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St. Johns Wood Redevelopment Application ‘Indefinitely’ Deferred by Bozzuto

by Dave Emke — April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm 6 Comments

Developer Bozzuto is deferring “indefinitely” its application to redevelop St. Johns Wood, according to information sent out by Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins’ office Thursday afternoon.

Hudgins’ office says the community meeting on the project that had been scheduled for Tuesday is being canceled, and a representative for the supervisor said it is her understanding that “all meetings” regarding the proposal are off the table.

The plan was scheduled to go before the Fairfax County Planning Commission on May 25, following additional meetings with Reston’s Planning & Zoning Committee and Design Review Board on May 15 and 16. Meetings with the P&Z Committee and DRB this week featured many comments against the project from North Point residents, and the DRB in particular was critical of many elements of the project.

Brian Winterhalter of Cooley LLP, the commercial real-estate attorney representing Bozzuto, said at Tuesday’s DRB meeting that his team would follow up about scheduling a work session with the Design Review Board. However, he expressed disappointment with how the process was progressing.

The proposal has been in the works since 2014 and has seen numerous changes in that time. The current plan calls for 481 multifamily units within two buildings on the 14.3-acre property.

Winterhalter has not responded to requests for comment.

  • Guest

    It STILL isn’t over! Don’t let your guard down, Reston.

  • Dale

    They are just waiting until people forget and are focused on other issues, which seems to happen regularly now here in Reston. Parking at RTC still costs money and other projects seem to be moving forward.

  • Tammi Petrine

    Congrats to Reclaim Reston and RA DRB for holding firm. All of Reston thanks you!

    • Scout

      Thanks, Tammi for all you do!!!

  • NowStayDead

    Well done. Kudos to those in the neighborhood who worked so hard and made a strong case against a developer who kept making cosmetic changes while worsening the central design concept. And, in the final analysis superb work by Richard Newlon and DRB colleagues for calling the dog a dog! The mass penitentiary feel.

  • Greg

    They will be back. Soon.

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