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RCA Against Golf Course Redevelopment

Citizens group joins Reston Association in vow to fight potential rezoning at Reston National.

RCA Against Golf Course Redevelopment

The Reston Citizens Association (RCA) has joined in declaring rezoning of a threat to Reston's longterm vision.

At its regular meeting on Tuesday night, RCA resolved is “an existential threat to Reston’s longstanding vision and plan as a diverse 'planned' community.” 

It endorsed the efforts of Reston Association and Rescue Reston to prevent the re-zoning. 

Reston Association called a special meeting last week to formally take a stance on potential development of the golf course. was formed the prior week. It is comprised of golf course-area homeowners who plan to fight rezoning and development.

Earlier this year, lawyers representing RN Golf Management, owners of the course in south Reston, inquired with Fairfax County about the zoning of the course.  The county said any redevelopment would require an amendment to the county master plan. The owners, RN Golf Management, have filed an appeal with the Board of Zoning Appeals, which will be heard on Oct. 24.

The entire resolution is attached as a PDF to this story.

RCA also addressed other development issues at its meeting.

 * The RCA Board will make a statement to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors about the proposed redevelopment of the Town Center Office Building. The plan for the 23-story tower will go before the BOS on Sept. 11. RCA calls it “the wrong building in the wrong place."

* RCA approved a statement for the Planning Commission Tysons Committee supporting the McLean Citizens Association position that County taxpayers ought not pay more than one-quarter of the cost of transportation and other infrastructure improvements required at Tysons to support expected Metro-related development.  

 The current draft financing plan, Draft Strawman III, offers a vague formulation that would likely result in local taxpayers paying for one-half to two-thirds of the infrastructure costs, including more than $8 billion for transportation, over the next forty years. 

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