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What’s Up With Markings Near Reston National?

by Karen Goff June 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm 7 Comments

Golfers at tourney at Reston National/Credit: Laurie IronsideSeveral homeowners near Reston National Golf Course were concerned this week when they saw red-and-white markings where their properties met the golf course.

In the wake of the recent battle between course owner RN Golf Management — which says its should have the right to develop residential — and area homeowners, the Fairfax County planning department and Reston Association, which say the course was planned as open space and should remain so, some residents feared that development plans were imminent.

The Board of Zoning appeals ruled in April that the space could be redeveloped without a comprehensive plan amendment.

But fear not, homeowners. The markings are for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, which takes place Thursday and Friday at the public golf course.

“The tournament demonstrates that there are other interests at stake in the effort to keep RNGC perpetual open space and, specifically, a golf course,” says Laurie Ironside of the advocacy group Rescue Reston. The tournament is another reminder that there are a lot of reasons to Keep the Greens (Rescue Reston’s lawn sign). So breathe easy, everyone. The golf course isn’t going away, not now and hopefully not ever.”

Play through, golfers.

Photo of junior golfers at Reston National/Credit: Jay Szlamowicz

  • John Pinkman

    It is also a visceral reminder how very close the Golf Course property line is to over 500 homes.

  • Ming the Merciless

    The bulldozers are coming! Run for your lives!

  • Constance (Connie) Hartke

    No. It was a junior golf tournament. You can see how they finished here:
    https://hjgt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/hjgt15/event/hjgt1588/contest/10/leaderboard.htm

  • Constance (Connie) Hartke

    A few weeks ago I called the County to check on some other markings that I’d been alerted to. I called the County and learned that stormwater regulations have changed in the last few years and the markings done on the east side of Soapstone in the last few weeks were in preparation for the addition of a sidewalk on south side of Sunrise Valley and straightening of pathway on north side. They’re checking the water flow down to the lakes – a good thing.

    With the all the development happening north of Sunrise Valley Drive, I think these markings will continue from time to time. If you see someone making the markings, ask them what they are doing. The County folks will be happy to tell you.

    By the way, Scott Cameron, a candidate for the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Board, has taken a policy position supporting Rescue Reston!
    http://www.friendsofscottcameron.com/issues

    The groundswell of support for NONDEVELOPMENT of the course is getting stronger.

  • Constance (Connie) Hartke

    Red is standard for marking “ground under repair” on golf
    courses.

    • Nyla J.

      Sounds shady. The DRB did not approve that particular shade of red. I believe only “Firey Opal” and “Pinata” are approved colors.

      • reston is changing

        FWIW white is standard for marking ground under repair, not red. But in this instance, it appears white marks where new townhomes will be built. Red marks where they want to build more, but will need to acquire the land first.

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