Are Fairfax County and RN Golf Management close to making a deal to bring residential housing - along with a big park - to Reston National Golf Course?
Reston Citizens Association group Reston2020 says they may be.
Reston2020 reports on its blog that a secret deal is in the works that will set aside a substantial portion of the golf course for a large Reston central park.
Reston2020 sources say an option is being explored to have the developer proffer land for a park in return for being granted rental unit density.
"Another source indicates that [Northwestern Mutual, RN Golf Management's parent company] is testing the market among several major area developers to see if the golf course can be sold for commercial development purposes. From these eyes, that sounds like NM or a commercial developer could develop more than 7,900 units—the current reported zoning limit—on whatever land is still left to “incentivize” a deal with the County," the 2020 blog says.
Reston2020 admits that there has been no corroboration from Reston Association, Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, RN Golf Management, Rescue Reston or any other parties in the know about this issue.
But it is food for thought in an ongoing saga.
In Spring of 2012, RN Golf Management asked Fairfax County if the golf course could be zoned residential. The county said it is zoned as open space, and any changes to that would require amending the county master plan.
RN Golf Management then filed an appeal with the county Board of Zoning Appeals. It has twice been postponed, and now has a hearing date of May 22.
To read Reston2020's entire piece on the the latest twist, click here.
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