Autumn on Lake Audobon

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Autumn on Lake Audubon, Photo by Alison Kamat

Sunday, June 26, 2011

DRB Hears Latest Plan for Fairway Apartments, Reston Patch, June 22, 2011

Board defers decision on 804-unit campus off North Shore. 
By Karen Goff
Developer JBG Companies went before Reston Association's Design Review Board on Tuesday with new plans to redevelop the aging Fairway Apartments complex.

The two teams have been here before. For nearly two years, JBG has submitted five different plans to Reston and Fairfax County officials. The project has morphed from 951 units in four towers to 804 units on a campus of five-story buildings and townhouses. The 40-year-old neighborhood currently has 348 units in 18-three story buildings.

Tuesday's concept-only meeting with the DRB was significant because the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee in April approved the latest plan. That decision would hold weight when JBG next goes to the Fairfax Planning Commission in July.

After a lengthy discussion and perusal of a 48-page prospectus and traffic study, the DRB voted to defer a decision at the request of JBG. However, the DRB was leaning towards not approving the latest proposal. . . .

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