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Friday, June 6, 2014

Reston Master Plan: Come for the Massive Infill Development, Stay for the Popcorn! Restonian, June 6, 2014

As usual, Restonian hits the nail on the head in a way that makes you laugh even as the cold steel of truth is penetrating your gray matter.

And why not?  It's D-Day!

Here is how Restonian begins:
So, after (literally) years of delays, work on Phase II of the Reston Master Plan kicks off with an open house on Saturday morning, featuring input on long-delayed plans for redeveloping the existing village centers, and then, a movie!
Sim City fail
Given that the first phase, which focused on development around Reston's new Metro stations and was formally approved in January, went so smoothly and was so favorably reviewed by community stakeholders who claimed that the process tilted heavily in favor of developers, it's not surprising that Fairfax County decided to alter the process a little this time around.

Unfortunately, it appears to be tilted even further away from public input . . . .
Click here to read the rest of this great post.

2 comments:

  1. Missed you at the Open House. We had a fantastic time learning about the Phase II planning process.

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  2. Just a point of clarification. It's called "Fairfax Forward" http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxforward/

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