Reston Citizens Association

Reston Citizens Association Founded in 1967, the Reston Citizens Association (RCA) represents the citizens of Reston on political and social issues, including planning, development, transportation, education, environment, accessibility, and more.

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RCA strongly Encourages Reston Participation – deadline December 10, 2021 | Reston Citizens Association
12/07/2021
RCA strongly Encourages Reston Participation – deadline December 10, 2021 | Reston Citizens Association

RCA strongly Encourages Reston Participation – deadline December 10, 2021 | Reston Citizens Association

RCA strongly Encourages Reston Participation – deadline December 10, 2021 by RCAReston | Dec 7, 2021 | Updates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2021 – Reston Citizens Association is strongly encouraging Reston community-wide participation in the survey being conducted by Fairfax County to ...

It was an interesting 2-year process that one of our members participated in. CONNIE HARTKE 's final comments: I am no l...
09/16/2021
Study group unanimously opposes developer-proposed solutions for Wiehle Avenue crossing

It was an interesting 2-year process that one of our members participated in. CONNIE HARTKE 's final comments: I am no longer in favor of a grade-separated crossing only because of the problems with who owns and maintains each side of the pedestrian overpass. An underpass would be what I would prefer to use, but the cost surely means this would be too far into the future, if ever. This leaves us with improving the atgrade crossings. Color should be used to delineate pedestrian and bike routes clearly. This not only helps the pedestrians; it helps drivers who want to avoid pedestrians but can get confused in heavy traffic or bad weather conditions.
At any point where TF Cornerstones returns for a “special exception,” consider increasing the amount of the proffer.

After nearly two years of discussions and 15 meetings, a study group has voted in favor of ditching three pedestrian crossing options offered by a developer of an approved mixed-use development near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. TF Cornerstone plans to transform an aging office park east o

Reston residents and business property owners also! You should have an envelope like this in your mailbox - please vote....
09/11/2021

Reston residents and business property owners also!
You should have an envelope like this in your mailbox - please vote. The election is uncontested, but a quorum is always needed. This is for our two Reston Community Centers which are paid for with your property tax dollars. The easiest way to vote is online at the RCC website, but you have to remember to put in the userid and pin which is printed on the ballot. Or you can just fill in the ballot and mail it in the provided envelope. More information about the Reston Community Center Tax for Small District 5 at this link:
https://rcareston.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-1.pdf

Reston residents and business property owners also!
You should have an envelope like this in your mailbox - please vote. The election is uncontested, but a quorum is always needed. This is for our two Reston Community Centers which are paid for with your property tax dollars. The easiest way to vote is online at the RCC website, but you have to remember to put in the userid and pin which is printed on the ballot. Or you can just fill in the ballot and mail it in the provided envelope. More information about the Reston Community Center Tax for Small District 5 at this link:
https://rcareston.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-1.pdf

Interested in learning more about the Hunter Mill Road area? See the link below.
09/03/2021
“The Story of the Historic Hunter Mill Road”

Interested in learning more about the Hunter Mill Road area? See the link below.

Interested in learning more about the Hunter Mill Road area? A virtual program titled “The Story of the Historic Hunter Mill Road” will be presented on Monday, September 27th at 7:00pm. Jim Lewis, a tour guide, expert on local history and chairman of HMDL's History Committee, will give a PowerPo...

Take Out Tuesday Fundraiser for SLHS Golf Team. TONIGHT! Get your dinner from the Sunset Hills Rd Chick-fil-A and suppor...
08/03/2021

Take Out Tuesday Fundraiser for SLHS Golf Team. TONIGHT!
Get your dinner from the Sunset Hills Rd Chick-fil-A and support the girls' golf 16-member team. Many are new team members, so funds earned will go towards the purchase of some needed new team wear and other training expenses.
Be sure to mention "SLHS Fundraiser."

TONIGHT! Get your dinner from the Sunset Hills Rd Chick-fil-A and support the girls' golf 16-member team. Many are new team members, so funds earned will go towards the purchase of some needed new team wear, and other training expenses.
Be sure to mention "SLHS Fundraiser."

