Fairfax County Launching New Reston Land Use Process

by Karen Goff October 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm 10 Comments

Fairfax County logoWith multiple redevelopment and rezoning proposals hitting Reston as it transitions to a transit-oriented community, Fairfax County is introducing a new process for applications.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will be give an overview of a new Land Use process, Reston Land Use Launch, for the community at the Reston Planning and Zoning committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 17. The The public is invited. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at Reston Association’s offices, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr.

 

Says Hudgins’ office:

The Reston Transit Station Areas (TSA) and nearby areas are experiencing a large number of development applications. It is challenging for residents to keep current with all the proposals.

This new step in the local process is an attempt to share these proposals with the larger community earlier in the land use process. The goal is to provide information on new applications after they have been filed with Fairfax County Planning Division and afford an opportunity for community engagement early in the process.

There has been community pushback recently, particularly on the redevelopment proposal for St. Johns Wood, that the public is not given adequate notice of redevelopment plans until it is deep in the process and about to get a final review by the Fairfax County Planning Commission and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

The Reston Planning and Zoning committee is an advisory committee organized by the Board of Supervisors. It evaluates the Reston land use applications and shares their comments and suggestions with the Supervisor and the Hunter Mill District representative to the Planning Commission. It does not have official approval capabilities.

 

 

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