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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Column: How Much Is Enough?, Jack Kenny, Reston Connection, May 18, 2010

Reviewing the recent actions of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at just one meeting brought to light an interesting statistic. If one totals up the proposals for residential development of Reston, it appears that Reston population will grow about 5 percent. Our 60,000 residents will become 63,000 soon if all of the proposals are approved. Five percent might not seem like much. We can all say a mere 3,000 more residents will be a drop on the bucket. Our infrastructure should easily be able to accommodate that population increase.

Hold on. Those are the actions coming out of just one meeting. How many more Board meetings are on the calendar and how many more proposals for additional high-rise residential units are waiting for approval action? It is not inconceivable that mere 5 percent could grow to 25 percent in a very short time. Now we start to talk real numbers. Can Reston's infrastructure support a 25 percent increase? . . .

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