The Reston Association Board of Directors voted on Thursday to go ahead with a land swap necessary for construction of a 120-space parking garage at the revitalized Lake Anne Plaza.
The controversial land swap — which exchanges a parcel of wooded land adjacent to the current Lake Anne Plaza parking lot for a less-desirable piece off of Baron Cameron Avenue — came about as part of Republic Land Development ‘s plans for a redeveloped Crescent Apartments and Lake Anne Plaza area.
The proposal was met with strong opinions all around. . . .
The bottom line is that the RA Board overruled the unanimous recommendation of its own Environmental Advisory Committee NOT to make the swap and its own official position in documents to the County on the Reston Master Plan to improve Plan assurances to protect the community's mature tree canopy. Who needs County assurances if you own HOA Board of Directors is willing to sell out the community's half-century old values? Can the County protect us from our own leaders?
Hypocrisy and greed run rampant!