Survey regarding parking around Reston's and Tysons' Transit Station Areas - respond by 7/31.
07/28/2021
Managed Parking | Transportation

Survey regarding parking around Reston's and Tysons' Transit Station Areas - respond by 7/31.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County Managed Parking Project

RCA Does Not Endorse Candidates | Reston Citizens Association
03/29/2021
RCA Does Not Endorse Candidates | Reston Citizens Association

RCA Does Not Endorse Candidates | Reston Citizens Association

RCA Does Not Endorse Candidates by RCAReston | Mar 29, 2021 | Updates There continues to be confusion over the position of the Reston Citizens Association (RCA) with respect to an endorsement statement on the Reston Association (RA) election put out by the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR).   T...

Have you made your decision? Interested in hearing the RA Candidates position statements? RCA hosted a candidate forum o...
02/24/2021
RCA hosts RA Candidates – February 2021 | Reston Citizens Association

Have you made your decision? Interested in hearing the RA Candidates position statements? RCA hosted a candidate forum on 2/22. See the recorded video here and be sure to tune into the RA forum TONIGHT. https://rcareston.org/rca-hosts-ra-candidates-2021/

RCA hosts RA Candidates – February 2021 by RCAReston | Feb 23, 2021 | Updates On February 22, RCA hosted the 4 At-Large candidates running for the RA Board of Directors.

What would it take for you to make a major #energy saving improvement to your home? New #HVAC, adding insulation, etc. W...
02/23/2021
February/March 2021 CECAP Public Surveys | Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

What would it take for you to make a major #energy saving improvement to your home? New #HVAC, adding insulation, etc. Would a rebate help? How about regulatory changes? Take a short #FairfaxCounty energy survey, here: https://bit.ly/3dwa0ON

Fairfax County, Virginia - Take online public surveys on energy, transportation, development, and waste to inform the development of a community climate action plan.

A single severe storm in 2019 cost #FairfaxCounty taxpayers $14 million. That's money that could have been spent on othe...
02/20/2021

A single severe storm in 2019 cost #FairfaxCounty taxpayers $14 million. That's money that could have been spent on other county programs, projects, and services. #Climateaction matters: http://bit.ly/30lf7Zx

A single severe storm in 2019 cost #FairfaxCounty taxpayers $14 million. That's money that could have been spent on other county programs, projects, and services. #Climateaction matters: http://bit.ly/30lf7Zx

Dear Reston Resident, The Board of Supervisors (BOS) is planning to vote as soon as March 9th on a comprehensive re-writ...
02/12/2021
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Dear Reston Resident,

The Board of Supervisors (BOS) is planning to vote as soon as March 9th on a comprehensive re-write of the entire zoning code called zMOD.

In addition to its original advertisement of ‘modernization’, this massive undertaking includes many serious unexpected changes.

Please take this short survey to help us know how YOU feel.

Please SHARE this email and survey with neighbors, Fairfax Co. friends, HOA and Citizen Associations’ members so the BOS can make wise decisions for all of us.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFXZMOD

Results will be shared with Supervisors prior to their zMOD vote and will be available at https://www.act4fairfax.net/.

Thank you.

02/12/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Voting for the 2021 Reston Association Board of Directors Election opens Monday, March 1, 2021, at 5:00pm.
Please take this opportunity to learn more about this year’s candidates and their positions on important issues. You can read Candidate Statements and find out important election information on the RA website here. https://www.reston.org/board-of-directors-election RA will also host a Candidate Forum via Zoom where candidates can directly address your questions and concerns.
Candidates Forum: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98069598425...
Meeting ID: 980 6959 8425
Passcode: 137024
Ask questions during the Candidate Forum or send your questions to the Elections Committee in advance by emailing elections [email protected] by February 19, 2021. Be sure to ask each candidate to state their position about the issues of importance to you as a resident of Small Tax District #5.

Thank you in advance for participating in RA’s 2021 elections. The future of RESTON is at stake!

