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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E-news from Rescue Reston:Frequently Asked Questions Updated and RA Election Information - https://mailchi.mp/rescuerest...
02/26/2020
Frequently Asked Questions Updated and RA Election Information

E-news from Rescue Reston:
Frequently Asked Questions Updated and RA Election Information - https://mailchi.mp/rescuereston/faq-ra_election

If you are an RA member and Rescue Reston Supporter, you will want to clearly understand the candidates' positions on the golf courses.  [ hint: click  to expand the section.] The Reston Association holds elections every spring to fill vacancies on its nine-member Board of Directors. According...

Rescue Reston
01/29/2020
Rescue Reston

Rescue Reston

Please stay very tuned in to this election. Reston Association has been a firm supporter of Reston's two Open Space, no-density golf courses. Only vote for candidates who will keep the RA Land Use Resolution 6; Golf Course Policy. You can read it in our notes section.

A very informative article about our new @SupervisorWalterAlcorn's first actions. Please read and share.
01/27/2020
County initiates Reston comprehensive plan amendment process

A very informative article about our new @SupervisorWalterAlcorn's first actions. Please read and share.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is ready to revisit its vision for Reston, voting on Jan. 14 to authorize the first major amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Alcorn talks more about his first motion on the Board. Read and share this with your nei...
01/18/2020
Alcorn Elaborates On Reston Plan Review, 2020 Priorities

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Alcorn talks more about his first motion on the Board. Read and share this with your neighbors. Good news should be spread far and wide.

Supervisor Walter Alcorn (D-Hunter Mill) provides more details on his recent board motion to amend the Reston Comprehensive Plan.

You also might want to pop over to the Rescue Reston page to read a post about citizen activists who saved 122 Acres of ...
01/12/2020
City parks aren't luxuries. They are critical infrastructure.

You also might want to pop over to the Rescue Reston page to read a post about citizen activists who saved 122 Acres of green in perpetuity in Winter Park, FL! It can be done!

Urban parks aren’t extra amenities for cities—they provide fundamental roles that improve quality of life and save money.

Good reporting by Mercia Hobson on the 12/17/2019 informational meeting regarding a "Historic Resources Survey" happenin...
01/08/2020
Capturing Reston Heritage

Good reporting by Mercia Hobson on the 12/17/2019 informational meeting regarding a "Historic Resources Survey" happening in Reston. We'll add a bit more detail in the comments below, but start with her story.

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Are you curious about Reston's early days? Constance Rue Hartke (Connie) visited the Reston Museum last Saturday and pag...
01/07/2020

Are you curious about Reston's early days? Constance Rue Hartke (Connie) visited the Reston Museum last Saturday and paged through "The Reston Story." This temporary case exhibit is on display through February 26. What we now call the Transit Station Areas (TSAs) used to be the RCIG (Reston Center for Industry and Governmental Agencies).

On our reading list:
12/24/2019
Reston Now

On our reading list:

New CIP address new high school, Silver Line elementary school

An educational article!
12/16/2019
Rescue Reston

An educational article!

Here is an article worth reading!

An important opportunity folks!!
12/05/2019
Fairfax County Land Use Planning

An important opportunity folks!!

Preservationists will survey Reston this fall and winter as part of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources’ Survey. To begin the survey process, Fairfax County and VDHR are holding a joint public information meeting at Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

Updated Press Release: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/fairfax-county-kicks-historic-resources-survey-reston-dec-17

Thanks to citizen involvement, we got these 6 improvements at the Campus Commons development:A 50-foot set-back between ...
12/01/2019

Thanks to citizen involvement, we got these 6 improvements at the Campus Commons development:

A 50-foot set-back between Sunrise Valley Drive and TF Cornerstone’s new buildings. This will allow TF Cornerstone to save some mature trees on their property and plant three rows of new trees.

Reduction in the height of the commercial building on the corner of Sunrise Valley Drive and Wiehle Avenue from 14 stories to a dual-level building of seven stories closest to Sunrise Valley and ten stories closer to the toll road. However, the seven-story portion of the new office building will still be 99 feet high, more than five times as tall as the single-story homes across the road.

A proposal to plant and maintain a row of trees in the median of Sunrise Valley Drive, subject to approval by VDOT.

Architecture along Sunrise Valley Drive that will harmonize with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

A wider set-back on Wiehle that will allow for new trees and more green space.

An agreement by TF Cornerstone to be a Green Neighborhood, which stresses energy and environmental conservation.

11/18/2019
Reston Citizens Association

Tonight - 7:30. The address is 1801 Cameron Glen Dr, Reston.

The Department of Planning and Development will be providing an update on the ZMOD project at the Reston Planning and Zoning meeting on November 18, 2019. The meeting starts at 7:30 at the North County Government Center in Reston. This is a major initiative to modernize the County Zoning Ordinance. There will be a short presentation first on one block of the Halley Rising development (where Wegman's is going), so it should also be of interest to many.

