Autumn on Lake Audobon

Autumn on Lake Audobon
Autumn on Lake Audubon, Photo by Alison Kamat

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cost of Key Reston Station Area Road Improvement Projects to Double or Triple Board-approved Projections?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Is the County positioning itself to redevelop Hidden Creek golf course for high-density development?

In this video excerpt from last week's RA Board of Directors meeting, RA land use attorney John McBride briefs the Board on how the RNAG's pending "grid of streets" plan positions the County for taking land from the south end of Hidden Creek golf course for redevelopment.  About 6 minutes into this excerpt, McBride highlights a County-proposed street in the grid that would border the golf course, but the topography of the area would require the street to actually go through the golf course to American Way Way north of Plaza America.  The entire discussion takes about 12 minutes, but feel free to watch the balance of McBride's important presentation on Reston's future development.

As McBride states, Reston intends to remain a two golf course community, but this proposal would sabotage that goal if carried through.

https://youtu.be/RzBme5B9Vzw?t=8883


Friday, November 18, 2016

Restonian's Detailed Analysis Destroys Alleged Grounds for Saint Johns Woods Higher Density Redevelopment

In the comprehensive and detailed analysis below, Reston resident John Mooney destroys developer Bozzuto's claim that its proposed redevelopment of Saint Johns Woods is consistent with the County's Comprehensive Plan and, specifically, the Reston Master Plan.   As he notes in his letter to County leaders, he identifies both general legal-policy concerns about the Bozzuto proposal's compliance with the Comprehensive Plan as well as concerns in four specific areas of non-compliance with the Reston Master Plan.  It is a well-written and well-documented analysis that warrants strong County and community attention.