Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners
Supporting Homeowner Groups in All of Reston’s Neighborhoods
ISSUES BULLETIN 2012-1
ARCH Input to Supervisor Hudgins:
Constituting Phase II of the Reston Master Plan Special Study
A number of ARCH representatives attended the November 2011 community forum outlining the likely course for Phase II of the Reston Master Plan Special Study. The conduct of a charette to augment or possibly supplant the Task Force as a means of generating community input on Phase II development goals/plans was considered.
A charette may be one way to help streamline Phase II, and streamlining the Study’s future is something we definitely support. We think most of our members are disappointed that nearly two years into this process we have yet to see draft text of proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan. A charrette, however, in our view should not supplant citizen review and vote on specific draft recommendations that are to be sent to the County for consideration. We believe the existing Task Force, or some similarly constituted group with broad-based citizen representation, must remain part of the process with the ability to review, opine upon, and vote on draft text recommendations before they are sent to the County for action.
Thank you for your consideration of our views. ARCH stands ready to continue to assist in Phase II as it has in the first phase of the Special Study.