The owner of the
Reston National Golf Course (RNGC), RN Golf Management, LLC (RN Golf) is reactivating
its appeal for rezoning the golf course. Reston Citizens Association (RCA)
reiterates its position that the use of RNGC land should be preserved as a golf
In response to RN
Golf’s bid in Summer 2012 to explore rezoning of RNGC land for non-open space uses
including residential development, RCA passed a resolution on August 27, 2012
rejecting the use of the land for anything other than its current use as open
space, specifically its current use a golf course or as open space dedicated to
parks and recreation.
RN Golf requested
an indefinite deferral of its hearing before the Fairfax County Board of Zoning
Appeals in July, 2013. That hearing was in regards to RN Golf’s appeal of the
Fairfax County Zoning Administrator’s determination that the golf course could
not be developed without an amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.
With more
development contemplated in Reston due to the adoption of the Reston Transit
Areas Master Plan Amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive , preserving
open space dedicated to parks and recreation is critically important, and RNGC
is integral to Reston’s longstanding vision and plan as a diverse “planned”
community in which people are able to live, work and play.
The planning
principles as envisaged in the currently ongoing Reston Master Plan Phase II
planning process (
Reston Master Plan Phase II Working Draft
) are explicit in
stating that Reston continue to have two golf courses (RNGC and Hidden Creek
Country Club).

Ganesan, President, RCA said: “Just as in 2012, Reston organizations such as
Reston Association (RA), Rescue Reston (RR) and RCA are aligned in their
opposition to any potential rezoning of the land.
  Fairfax County Supervisor Ms. Cathy Hudgins,
Hunter Mill District (which covers RNGC land), has also said that she continues
to support the Fairfax County Zoning Administrator’s determination with regards
to RNGC and RCA thanks her for publicly stating her support for the original
zoning determination.”
continues to support RR’s efforts (
RR RNGC Release) to defend Reston’s open spaces and encourages
Restonians to actively support its efforts during the public hearings on RN
Golf’s appeal.
also strongly endorses RA’s opposition to any redevelopment (
RA’s RNGC Release) and like RA, RCA believes that RNGC can
remain as it is today and operate profitably. RCA also supports RA’s
willingness to
consider purchasing
the golf
course if needed to continue to maintain it as a Reston recreational

will continue to follow the developments with regard to RN Golf’s appeal and
work with RR, RA and Fairfax County governmental leaders and agencies to ensure
that RNGC land is preserved as open space and as a golf course.  We encourage Restonians to remain actively
engaged and attend the public hearing at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, to
express their support for this important Reston recreational asset.