Reston Master Plan Special Study Documents of Interest


Documents of Interest

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Documents are separated into the following sections:

  1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment
  2. Comprehensive Plan Text Drafts
  3. Land Use Scenarios Studied during Study
  4. Task Force & Sub-Committee Documents
  5. Fairfax County Documents related to Reston Master Plan Special Study
  6. Stakeholder Documents (citizens, community organizations, businesses, and property owners)
  7. