Citizen Authored Texts Related To Reston


 COMMUNITY COMMENTS

We have collected and posted numerous comments from the community and organized them into categories. You may select from a Document Category or scroll down the page to find comments that interest you.

  1. Testimony at Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Public Hearings
  2. Development Scenario G and Comprehensive Plan Text Drafting Comments (Phase I-Transit Station Areas)
  3. General Planning Principles and Plan Text Comments
  4. Feedback from Community Workshops (Vision, Opportunities, and Concerns)
  5. Phase II Processes
  6. Implementation of the Reston Master Plan
  7. General Transit-Oriented Development Comments
  8. Dulles Corridor
  9. Herndon-Monroe Area
  10. Wiehle Avenue Area
  11. Reston Town Center and Reston Town Center North Area
  12. Reston Parkway Area
  13. Other Areas and Villages
  14. Letters from Land Owners
  15. Methods/Processes
  16. Environmental Policy
  17. Demographic and Population Related
  18. Housing and Jobs
  19. Education and Public Facilities
  20. Parking and Transportation Management
  21. Building Inventory

 

 

Community Testimony at Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Public Hearings

January 28, 2014 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

The public hearing included testimony by 17 speakers, the last being Mr. Robert Simon, the founder of Reston. Submitted writen testimonies are hyperlinked.

    1. Patricia Nicoson (Chairperson, Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force)
    2. Kathy Kaplan (Woodside at Holly Oak Neighborhood Association)
    3. Terry Maynard (Reston 2020). Also submitted a letter to the Board of Supervisors concerning traffic congestion (Feb. 7, 2014).
    4. Cate Fulkerson (Reston Asssociation)
    5. Colin Mills (Reston Citizens Association)
    6. Fred Costello
    7. Rob Whitfield (Dulles Users Group)
    8. Matt Valentini (The JBG Companies)
    9. Mark Looney (Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce)
    10. Gerald Volloy (Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners)
    11. Richard Kennedy
    12. William Penniman
    13. Joe Stowers
    14. Dino Tsagos
    15. Steve Hull
    16. Tammi Petrine (Reston 2020 Committee, Reston Citizens Association, Fairway Cluster Association)
    17. Robert Simon

November 13, 2013 Planning Commission Public Hearing

The public hearing included testimony by 20 speakers. Writen testimonies that were submitted to the Planning Commission are hyperlinked.

  1. Patricia Nicoson (Chairperson, Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force)
  2. Mark Looney (Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce)
  3. Frederick Costello
  4. Pete Otteni (Boston Properties)
  5. Connie Hartke
  6. Matt Valentini (The JBG Companies)
  7. Colin Mills (Reston Citizens Association)
  8. Terry Maynard (Reston 2020)
  9. Cate Fulkerson (Reston Asssociation)
  10. Gerald Volloy (Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners)
  11. Daniel Purrington (Brookfield Properties)
  12. Roni Robins (A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.)
  13. Tammi Petrine (Fairway Cluster Association)
  14. Scott Adams (McGuire Woods o/b/o CoreSite)
  15. William Penniman
  16. Robert Whitfield (Dulles Corridor User's Group)
  17. Frank Stearns (Donohue & Steans, PLC)
  18. Bill Krokowski (Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund)
  19. David Gill (McGuire Woods, LLP)
  20. Anne Simpson

Letters Submitted Letters but did not speak at Planning Commission Hearing

  1. Judith and Doug Pew Comments
  2. Group of Commericial Property Owners - JBG Companies, Boston Propeties, Spear Street Capital, Linden Development Partners, The Chevy Chase Land Company, Brookfield Office Properties, Dividend Capital Diversified Propety Fund, Tishman Speyer, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Rooney Properties, LCC, and The Bernstein Companies.

