Reston, VA

In the latest five-year of the Town of Herndon’s comprehensive plan, town officials are considering a handful of changes to update the master planning document that is reviewed every five years.

The Herndon Town Council will discuss the changes, which were recommended by the town’s Planning Commission, at a meeting tonight (Jan. 7). The comprehensive plan guides present and future development of jurisdictions in order to promote the health, safety, and welfare of its residents.

While some suggested amendments tweak references and names, some planned changes emphasize the prioritization of multimodal approaches for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, cooperation with Fairfax County and Loudoun County officials regarding nearby transit-oriented areas, and assessment of recreational facilities.

Other suggested amendments cover the following topic areas:

  • Cooperation with nearby jurisdictions for major public services like schools, fire and rescue and libraries
  • Ensuring town facilities “meet the needs of all ages and abilities”
  • Providing housing choices including mixed-use neighborhoods with transit
  • Accessible parks for residents
  • A roadmap to address policies related to climate change
  • A plan chapter on economic development
  • Emphasis on universal design for individuals with varying abilities

The council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the Herndon Council Chambers Building (765 Lynn Street).

Photo via Town of Herndon

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