Rescue Reston now has an online petition for residents to sign if they support keeping Reston National Golf Course as open space.
Rescue Reston is the advocacy group formed in July after it was discovered that RN Golf Management, the ownership group of the golf course, was seeking an appeal to an April inquiry with Fairfax County Zoning as to whether the course was designated residential.
When the response was "no," the ownership group hired Frank McDermott, a top land use attorney, and filed an appeal. The appeal was scheduled to be heard Oct. 24, but has been postponed until Jan. 30 at the request of RN Golf Management.
The looming appea 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 residential development 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.