 

 


Development Scenario G and Comprehensive Plan Text Drafting Comments (Phase I - Transit Station Areas)

  1. RCA Comments on Version 8 Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted October 4, 2013 by RCA)

  2. RA Comments on Version 8 Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted October 2, 2013 by RA)

  3. RCA Comments on Versions 6 and 7 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted September 30, 2013 by RCA)
     
  4. Comments on Version 5 of Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text and RCIG Design Review Governance (submitted September 10, 2013 by ARCH)

  5. Housing Balance Comments + Suggested Edits to Version 5 of Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for Transit Station Areas (submitted September 10 and August 27, 2013 by Joe Stowers)

  6. Comments on Version 5 of Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for Transit Statio Areas (submitted August 14, 2013 by Frederick A. Costello)

  7. Reston Association Consolidated Comments on Versions 1-5 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for Transit Station Areas (submitted August 16,2013 by Reston Association)

  8. RCA Comments on Version  5 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submited August 13, 2013 by Reston Citizens Association)

  9. RCA Statement on Version 5 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted August 13, 2013 by Reston Citizens Association)

  10. Reston Association Comments on Version 4 of Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted July 28, 2013 by Reston Association)

  11. RCA Comments on Version 4 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted July 14, 2013 by Reston Citziens Association)

  12. Response from Fairfax County Dept. of Planning and Zoning concerning Gross Squrae Feet per Office Employee (submitted June 21, 2013 by DPZ)

  13. Letters to Chairman Bulova concerning Gross Square Feet per Office Employee Rate assumptions by DPZ Staff 
  14. Reston Association's Feedback on Version 2 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas  - see Version 2 text (submitted May 10, 2013 by Reston Association

  15. RCA Comments on Version 2 of the Draft Reston Comprehensive Plan Text for the Transit Station Areas (submitted April 1, 2013 by Reston Citziens Association)

  16. The Impact of Scenario G (submitted November 14, 2012 by Fred Costello)

  17. Letter Addressing Issues Raised Concerning Scenario G (submitted November 7, 2012 by Reston Citizens Associaion)

General Planning Principles and Plan Text Comments

  1. Transit Station Requirements (submitted August 09, 2013 by Judith Pew)
  2. Reston, A Good Place to Live List - Performance Criteria to Achieve the Vision (submitted November 29, 2012 by Judith and R. Doug Pew)
  3. Suggested Edits to Plannig Principles by Reston Association (submitted March 14, 2011 by Reston Association)
  4. Robert Simon's Response to Vision Sub-Committee's Vision and Planning Principles Document (submitted February 21, 2011 by Robert Simon)
  5. Jerry Volloy's Response to Vision Sub-Committee's Vision and Planning Principles Document (submitted February 20, 2011 by Jerry Volloy)
  6. Essential Elements of the future Reston Master Plan (submitted July 12, 2010 by Reston Association)
  7. Proposed Changes to Comprehensive Plan Text for Reston-Herndon Suburban Center and Trasit Statio Areas (submitted June 14, 2010 by David Edwards)
  8. Compact Version of Reston Planning Principles (submitted June 10, by Judith Pew)
  9. Reston Plan Recommendations (submitted June 8, 2010 by David Edwards)
  10. Recommendations for Guiding Principles and Sunrise Valley Wetlands Park (submitted June 8, 2010 by Reston Association's Environmental Advisory Committee)
  11. Suggested Revisions to Reston 2020 Proposed "Guiding Principles for Reston" (submitted May 21, 2010 by David Edwards)
  12. Vision and Planning Principles for Reston (submitted May 19, 2010 by Dick Kennedy)
  13. Draft Planning Principles for Reston_Version 2 (submitted April 19, 2010 by Carter)
  14. Email from Joe Stowers Concerning Zoning Modifications (submitted April 11, 2010)
  15. Draft Planning Principles for Reston_Version 1 (submitted April 10, 2010 by Carter)
  16. General Planning Guidelines with the RCIG Area (submitted April 3, 2010 by David Edwards) 
  17. Reston 2020 Committee’s Proposed Planning Principles with proposed changes and comments from Task Force members (submitted for March 23, 2010 Task Force Meeting)
  18. General Guiding Principles drafted by the Reston Association's Environment Advisory Committee (submitted March 8, 2010)
  19. What Resulting Community Do We Want to See in the Future Reston Core? (submitted Feb 25, 2010 by David Edwards)
  20. General Planning Guidelines for the Reston Center for Industry and Government (submitted Feb 12, 2010 by David Edwards)
  21. Reston 2020 Proposed Guiding Principles (submitted for Jan 26, 2010 Community Mtg)
  22. Commentary of Reston 2020 Proposed Principles (submitted for Jan 26, 2010 Community Mtg by Dick Stillson )
  23. ARCH Proposed Guiding Principles (submitted for Jan 26, 2010 Community Mtg)
  24. Citizens' Reston Master Plan Group Proposed Guiding Principles (submitted for Jan 26, 2010 Community Mtg)
  25. General Planning Principles for Reston (submitted for Jan 26th Community Mtg by David Edwards )
  26. Goals for the New Town (Robert Simon 1962)
  27. AREA III Upper Potomac Planning District, Amended through 6-15-2007 with Revisions Proposed by Dave Edwards FAIRFAX COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 2010 Edition 07-21-2010 

