Master Plan Meeting on Village Centers Set for Saturday

Hunters Woods Village CenterAffordable housing. Micro housing units. Improved trail connectivity. More architectural continuity and more parks and recreation space.

These are some of the community comments about the Reston Master Plan Phase II from a Sept. 13 community meeting.

Fairfax County planners are in the midst of obtaining community feedback for the next phase of Reston Master Plan changes.

There will be a second community meeting to discuss Reston’s Village Centers on 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at South Lakes School, 11400 South Lakes Dr.

Phase I, approved by the Board of Supervisors last winter, guides development around the Metro stations. Phase II will guide future development standards for Reston’s village centers and residential neighborhoods not located at a transit station.

Fairfax County officials say the the current comprehensive plan, last updated in 1989, requires revision because Reston no longer has a master developer to update the plan for Reston; the plan for Reston has outdated elements and with population expected to grow with the arrival of Metro later this year, Reston is evolving as a community.

Fairfax County has a strawman text, which is a work in progress for now.

Read the entire 71-page document.

The Department of Planning and Zoning will take community comments online through December.

Some of the criticisms from the community so far: confusion about the map of exactly the boundaries of Reston; the plan allows too much flexibility; the plan needs more specificity about green space; traffic concerns and traffic concerns.

See a digest of community comments on the Fairfax County website.


Photo: Hunters Woods Village Center/file photo

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