Update, Jan. 7 - The hearing was postponed at the request of the applicant, RN Golf Management.
Original Story: The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals hearings for the owners of Reston National Golf Course has been moved from Jan. 30 to May 22.
This is the second time the hearing has been postponed. It originally was scheduled for Oct. 30. The Board of Zoning Appeals did not say which side asked for this most recent postponement.
The issue dates back to last April, when RN Golf Management, which is owned by a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, asked county zoning officials if the Reston golf course was zoned residential.
When the zoning officials said the golf course was not residential and to designate it residential would involve a change to the county master plan, the owners filed the zoning appeal.
The looming appeal has galvanized local groups, which are adamant the 166-acre golf course should remain open space. Reston Association and Reston Citizens Association have vowed to fight redevelopment, and a grassroots organization, Rescue Reston, has mobilized since July.
No plans for potential residential development at the course have been made public yet.
To see RN Golf Management LLC's appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals — as well as other documents pertaining to this issue — click here.
To see all stories related to the Reston National Golf Course rezoning fight, click here.