 


Vision Statements, Opportunties, Concerns, and Discussion Points from Community Workshops

  1. Town Center North: Compilation of Community Comments ( May 22, 2010 Community Workshop)
  2. Wiehle Avenue: Compilation of Community Comments ( March 20, 2010 Community Workshop)
  3. Herndon-Monroe: Compilation of Community Comments ( February 27, 2010 Community Workshop)
  4. Reston Parkway: Compilation of Community Comments  ( April 17, 2010 Community Workshop)

 


Development Scenario Comments

  1. Response from Fairfax County Dept. of Planning and Zoning concerning Gross Squrae Feet per Office Employee (submitted June 21, 2013 by DPZ)
  2. Letters to Chairman Bulova concerning Gross Square Feet per Office Employee Rate assumptions by DPZ Staff
  3. The Impact of Scenario G (submitted November 14, 2012 by Fred Costello)

  4. Letter Addressing Issues Raised Concerning Scenario G (submitted November 7, 2012 by Reston Citizens Associaion)

Phase II Processes

  1. ARCH Input to Supervisor Hudgins: Constituting Phase II of th Reston Master Plan Special Study (submitted February 28, 2012 by Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners)

 Implemenation of the Reston Master Plan

  1. Ensuring the Phasing of Needed Infrastructure with Development, ARCH Issues Bulletin 2012-3 (Submitted July 30, 2012 by ARCH - Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners)

 


General Transit-Oriented Development Comments

  1. Implications of Using Station Entry as the Center Point of the radius for Transit Station Area (submitted June 26, 2013 by Rae Noritake in response to June 25, 2013 Task Force discussion)
  2. Implications of Reduced Growth Prospects for Reston TOD Planning (submitted February 9, 2012 by Terry Maynard)
  3. Need for Comparative Testing of TOD Scenarios (submitted July 26, 2011 by RCA Reston 2020)
  4. Considerations about Density and Open Space - Emailed Comments (submitted September 27, 2010 by David Edwards)
  5. Walking Through a Balston - Successful TODs (submitted September 26, 2010 by Joe Stowers)
  6. An Analysis of the Rosslyn Ballston Metro Corridor (submitted July 28, 2010 by Kevin A. Zigadlo and Frederick A. Costello)
  7. A Mimimum-Cost Solution to Wiehle and Hunter Mill Congestion (submitted July 24, 2010 by Frederick Costello)
  8. Reston Infrastructure Improvements Escrow Fund (submitted June 8, 2010 by David Edwards)
  9. Reston Plan Transportation Recommendations (submitted June 8, 2010 by David Edwards)
  10. Development Plans that have Come before the Reston P&Z Committee (submitted May 21, 2010 by Arthur Hill)
  11. Public Comment on Progress of RCA Reston 2020' Transportation Work Group (sumbitted May 11, 2010 by Reston 2020 Transportation Work Group)
  12. Comments and suggestions for the RMPSS Task Force regarding April 13th Task Force Meeting (submitted April 19, 2010 by Joe Stowers)

Dulles Corridor

  1. Age of Dulles Corridor Buildings (submitted December 14, 2010 by Frederick A.Costello)

 


