Empty Tall OaksLast call for changes to Reston Master Plan’s Phase 2.

The Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning asks that any citizens/citizen groups with suggestions for Phase 2 email them to the county at [email protected]fairfaxcounty.gov by Feb. 12.

DPZ reps say changes to the second version of the working draft that will look at the future of Reston’s neighborhoods and village centers will be incorporated into the Final Draft of the Reston Plan text. This Final Draft will be part of the Staff Report which is submitted to the Planning Commission in April.

DPZ hopes the staff report will be published in order to go before the county planning commission April 22, with a tentative date for the Board of Supervisors hearing in June.

The process for Phase 2, using the new Fairfax Forward method, is moving at a much faster pace than Phase 1, which planned for future development around Reston’s transit centers. That process took four years before it was adopted by the supervisors in early 2014.

The Phase 2 process began last June. The reason for Phase 2 of changes to the master plan: the current comprehensive plan was last updated in 1989; Reston no longer has a master developer to update the plan for Reston; the plan for Reston has outdated elements; and with population expected to grow with the arrival of Metro, Reston is evolving as a community.

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