upscale units.

JBG went back to the drawing board. . . .

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