Herndon-Monroe Area

  1. Reston Association Letter to Task Force Supporting Polo Fields Positions (submitted by RA on March 23, 2011)
  2. Vision for Sprint Campus (submitted by Polo Fields Homeowners Association on June 28, 2010)
  3. Presentation of the Monroe Street Station (a.k.a. Herndon-Monroe Transit Station Area (submitted by John Carter on June 22, 2010 )
  4. Recommendations for Guiding Principles and Sunrise Valley Wetlands Park (submitted June 8 by Reston Association's Environmental Advisory Committee)
  5. Comments concerning The Herndon-Monroe Metro and Associated Development (submitted June 1, 2010 by the Polo Fields Homeowners Association)
  6. Comments concerning the Sunrise Valley Nature Park wetlands (submitted May 25, 2010 by the Polo Fields HomPolo Fields Homeowners Association)
  7. Polo Fields Priorities (submitted April 21, 2010 by Polo Fields Homeowners Association)
  8. Email concerning the Future of Sunrise Valley Wetlands Park (submitted April, 11, 2010 by Joe Stowers)
  9. Character of Major Growth Areas: Herndon-Monroe (submitted April 8, 2010 by David Edwards)
  10. Reston 2020 and RCA's Resolution about Sunrise Valley Wetlands (submitted April 13, 2010)
  11. Herndon-Monroe Recommendations  (submitted March 8, 2010 by Reston Association's Environment Advisory Committee)
  12. Compilation of Community Comments from Small Group Discussions (submitted March 5, 2010)
  13. Comments on the Herndon-Monroe area (submitted March 2, 2010 by Najwa Saad)
  14. Various citizen letters concerning Sunrise Valley Wetlands Park (submitted Feb - March 2010)
  15. Comments on the Herndon-Monroe area (submitted Feb 27, 2010 by Ron Rubin)

Wiehle Avenue Area

  1. Wiehle Metro Station Access: Congestion Ahead (submitted by Reston Citizens Association February 3, 2013)
  2. BEFORE and AFTER images of a preliminary development concept for Association Drive (presented May 22, 2012 by architect Bill Hellmuth for the developer, David Orr.)
  3. Reston 2020 Feedback and Suggestions on Subcommittee's Draft Final Report (submitted December 10, 2010)
  4. Rando Analysis of Town Center and Wiehle Avenue Transit Area (submitted November 18, 2010 by Guy Rando)
  5. Thoughts and Strawman on the Wiehle Transit Station Area  (submitted May 18, 2010 by William Penniman)
  6. Compilation of Community Feedback from Small Group Discussions: March 20, 2010 Wiehle Avenue Community Workshop (submitted March 29,2010)
  7. Public comments concerning Wiehle Avenue gathered during March 20, 2010 Community Workshop (submitted March 29, 2010)
  8. Letter from Sunset Hills Professional Center concerning Wiehle Avenue (submitted March 26, 2010)
  9. General Reston Development Policies related to the Wiehle Avenue Station Area (submitted March 17, 2010 by David Edwards)

 


Reston Town Center & Reston Town Center North Area

  1. Argument for locating new community center in Reston Town Center as opposed to Baron Cameron Park (presented at the May 14, 2013 Task Force meeting by Judith & R. Doug Pew)
  2. Planning World-Class Transit-Oriented Development in Reston Town Center, The Community’s Alternative Vision (submitted November 24, 2010 by Reston 2020)
  3. Rando Analysis of Town Center and Wiehle Avenue Transit Area (submitted November 18, 2010 by Guy Rando)
  4. Opposition Letter from WATCH Concerning Reston Association Jurisdiction (submitted July 29, 2010 by Robert Goudie)
  5. Opposition Letter from Reston Town Center Association to Supervisor Hudgins Concerning Reston Association Jurisdiction (submitted July 27, 2010 by Reston Town Center Association)
  6. Letter from Reston Association to Fairfax County Supervisor concerning RAJ Development in Reston Town Center North (submitted July 12, 2010 by Reston Association)
  7. Compilation of Community Feedback from May 22, 2010 Community Workshop Break Out Groups (submitted June 4, 2010 by Staff)
  8. Comment Sheet(s) Collected from Individual Participants during May 22, 2010 Community Workshop (submitted June 4, 2010 by Staff)
  9. Cascades Park Design by Rando (submitted May 13, 2010 buy Guy Rando)
  10. Concepts and Principles for Changes to the Reston Master Plan in and around the north part of the Town Center (submitted April 30, 2010 by Mary Ellen Craig)
  11. Comments Concerning Development in Reston Town Center (submitted by David Edwards April 21, 2010)
  12. Reston Core General Planning Guidelines (submitted April 5, 2010 by David Edwards)
  13. What Resulting Community Do We Want to See in the Future Reston Core? (submitted Feb 25, 2010 by David Edwards)
  14. Letter from Reston Town Center Association to Supervisor Hudgins regarding July 13, 2010 letter from Karen Driscoll McKee on behalf of the Reston Association Board of Directors (Submitted July 27, 2010 by Denise Hogan)