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Climate change is expected to alter the geographic reach, seasonal distribution and abundance of disease vectors like mo...
02/08/2021
Climate Action For Your Health: Join the Movement

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic reach, seasonal distribution and abundance of disease vectors like mosquitoes and ticks. Infectious diseases that were once considered tropical or subtropical may become commonplace in our region.

Climate change presents real concerns for human health. Fairfax County is the midst of developing its first-ever Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Pla...

Many Reston organizations are intending to make statements about zMOD at the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.  R...
01/24/2021
Reston Citizens Association calls on the County to Remove Far Reaching and Harmful Amendments from its Zoning Ordinance Modernization (zMOD) proposal. | Reston Citizens Association

Many Reston organizations are intending to make statements about zMOD at the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday. RCA passed a resolution on the matter. To learn more details regarding the concern about the substantial changes to the original intent of zMOD (zoning modification), see the link in the comments.
https://rcareston.org/rca-zmod/

Reston Citizens Association calls on the County to Remove Far Reaching and Harmful Amendments from its Zoning Ordinance Modernization (zMOD) proposal. by RCAReston | Jan 21, 2021 | Updates January 21, 2021 – Reston, VA – The Reston Citizens Association (RCA) Board of Directors has adopted a set ...

01/05/2021

Tonight - Reston Historic Resources Survey Virtual Community Meeting, Tuesday,Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.

Local Newspaper Needs Support - One of our few remaining resources for excellent local news coverage is in danger of fol...
01/02/2021
Save One Of America's Oldest Newspapers, organized by Jerry Vernon

Local Newspaper Needs Support - One of our few remaining resources for excellent local news coverage is in danger of folding due to lack of advertising. Reporting by the Reston Connection and its affiliates may be coming to an end. You can pick up a free weekly copy at our Reston Community Centers, the Library, even the Reston Hospital Emergency room, plus you can read it online. Please consider donating to save the Connection Newspapers: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-americas-oldest-newspaper

Save One Of America's Oldest Local Newspapers, The Alexandria Gazette Packet, Pub… Jerry Vernon needs your support for Save One Of America's Oldest Newspapers

12/16/2020
Tonight!
11/30/2020
Supervisor Walter Alcorn

Tonight!

REMINDER: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON ZONING ORDINANCE MODERNIZATION PROJECT, MONDAY, NOV. 30 AT 7 P.M.

Fairfax County is undergoing a major initiative to modernize our Zoning Ordinance that was first established over 40 years ago. Dubbed “zMOD,” this project is mostly a series of technical improvements to improve the clarity and accessibility of the zoning ordinance. Note, however, there are at least a couple items in the draft that would change the way Fairfax County approves separate apartments within single family homes (“Accessory Living Units”) and an expansion of what is allowed in home-based businesses. I encourage you to learn more and ask questions during a virtual town hall I am hosting tonight, Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

The meeting is hosted on Webex - use the link below to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP code before logging into meeting. https://fairfax.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=fairfax&service=6&rnd=0.2937471370275274&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Ffairfax.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004a6c7c1be8bf9cf240ba5123d46b48597fca653f96c2bdb30fe2cd7e82ba883f6%26siteurl%3Dfairfax%26confViewID%3D176442018278445672%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAATruEyzGPeH0bEBTS1TDLAOYhaspWR3pej8BbKzk_nlew2%26

If you prefer to only listen to the meeting, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use Access Code: 173 974 3467 (TTY 711). You can also watch live on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWbX8rCIEBPIkdF-7QGKmdw

More information and a video about zMOD can be found here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/zmod

I hope you can join us! If you have any questions, please contact my office at 703-478-0283.

Here is what's coming along Sunset Hills Rd, east of Wiehle.
09/21/2020
Construction begins on massive housing development in Reston | Virginia Business

Here is what's coming along Sunset Hills Rd, east of Wiehle.

Construction began last week on “The Midline,” a residential and commercial community to be located two blocks from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station (Silver Line) in Fairfax County, EYA Development LLC announced Sept. 8. It’s anticipated that 80 townhouses will be completed by early 2021, ...

