Reston has long prospered as one of the nation's first and most successful planned communities. For over fifty years Reston has lived up to its motto of "Live, Work, Play" because of a carefully maintained balance between development, infrastructure and open space. The unique nature of Reston is threatened, however, when this balance isn't maintained. The County's present proposal to significantly increase the overall population of Reston without providing adequate infrastructure is harmful to the interests of present and future residents of Reston and to the County itself.
The Reston Citizens Association strongly encourages the County to withdraw its proposal and identify a way to balance infrastructure needs before proposing any increased density to ensure Reston will be a successful community for another fifty years and beyond.