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Monday: Two Chances to Weigh in on RCC Pool

Still want to voice your opinion on proposed indoor pool at Baron Cameron Park?

Have you weighed in on the proposed indoor recreation center for Baron Cameron Park yet?

Reston Community Center is considering building a facility that would include an indoor pool on several acres of the 68-acre park, which is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority. Consultants from Brailsford & Dunlavey estimate the center could cost $20 - 33.5 million, depending on the size of the facility.

There are two chances to speak up on Monday:

Reston Community Center will hold a long-range planning committee at RCC Hunters Woods at 6:30 p.m. The RCC Board of Governors will be discussing the Brailsford & Dunlavey feasibility study, which was released last week. There will be a public comment time.

Read more about the B & D study here. 

Reston Associaton will hold a special board meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. One of the topics for discussion is RCC's proposal - and if any. Public comments will be at the start of the meeting.

RA Environmental Advisory Committee has recommended to the board of directors that they "ensure that any future development that takes place at Baron Cameron Park results in a positive addition to the community with no negative impact on neighboring Reston Association property. "

The EAC says there should be no increase in stormwater run-off; no net loss to Reston’s tree canopy;  no decrease in open space; and that the board should "strongly encourage Reston Community Center to consider other locations for a facility that better align with Fairfax County’s commitment to Transit-Oriented Development " as well as seek developer proffers that would reduce the long-term cost to residents of Small Tax District 5.

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gj June 10, 2013 at 02:38 PM
I received an impressive 27 page magazine format mailing from LifeTime Athletics. Their facility will be opening this Fall 2013 and, frankly, anything that is constructed on Baron Cameron will not meet the expectations and facilities planned by LifeTime. WHY is there another facility even being considered approximately 1 1/2 miles from this location at: Business Center Drive off Sunset Hills. The residents of small tax district 5 will not be taxed on this facility, rather, users will pay. That makes a lot more sense and is tucked away where the traffic won't further show down and fill Wiehle and Baron Cameron Aves. Why is this taxpayer funded facility even a question?
gj June 10, 2013 at 03:32 PM
LifeTime Center in Reston will / does have 2 OLYMPIC pools - inside and out. That should satisfy every competitive swimmer in Fairfax County.
Robert Beale June 10, 2013 at 07:23 PM
What justifies spending millions at the expense of STD-5 homeowners to disrupt the present users of Baron Cameron Park wth a long hours facility that would bring more weekend congestion, traffic, parking and year-round light pollution at the proposed center should regional aquatic events be held at the park? Regional aquatic events are usually held on weekends when Baron Cameron is already heavily utilized by organized teams. STD-5 should not have to pay for this facility! Costs of any proposed operation should fall entirely on users of a proposed facility. Montgomery County has a very nice 60,000 gsf aquatic center in Germantown and users pay fees to cover operations. I have attended two regional aquatic meets there and the "user footprint" of this MD was very large and protends that the proposed facility would make weekend use of Baron Cameron Park very challenging at best.
gj June 10, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Robert, I agree with you 100%. Let the people who need large pools, pay for them. Let them join LifeTime or drive to the other county pools. Please don't make us pay taxes for a select few.

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