Hunter Mill Supervisor Hudgins on reasons to be in support of 1760 Reston Parkway.
Friday, September 21, 2012
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the Board of Supervisors, on my motion, approved the replacement of the 1760 Reston Parkway building. The approval came after earlier support from the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee (P&Z), the Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) and the Planning Commission. There was testimony in opposition from the Reston Citizens Association, Reston Association and Reston Town Center; while vocal support by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Reston founder, Bob Simon. There was near unanimous view that the proposed RTC building was a welcome architectural marvel. The issues that divided the discussion were whether the location is the right place and is density and height appropriate for the …
Twenty-three story building will replace five-story one at 1760 Reston Parkway.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed 23-story tower that developer RTC Partnership wants to build at 1760 Reston Pkwy. "This bid will stand as a stark example of what world-class design is called for in the principles of Reston," said Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins. "We will not have to remain in the sameness of heights and density as a measure of world-class design." Height and density were two issues as this project navigated the Fairfax County and Reston over the last two years. Critics of the project (including Reston Association, Reston Citizens Association, Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners and Fairfax County Planning Commission staff) said the building was out of scale with its surroundings. A…