Two St. Johns Wood Information Sessions Set for Next Week, Hudgins Slates Community Meeting

by Dave Emke April 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm 16 Comments

Developer Bozzuto is scheduled for two more informational meetings next week on its proposal to redevelop St. Johns Wood.

Meetings are on the agenda with Reston’s Planning & Zoning Committee on Monday night, and with the Design Review Board on Tuesday. The most recent informational meeting on the project, last month at the Planning & Zoning Committee, once again drew large community response opposing the plan.

That response from the community has been consistent since the project was first proposed in 2014. Bozzuto has made numerous alterations to the plan since, with the proposal made at March’s P&Z Committee meeting being the seventh iteration.

In addition, Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a community meeting on the proposal later this month, featuring representatives from Bozzuto. That meeting will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m. in the lecture hall at Langston Hughes Middle School (11401 Ridge Heights Road).

A Fairfax County Planning Commission hearing on the project is slated for May 25.

  • 30yearsinreston

    Information sessions ?
    FYI session and useless charets are a Hudgins speciality
    She took lessons from Plum

    • Greg

      How about those charrettes, though? Only good for Brutalist eyesores?

  • I’d Rather Post As A Guest #2

    Sounds like Hudgins is really riding shotgun for Bozzuto. She likely will ask that the community be “reasonable” as she is so “process” oriented. Better check how much she received in campaign contributions from Bozutto..

    • John Farrell

      Cathy is a notoriously bad fundraiser. In her last election, 2015, she raised only $11,000.

      Here a summary for the 2015 election by Virginia Public Access Project: http://www.vpap.org/candidates/9455/finance_summary/?start_year=2015&end_year=2015

      You won’t find Buzzuto on that list.

      Cathy and I have our differences but I don’t ascribed them to campaign contributions by the spandex zealots.

      • Umust B Kidding

        You don’t need campaign contributions if you have no opponent.

        • John Farrell

          Tell that to Ken Plum, Janet Howell, Penny Gross, etc, etc. etc.

          The point is, contrary to the allegation of “I’d rather,” Cathy’s not making decisions based on campaign contributions.

      • BJ

        You do understand that she ran unopposed, don’t you? Why did she spend any money?

  • Dale

    How many times do they have to be told we do not want it here! This selling off of Reston has to stop!!!!!!!!

    • Greg

      Apparently no fewer than seven.

      • Longtime Resident

        Too bad tar and feather has gone out of fashion.

  • Greg

    Can she not find a location in North Point (or even her brand new office) closer to the affected properties?

    “In addition, Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a community meeting on the proposal later this month, featuring representatives from Bozzuto. That meeting will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m. at Langston Hughes Elementary School (11401 Ridge Heights Road).”

    • John Farrell

      Armstrong and Aldrin were booked? Really?

      RCC Lake Ann?

      Browns Chapel?

      Lake House?

      St. Thomas a Becket?

      • 30yearsinreston

        Can’t make it to convenient
        Who knows what type of riff- raff will turn up and embarrass the commisar

        • Umust B Kidding

          Just cuz you have to do it doesn’t mean you want anyone to come.

  • Tammi Petrine

    WHERE at Langston Hughes Intermediate School? A recent RNAG meeting was held there in their little ‘auditorium’ and it is totally inappropriate for adults. The risers are made of carpeted plywood with no backs so sitting for any length of time is torture. Supervisor Hudgins, please have this meeting in the cafeteria or another venue that is set up for adults who have many questions and concerns. Thank you.

    • Reston Now

      According to the statement from Hudgins’ office about the meeting, it will be held in the school’s “lecture hall.”


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