Coalition for a Planned Reston
A voluntary group of residents from the Reston Citizens Association,
Reclaim Reston, and Reston 20/20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2018
CPR calls for Community Meeting on County zoning moves
As RestonNow has reported, a recent letter from Fred Selden, Chief of the Fairfax County Planning and Zoning Department generally rejected proposed changes in the Reston Master Plan offered by CPR as well as those by RA. According to Selden, it is not the County’s “practice” to consider changes within five years of a Plan change. CPR had proposed changes to the Master Plan that would eliminate the need for a zoning density increase. The merits of CPR’s proposed changes were not considered, and the County apparently has reneged on its commitment to meet in small groups to discuss CPR’s specific proposals.
CPR will host a meeting at Reston Association headquarters on April 23 at 7PM to update the community on developments and review community input on Mr. Selden’s letter. CPR will distribute a survey for community input on the County’s current positions prior to the meeting.
Bruce Ramo of CPR said, “We are greatly disappointed that when asked recently about the community’s opposition to the zoning density increase, Supervisor Hudgins dismissed the opposition stating, ‘We are moving forward’. It is evident that in the absence of leadership by the Supervisor, Restonians must step forward directly to convince the Board of Supervisors of the need for changes in the Master Plan.”
Lynne Mulston, Coalition for a Planned Reston