The County plans to use a public-private partnership approach--an approach that allows virtually no public insight, much less input, into the negotiations for what is developed. The County plans to develop Blocks 7 & 8 (the library and Rucker shelter areas) first, stating it will issue a request for proposal this spring.
The plan for Blocks 7&8 state: "Specifically, the library, shelter and human services building are
anticipated to be replaced and integrated into the RTCN mixed-use development. The new public
facilities will include a 90,000 square-foot recreation center in Phase 2 and a 2.6-acre central green, which
will serve as a focal point for community activity and recreation."
We would note that, given the planned residential and commercial density for TCN, this area ought to have more than 20 acres of new park space as shown below under the County's own Urban Park Guideline, not 2.6 acres.
The full text of the memorandum and graphics is appended below.
|Realigned County and INVOA properties in Reston Town Center North. Blocks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8 (west and south) will be owned by the County while Blocks 2, 4, 6, & 8 will be owned by INOVA opposite the Spectrum Center.|