Reston Parkway Area

  1. Letter Recommending Comprehensive Plan Text Language (submitted June 14, 2010 on behalf of James Campbell Company, LLC)
  2. Reston Parkway Station Concerns and Opportunities (submitted April 14, 2010 by Judy and Doug Pew

Other Areas and Villages

  1. Reston Association (RA) Submission Concerning JBG proposal to redevelop Fairways Residential I and II

Letters from Land Owners

  1. Request for Consideration of Transit-Oriented Reston Master Plan Text Language for Property of Girja Jalla and Maharag Jalla (submitted January 20, 2012)
  2. Request for Consideration of Transit-Oriented Reston Master Plan Text Language for Property of Golf Course Plaza, LLC (submitted November 28, 2011)
  3. Letter to Task Force Concerning Properties of Bernstein Management Corporation (submitted September 26, 2011 by Martin Walsh, Esg.)
  4. Task Force Consideration for Commercial "Infill" Development Policies (submitted September, 21, 2011 by Martin Walsh. Esq.)
  5. FannieMae Letter Regarding TOD Reston Master Plan Language on Property (submitted June 21, 2010 by FannieMae)
  6. Letter Recommending Comprehensive Plan Text Language (submitted June 14, 2010 on behalf of James Campbell Company, LLC)

 


Methods/Processes

  1. Letter to Supervisor Hudgins - Request that all new development come within the jurisdiction of either RA or RTCA (submitted April, 2013 by Gerald Volloy, ARCH)
  2. Concerns About Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force Status (submitted August 17, 2012 by Gerald Volloy, ARCH)
  3. On Evaluating RMPSS Task Force Recommendations (submitted December 20, 2010 by Joe Stowers)
  4. Suggested Reston Master Plan Special Study Proposed Way Forward (submitted April 19, 2010 by Gerald Volloy)
  5. An Analysis of the Rosslyn-Ballston Metro Corridor (Submitted July 28, 2010 by Kevin A Zigadlo and Frederick A. Costello)

 


Environmental Policy

  1. Recommendations for Guiding Principles and Sunrise Valley Wetlands Park (submitted June 8 by Reston Association's Environmental Advisory Committee)

Demographic and Population Related

  1. Implications of Reduced Growth Prospects for Reston TOD Planning (submitted February 9, 2012 by Terry Maynard)
  2. Senior Issues Data (submitted June 8, 2010 by David Edwards)

Housing and Jobs

  1. Implications of Reduced Growth Prospects for Reston TOD Planning (submitted February 9, 2012 by Terry Maynard)
  2. Letter from Equitable Housing Institute Concerning Jobs and Housing Balance (submitted May 21, 2011 by Thomas Loftus of  EHI)

Parking and Transit Demand Management

  1. Concerns about Parking Capacity (submitted May 22, 2012 by Judith Pew)

Education and Public Facilities

  1. Argument for locating new community center in Reston Town Center as opposed to Baron Cameron Park (presented at the May 14, 2013 Task Force meeting by Judith & R. Doug Pew)
  2. Letter from the President of Northern Virginia Community College to the Task Force (submitted June 14, 2010 by President Robert Templin, Jr)
  3. Concerns about Reston School Capacity (submitted May 22, 2012 by Judith Pew)

Building Inventory

  1. Age of Dulles Corridor Buildings (submitted December 9, 2010 by Frederick Costello)

 

 


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