An interview with our incoming Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Walter Alcorn. He is taking a fresh look at things in Re...
11/15/2019
Can this man return Reston Town Center to its former glory? | Reston Citizens Association

An interview with our incoming Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Walter Alcorn. He is taking a fresh look at things in Reston.

Can this man return Reston Town Center to its former glory? by RCAReston | Nov 15, 2019 | Updates Washington Business Journal Article Featuring Walter Alcorn by Alex Koma, Reporter, Economic Development Reprinted/posted with permission of the author, click here to read the article.

11/11/2019

The Department of Planning and Development will be providing an update on the ZMOD project at the Reston Planning and Zoning meeting on November 18, 2019. The meeting starts at 7:30 at the North County Government Center in Reston. This is a major initiative to modernize the County Zoning Ordinance. There will be a short presentation first on one block of the Halley Rising development (where Wegman's is going), so it should also be of interest to many.

Reston Now
10/16/2019
Reston Now

Reston Now

Two incumbents and a newcomer will join the Board of Governors in early November

Have you been following the Campus Commons development? A Coalition for a Planned Reston member writes the Planning Comm...
10/08/2019
Citizen Letter to Planning Commission Requesting Deferral of Campus Commons | Reston Citizens Association

Have you been following the Campus Commons development? A Coalition for a Planned Reston member writes the Planning Commission asking them to defer on 10/10 due to major outstanding concerns.

Citizen Letter to Planning Commission Requesting Deferral of Campus Commons by RCAReston | Oct 8, 2019 | Updates via email 10/7/2019 Chairman Peter MurphyVice Chairman James HartCommissioner John Carter (Hunter Mill) Dear Chairman Murphy, Commissioner Hart, Commissioner Carter,I am writing to urge ...

Some progress in the right direction.
10/04/2019
Reston Now

Some progress in the right direction.

The developer scaled back some aspects of the plan in response to concerns from the community

Update on the Campus Commons development: The decision was deferred until the Planning Commission meeting of October 10....
10/04/2019
6,462 MORE CARS

Update on the Campus Commons development: The decision was deferred until the Planning Commission meeting of October 10. Volunteers are putting in an enormous number of hours working with the developer and others to affect good change. You can see an update on upcoming meetings at https://rescuesunrisevalley.org/events

will pass in and out of Campus Commons in a 24-hour period (Traffic Impact Study; Page 43 Table 9) If you think traffic is bad now, just wait. If you think walking to the metro is dangerous now, just wait. But if you think development can and should be done in a way that benefits all, then stand wit...

Deadline extended to Sunday night - please answer survey and share!
09/26/2019
Fairfax Federation 2019 survey | Reston Citizens Association

Deadline extended to Sunday night - please answer survey and share!

Fairfax Federation 2019 survey by RCAReston | Sep 25, 2019 | Updates Let your civic opinions and ideas be known!The annual Fairfax Federation on-line survey asks questions about a broad range of issues, from neighborhood to Nation, challenging you and all Fairfax residents. Click to take the Survey:...

If you can, please attend the Wednesday, 25 September, public hearing of the Fairfax County Planning Commission, when th...
09/24/2019
6,462 MORE CARS

If you can, please attend the Wednesday, 25 September, public hearing of the Fairfax County Planning Commission, when the proposed huge Campus Commons development on the corner of Wiehle and Sunrise Valley is on the agenda. This project is near the Wiehle Metro, but its impacts will affect all of Reston's residential areas. And wear yellow as a sign of your support!

Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Room: BOARD AUDITORIUM
Time: 7:30 pm

A number of concerned Restonians have registered to speak about how key elements of this proposal are contrary to the Reston Master Plan and to ask Commissioners to vote to defer.

Second, please sign the community statement outlining various concerns over the plans and calling for a delay:
https://rescuesunrisevalley.org/petition

will pass in and out of Campus Commons in a 24-hour period (Traffic Impact Study; Page 43 Table 9) If you think traffic is bad now, just wait. If you think walking to the metro is dangerous now, just wait. But if you think development can and should be done in a way that benefits all, then stand wit...

Suggested letter to write asking for a deferral until concerns are addressed...
09/19/2019
Write to protest Campus Commons

Suggested letter to write asking for a deferral until concerns are addressed...

Today, one of our members wrote the attached letter to TF Cornerstone, the developer behind the Campus Commons project at Sunrise Valley and Wiehle, to protest their continuing pursuit of a 25 Sept…

This morning representatives from RCA and Reston 20/20 met Reston Regional Library with Rachel Reibach, a representative...
09/18/2019

This morning representatives from RCA and Reston 20/20 met Reston Regional Library with Rachel Reibach, a representative from the office of Senator Tim Kaine to share transportation concerns. We look forward to working with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and his staff to improve impacts on the local community.

