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Friday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke — February 3, 2017 at 9:00 am 3 Comments

Sidewalk in Reston

Thousands of Jobs Added in County — The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority says 160 U.S.-based and 34 foreign-based companies worked with them to add about 7,500 jobs in 2016. [Fairfax County EDA]

Reston Association Committees Meet Next Week — The calendar for Reston Association next week includes meetings of the Board Operations Committee, Environmental Advisory Committee and Community Engagement Advisory Committee, as well as the Design Review Board panel. [Reston Association]

Seniors Invited to See ‘Age of Love’ — Reston Community Center will host a showing of “Age of Love” for people 55 and up next Friday. The film is described as “comic and poignant.” Dessert and a discussion will follow. [Reston Community Center]

Polar Plunge is Next Weekend — Don’t forget, the 10th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Virginia Polar Dip is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 at Lake Anne Plaza. There is still time to get involved, or to just make plans to attend. [Lake Anne Plaza]

  • Drip

    Patch has a good article about nearly all the RTC merchants meeting to discuss a lawsuit against Boston Properties, noting that they report 10-50 percent decline in sales since the silly suburban paid parking scheme began.

    • Reston Now

      We will have a large article on this later this morning. Just giving Boston Properties an opportunity to comment before it publishes.

    • tattler

      Anybody witness the pathetic turnout for the Groundhog Day event at RTC yesterday? Drove past the pavilion around 5:00pm and NOBODY was there. Not just talking about a lack of people at this cheesy event, but nobody ice skating or walking around the area either. It’s a ghost town. So sad. At least there used to be a little hustle and bustle there. Why would somebody want to pay for parking and then have to pay to ice skate.

      They should include residents in this lawsuit too. Whether or not businesses had advanced notice in their contracts that paid parking could be implemented at some point in the future, residents definitely did not. This could have an impact on resale value if people cannot park around their own building or have visitors who have to give up their privacy and money in order to visit.

      Kudos, Boston Properties, you’ve single handedly killed off the spirit of the RTC.

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