The BZA got it wrong on the Comprehensive Plan issue. The Planned Residential Community (PRC) ordinance is unique to only 3 geographic areas in Fairfax County, all of which have green open space as an integral factor in the planning. It is complicated to those who do not deal with it often or ever, and this includes members of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).
Rescue Reston expects to take this case to the Circuit Court where all of the evidence will be considered. Your support and donations are needed to challenge this threat to Reston’s most important defining characteristic — its open space. More info at RescueReston.org.
The implications of this BZA decision reach far beyond these 166 acres of recreational open space. If Reston National Golf Course falls to development, the Hidden Creek Golf Course on the north side could be next. And what if the U.S. Government decides some day to sell the 105 acre U.S. Geological Survey property in Reston? These are key pillars in the Reston Master Plan that the citizens of Reston and all of Fairfax County must not allow to fall.
(Planned Residential Community) District?
innovative and creative design for land development; to provide ample and efficient
use of open space; to promote a balance in the mix of land uses, housing types,
and intensity of development; and to allow maximum flexibility in order to
achieve excellence in physical, social and economic planning and development of
only 3 of these unique PRC Districts and they all have green open space as an
integral factor in their design.