RCA's Fall Board Dinner and Board elections took place last night at Hidden Creek Country Club. Congratulations to our c...
09/18/2019

RCA's Fall Board Dinner and Board elections took place last night at Hidden Creek Country Club. Congratulations to our continuing board: Dennis Hays, President; Lynne Mulston, Vice-President; Joe Leighton, Treasurer; and Nick Georgas, Secretary. RCA welcomes our new At-Large Director, Bill Dagostino. Thanks to our guests Rescue Sunrise Valley's Lorri Zell, Reston 20/20's, Tamara Hummeland Petrine, elections volunteer Bob Petrine; and Reston Association's, South Lakes Director, Julie Bitzer for attending.

Download and share this flyer please. This development will affect far more than just those living across Sunrise Valley...
08/30/2019

Download and share this flyer please. This development will affect far more than just those living across Sunrise Valley Drive. There are major questions to be answered (traffic study???) and the developer is trying to fast-track it.

Check your  postal mailbox -- you'll want to read page 22!
08/07/2019

Check your postal mailbox -- you'll want to read page 22!

I'm so excited about the Summer/Fall 2019 -Celebrating Our Youth issue arriving in more than 25,000 Reston mailboxes this week! Enjoy!

The Reston Community Center has a community survey out this month. Please read our article to understand this wonderful ...
08/06/2019
What to Know Before Answering the RCC Community Survey | Reston Citizens Association

The Reston Community Center has a community survey out this month. Please read our article to understand this wonderful resource more thoroughly, including how it is funded, and then follow the link at the end to get to the survey. Sharing this post is encouraged.
https://rcareston.org/what-to-know-before-answering-the-rcc-community-survey/

What to Know Before Answering the RCC Community Survey by RCAReston | Aug 4, 2019 | Updates The intent of this article is to educate and inform. During the month of August, the Reston Community Center (RCC), in conjunction with the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia is conducti...

We want to draw your attention to major concerns with a development proposed for the southeast quadrant of Wiehle and Su...
08/01/2019

We want to draw your attention to major concerns with a development proposed for the southeast quadrant of Wiehle and Sunrise Valley. The impact to south Reston is of great concern.
https://rescuesunrisevalley.org/

We are looking for a volunteer who can use this application to help on our land use committee.
07/31/2019
Fairfax County Land Use Planning

We are looking for a volunteer who can use this application to help on our land use committee.

While Fairfax County has long provided many specific, web-based maps and applications, the release of the new Jade interactive mapping application serves a unique mission as a general map viewer. Jade was designed to provide the public with never-before released map layers, reports, exclusive aerial imagery, and analytical tools to explore County data and business processes.

There are over 170 map layers to explore, including property information, land development, public facilities, infrastructure, environmental, and more. Most layers also provide easy access to other County resources such as applications and webpages for more information.

Jade is particularly applicable to those undertaking land development and other engagements with Fairfax County government using custom reports and workflows.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/meet-jade-fairfax-countys-comprehensive-mapping-application

Fairfax County Land Use Planning
07/02/2019

Fairfax County Land Use Planning

‼️NEW NAME ALERT‼️
The Department of Planning and Zoning is now the
💚💙Department of Planning and Development💙💚
All of our functions and responsibilities are still in place but we have joined forces with the Office of Community Revitalization to provide well-rounded services to the Fairfax County community. Check out our website for more information.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/

Reston Now
06/10/2019
Reston Now

Reston Now

In this opinion piece, Lynne Mulston of the Reston Citizens Association says that it's clear Wheelock is betting their $14 million investment for a return of $250 million

Very good news!
06/06/2019
Reston Now

Very good news!

The project received $700,000 in state gap funding to develop affordable housing for seniors

Read Rescue Reston's newsletter that went out today. Talk with your network and make your plan to VOTE. Reston has no Ma...
06/06/2019

Read Rescue Reston's newsletter that went out today. Talk with your network and make your plan to VOTE. Reston has no Mayor -- the Supervisor is the head of our ship. Votes matter.

YOU Need to ACT Now or this could be our future. Read latest newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/rescuereston/vote_june_11_notice

Rescue Reston
05/31/2019
Rescue Reston

Rescue Reston

There has been a lot of talk lately about the "greenbelts" in Reston. In this article, long-time Restonian Nan Ernst talks about her cluster, Charter Oak Townhouses, and the need to preserve and extend Reston's heritage as it leaps into the future.

Environmental Approval Still Pending for $170 Million Soapstone Connector Project
05/16/2019
Environmental Approval Still Pending for $170 Million Soapstone Connector Project

Environmental Approval Still Pending for $170 Million Soapstone Connector Project

State and local transportation officials have been working for more than a year on clearing the Soapstone Connector through the environmental approval phase -- one of the latest hurdles for the roughly $170 million project. The connector -- which extends Soapstone Drive from Sunrise Valley Drive o

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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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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.
Please vote in this poll about the announced changes to parking rates at RTC.
Reston Citizens Association hears and represents the voice of the community in Reston.
Another opportunity to let your voice be heard. Especially if you're not a supporter of Reston being "quickly urbanized".