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County Comprehensive Plan for Reston Coming Into Homestretch

Years-long Reston Master Plan Special Study may be ready for consideration, but what does it say about Reston's future?

Map of Special Study area     Credit: Fairfax County
Map of Special Study area Credit: Fairfax County
After more than three years of work, the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan concerning the future of Reston  development is scheduled to go before the planning commission on Nov. 13.

The Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force has been revising drafts to ensure that the Reston of the 21st Century - an area that will morph into a more transit-oriented, urban place with the arrival of Metro's Silver Line in 2014. There are more plan changes to come, but on Tuesday Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and other county officials shared the work in progress with the community.

The report highlights highest densities closest to the three Metro stations with excellence in urban design and planning as a hallmark; sustainability and green technology; and required high-quality open spaces.
 
To read the entire draft, CLICK HERE.

Last week, Reston Association, Reston Citizens Association and Association of Reston Clusters and Homeowners held a community forum outlining their vision for Reston in the next 20-30 years.

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