Crime Roundup: No Major Incidents This Week

This week, no major incidents were reported in Reston or Herndon by local law enforcement.

However, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following recent incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, battery from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, pants from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phones from business

10100 block of Clover Glen Drive, lights from residence

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, bicycle from location

1800 block of Discovery Street, electronic device from location

1800 block of Presidents Street, cash from location

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, construction material from location

Maleady Drive/Parcher Avenue, camera from vehicle

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from location

2300 block of Cypress Cove Circle, cell phone from residence

600 block of Deerfield Farm Court, property from vehicle

11100 block of Saffold Way, property from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, cell phone from residence

1800 block of Spectrum Center, credit card and sunglasses from vehicle

1800 block of Stratford Park Place, wallet and bag form vehicle

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location

1800 block of Jonathan Way, jewelry and jacket from residence

1000 block of Utterback Store Road, property from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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New Cafe Spot Planned in Dulles Corner Park Building

A new cafe is coming soon to Dulles Corner Park,  an office park located at 2411 Dulles Corner Park.

County permits indicate a cafe by the name of Bytes has been approved for a new tenant permit. The approval, which lists 13820 Sunrise Valley Drive as the address, was issued on Oct. 9.

So far, no signage has been put up at the property. The contractor behind the project declined to disclose information about the business.

Photo by Jay Westcott

 

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Despite Appeal, Future of $50 Million Condo in Reston Town Center North Remains in Jeopardy

The future of a wooded patch of land nesting between a childcare facility, Reston Regional Library, and Paramount Condominiums is uncertain.

Norton Scott is appealing the county’s rejection of its plan to develop the 0.8-acre site with a 13-story condominium building with 58 for-sale luxury units — adding a new mix of housing units to the Reston Town Center market.

County planners say the developer’s plan exceeds the allowed density in the area and does not provide a public street connection between north Reston, Reston Town Center, and the future Reston Metrorail Station.

Reston’s master plan, which was approved in 2013, calls for extending Library Street to the Reston Town Center North site — a connection that county planners say is necessary to improve the street network in the area.

But Norton Scott is seeking to exercise a by-right plan, which comes after the county rejected a plan from MRP and Norton Scott in May 2018 for a public-private partnership on blocks seven and eight of the area known as Reston Town Center North.

The county deemed the proposal for Reston Town Center North– which would have included a civic plaza, a new library, a pedestrian underpass, and a new shelter, and a new performing arts center — too expensive.

County officials said they only received one submission for the project after a request for proposals was issued in 2017 for the project.

After the rejection and seven years after purchasing the site from Trammel Crow Company, Norton Scott says it wants to move forward with a new project on the site, which it is calling Library Square.

“The county kind of closed the door on other possibilities,” Chelsea Rao, senior vice president of Norton Scott, said. “We are a company and we want to monetize our assets.”

Rao also says the project would add a for-sale product in RTC’s housing market that hasn’t been seen for almost a decade.

She says the company is willing to work with the county to ensure the site extends well with the other areas in Reston Town Center north. But asking for a road to extend throughout the site interferes with the developer’s by-right plan.

In a Feb. 7 memo, county planners concluded the development plan could not reasonably accommodate a future extension of Library Street as a public street.

Access between the surrounding parcels does not align with the extension of the street, making the inter-parcel connection “futile,” according to the county’s planning department.

The county wants the developer to align its project with the existing Library Street and connect with the proposed connection associated with Library Street near Reston Town Center.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors deferred a decision on the appeal to Oct. 29.

Photos via handout/Fairfax County Government

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New Taco Restaurant Coming to Herndon

A new taco restaurant is adding itself to the local Mexican cuisine scene.

According to county permits, Rico’s Tacos is set to open at 1258 Elden Street. So far, no signage at the restaurant has gone up.

It’s unclear if the restaurant is another location of an establishment with the same name in Laurel. The owner did not return a request for comment from Reston Now.

The county approved a permit for the business on Oct. 10.

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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FCPD Will Accept Unwanted Medication This Saturday

Fairfax County Police are hosting an open house where people can drop off unwanted or expired prescription medication.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is an initiative that aims to keep unneeded medication out of the wrong hands and the environment, which can lead to abuse or accidental poisoning, according to the Fairfax County website. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 26), community members may drop off their extra medications at safe and confidential disposal at any Fairfax County Police district station.

This service is free and event organizers will accept any medication that is in the form of pills or liquid, no needles or canisters.

There are eight stations in the area participating in the event, including the Reston District Station (1801 Cameron Glen Drive.)

“Drug take-back programs are important because they are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies,” the Fairfax County website said.

More than 42,000 people died in 2016 around the United States from drug overdoses and this drive will help eliminate the risk of drug abuse, the website said.

Anyone struggling with drug abuse can contact the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for help and support or call Fairfax Detoxification Center at 703-322-9080.

Photo via Fairfax County

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Proposed Changes to Land Use Regulations Unveiled Today — Fairfa County officials will showcase proposed revisions to zoning land use regulations as part os its zoning modernization project — zMOD — today (Tuesday) at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7 p.m. [Fairfax County Government]

INOVA Blood Drive is Today — The bloodmobile will be stationed next to the pavilion from 1-6 p.m. today. Appointments to donate blood can be scheduled online or by calling 1-866-256-6372. [Reston Town Center]

Absentee Voting in Full Swing — Absentee voting, which kickstarted last Thursday, across 10 locations in Fairfax County is underway. Locations will be open Mondays through Saturdays until Saturday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. [Fairfax County Government]

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