Hunter Mill District Supervisor reaffirms stance on future of Reston National Golf Course

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is reaffirming his stance on the future of Reston National Golf Course in response to a another community call for his position on the golf course’s possible development.

In a Dec. 8 letter to Alcorn, elected representatives of nine clusters and condominium associations near the golf course called on Alcorn to release another formal statement on the golf course’s future. Alcorn made an Oct. 23 statement in which he opposed plans to redevelop Hidden Country Club.

He noted that there appears to be little to no support to redevelop the golf course. Wheelock Communities has been contemplating redeveloping the golf course into a 100-acre park with 1,000 residential units.

At a recent meeting with Alcorn, representatives from area clusters noted that a recent survey of 457 residents found that nearly 96 percent of respondents sought to preserve the land use designation of Reston National Golf Course as a public golf course.

The survey included only 54 percent of all units represented by the clusters and condominiums.

Alcorn said that his stance on the golf course has not changed. Here’s what Alcorn told Reston Now:

“Earlier this year representatives of Reston National contacted me about their plans for a series of community outreach events concerning the current status and future use of their golf course property.  I reminded them that the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan clearly designates this property as a golf course, and my long-standing position that unless and until communities surrounding the golf course indicate their desire to initiate a change in the Comprehensive Plan I will oppose any such change.  Community outreach by property owner representatives continues, and I look forward to hearing more from surrounding community members.”

Development at both golf courses requires a change to Reston’s comprehensive plan.

Weller Development Cos. And War Horse Cities purchased the property from RN Golf LLC, a partnership between Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Billy Casper Golf, in 2019.

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