Community Post

Rescue Reston’s Appreciation for Supervisor Catherine Hudgins

By: Rescue Reston

October 11, 2019

The Rescue Reston community thanks Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins for her support of Reston’s Recreational Green Open Space Golf Courses.

These large green open spaces have come under pressure from outside speculative developers ever since an unprecedented move in 2012. In 2015, Supervisor Hudgins strengthened the wording regarding Reston’s two golf courses in the Comprehensive Plan for Reston, specifying them by names and tax map numbers*.

Both Reston National and Hidden Creek Golf Course properties “are planned for private recreation use, more specifically to remain as golf courses.” Supervisor Hudgins, we wish you well in your remaining months representing us on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and hope you will enjoy your well-deserved retirement. Private entities took a chance when they purchased Reston’s 2 Open Space golf courses.

The wording in the Comprehensive Plan is clear. They bought golf courses, and golf courses are what they shall remain. Private investors stand ready and willing to respect the Plan.

Connie Hartke, President Rescue Reston

Working to save the green space at the 164-acre North Course, Hidden Creek Country Club, and at the South Course, Reston National Golf Course, a 166-acre Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Golf Course on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

*FAIRFAX COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 2017 Edition AREA III Reston, Amended through 7-31-2018 – page 55 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/compplan/area3/reston.pdf

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