A public hearing on the addition of property request was held Jan. 26, at which time the board determined comments from the community warranted further discussion.
With its membership in RA, Sunrise Square will be subject to various terms and conditions, including:
- The entire property will be subject to the Reston Deed
- The establishment of a cluster association — Sunrise Square
- Full payment, per unit of the RA annual assessment
- The grant of a fee simple dedication for RA common area or easement for RA common area (use and maintenance)
“I think this is a no-brainer,” said Jeff Thomas, At-Large director, prior to the vote. “I think it’s a good investment in Reston, because it provides us a foothold in all the development that’s going to happen around there, and it’s going to help create more contiguous properties that we can tie amenities into.”
The property is located in the corridor that was originally part of the Reston Center for Industry and Government (RCIG).
“We’re injecting residential where it was never planned,” said John McBride, RA’s land-use attorney. “In order to keep Reston Reston, it needs to be subjected to the Reston covenants through a supplemental declaration, and the new residents should be RA members.”
Sunrise Square plan illustration via Reston Association