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by RestonNow.com May 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm 0

Hundreds are expected to take to Reston’s streets this Sunday, May 3, for the annual March For Babies.

The event raises money every year to expand programs and educate medical professionals about premature birth.

“Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this,” one of the local teams participating in the event wrote on their fundraising page.

This Sunday’s march is one of the biggest taking place in northern Virginia. So far, local teams have raised more than $275,000.

The three-mile walk starts at 8 a.m., taking off from Reston Town Center at 11900 Market Street. Various checkpoints along the route will offer refreshments and a place to rest for a few moments.

Children between the ages of 1 and 10 can take part in the “Superhero Sprint.” Registering ahead of time ensures your little hero gets his or her own cape for the run!

Join in on the Reston march by signing up here. Those who can’t make the event can join a “Virtual Walk” online. Monetary donations can be made here.

Photo via March For Babies

by RestonNow.com May 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0

The building of a new dock for the Lakeport Cluster homes still has not begun, due to permitting issues, said a representative for the project this week.

Paul Renard, chair of the Lakeport Cluster Association’s Dock Oversight Committee, said the project has been held up by permitting issues with Fairfax County.

“Because we were doing the project as a [homeowners association] rather than as an individual, Fairfax decided that we fell into a ‘critical commercial structure’ category, and we had to provide a great deal of additional engineering information that we had not included with our original permit request,” Renard told Reston Now this week.

The existing dock and nearby bulkhead have grown old and decayed over the years. Renard said members voted to use HOA funds to pay for a rebuild, though Renard said the group as a whole has decided not to disclose the project’s total costs to the public.

“In the end we will have a beautiful and much more usable dock with decades of life ahead, better lighting along the Reston Association path, and a newly landscaped focal point next to the dock for the community to enjoy,” the Lakeport Cluster Association said in a previous statement.

Furthermore, Renard added this week, “We expect about a 30-year lifespan for this dock, and perhaps longer given the quality of the design [such as] the pile depth, and the building materials.”

Though the project’s groundbreaking has been delayed due to the permit issues, Renard said they expect to be approved any day now.

“The good news is that we had done all the engineering work, so we were able to gather up the various reports, stress loads, etc. that were needed,” he said. “But this has put us at least a month behind schedule.”

“Our permit is currently with the Fairfax architectural reviewers and we hope to have a positive report in about a week.”

Renard said once they have been given the green light, they expect the construction to take about 60 days. During that time, the Reston Association-managed pedestrian pathway that extends through the area will be closed.

Photo: Rendering of the redesigned dock, courtesy of Lakeport Cluster Association

J-Petal Now Open in Reston

by RestonNow.com Sponsor May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0

Are you looking for an all natural, gluten-free treat? J-petal’s Japanese crepes and Thai rolled ice cream could be just want you need.

Inspired by Japanese crepes, J-petal’s founders put a twist on their recipes, then tested them out thousands of times before bringing them to the market. The Brooklyn-based shop has a Reston location that serves its crepes made with fresh fruit, vegetables and meats.

The J-petal Special, for instance, is loaded with in-house seasoned beef, chicken, shrimp, carrots, peppers, spinach, Japanese mayo and more. The menu offers more than a dozen crepes from savory to sweet. Plus, each crepe is crafted by a skilled chef so it doesn’t just taste great, it’s visually pleasing too.

Customers also love the made-to-order Thai rolled ice cream. Try a traditional Thai ice tea flavor or delve into a strawberry, Nutella and matcha combination. There are more than a half dozen flavors to try or you can create your own.

And don’t forget about the lightbulb drinks — there’s everything from mango colada and honey green iced tea to mojito virgin and thai ice tea. The weather is finally warming up, these are good bets to cool you down.

by RestonNow.com May 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm 5 Comments

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) this week deferred a vote that could impact a developer’s application to build a new hotel in a section of the parking lot at Reston’s Lake Fairfax Business Park.

A vote on the necessary rezoning that would allow the project to move forward was on the BOS agenda Tuesday, but the vote has now been postponed to May 15 at 3:30 p.m. According to the BOS website:

“The PCAs and RZ application are needed to remove the property from the Lake Fairfax Business Park approvals and allow development of the existing surface parking lot on the property into an approximately 98,500 square foot twenty-four hour suite-style hotel to its own set of independent proffers. The Special Exceptions will permit the hotel and increase the permitted Floor Area Ration (FAR) from .50 to .67 (within the allowable range of up to .70).”

In other words the developers, TH Holding Company LLC, want the hotel to be considered separately from the business park, and be subject to its own zoning and permit regulations. County planning documents indicate that city staff members want some portions of the application to be denied.

The current plans for the hotel outline 299 parking spaces, including 149 spots for hotel guests and employees, and an outdoor terrace that would sit next to the hotel’s main entrance and face toward the neighboring office building.

The plan is designed to transition into a future street that would connect Business Center Drive to Michael Faraday Drive. Reston’s comprehensive plan proposes a local street running along the southwest border of the site.

by Tim's Reston May 3, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

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