Beware of a phone call or text you may receive about taking a "Reston Survey." It's paid for by a developer, and very sl...
09/18/2020

Beware of a phone call or text you may receive about taking a "Reston Survey." It's paid for by a developer, and very slanted to get the answers they want. UPDATE - we have just learned that the survey calls are going into zip code 22182. These speculators who want to develop Reston's open space golf courses plan to build "amenities" that will attract patrons from all over the region. Map is of zip 22181.

You can learn a lot by watching and reach out to us if you have questions - we'll try to answer or direct your to a good...
09/15/2020
Fairfax County Land Use Planning

You can learn a lot by watching and reach out to us if you have questions - we'll try to answer or direct your to a good source!

Do you live or work in the Reston area? If so, we invite you to stay informed about the Reston Area study currently underway to review key elements of the Comprehensive Plan for Reston. There are a few ways you can get involved:

#1: Learn more about the study and get details on upcoming meetings: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/reston-area-study.

#2: Watch previous task force meetings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWbX8rCIEBPIkdF-7QGKmdw.

#3: Sign up for email updates by visiting the county's email subscription page and selecting Reston Study & Plan Amendment News: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mailinglist/

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Reston Citizens Association (RCA)

RCA is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1967. RCA’s mission is to promote Reston’s vision and planning principles, to sustain and enhance its quality of life now and in the future, by serving as a non-partisan, action-oriented organization for all Restonians. Its goal is to educate and engage the community on issues affecting Reston and its future and to facilitate the voice of the citizens by representing the community at local, county and state level meetings and forums.

RCA is a member of the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations.

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Reston's vision is legendary AND sustainable. Senator Janet Howell says it well: "We need to keep reminding people about what Reston is." Our future is bright, even with changes and growth. Reston Citizens Association Community Matters - Reston https://youtu.be/C1F2fxovEz0
Thank goodness I found this site, and what a FABULOUS TRIBUTE to our Reston founder Robert E. Simon. Here is the first a 2-part series interview thanks to "Cowboy" Frank Harrelson Coalition for a Planned RestonRescue Restonand Reston Citizens Association appreciate the genius of this man.
We could use some goats in Fairfax County! How does your community do w**d and pest management? I know some in my area are still using roundup 🤦🏻‍♀️. There are no restrictions on it. The problem is, it may be very damaging to human and animal health. https://www.fox5dc.com/news/community seeking-answers-after-two-w**d-goats-found-dead-in-loudoun-county Fairfax Federation Providence District Council Mason District Council Braddock District Council Sully McLean Citizens Association Reston Citizens Association Springfield District
Thanks to Steve Mona and We Are Golf for graciously meeting with members of Rescue Reston, RA and Reston Citizens Association to learn about the importance of golf in Reston and the role the game plays on both the South and North courses. We Are Golf is in DC for the twelfth year to celebrate National Golf Day May 1st to promote legislative matters on the Hill.
What happened to my post from last night? Did you delete it?
There is a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Public Hearing to "Permit Residential Use with an overall density of 100 dwelling units per acre" to build a 20 story luxury condo building TOMORROW. The building is 1801 Reston Parkway across from RTC at the corner of Temporary Road. From the posted agenda, it looks like they will address this beginning at 3:30 pm at the Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium at the Fairfax County Govt Center. There are no road improvements that I can see from the plans but there will be several hundred more people and cars not to mention the aesthetics. I, for one, am going to be there to give my voice and I think as many of us that can, should go and fight these developers & RTC high rises that are pushing out and now hopping over Reston Parkway! This is an "east elevation" I snagged from the submitted plans:
I received this email and it raised a concern. Will the citizens of Reston be represented at this meeting? Is there a plan for anyone from the Reston citizen groups (i.e. Reston Now, 20/20 Reston, etc.) to attend? I think this might be important and Reston should have a voice at this meeting. There is also a survey you can fill out on the webpage to submit your opinions.
OK - You ALL know how passionate I am about protecting our green space . . . and especially our golf courses, in Reston. Please plan to listen to the Kojo Nnamdi Show tomorrow from 12:00PM to 12:30PM.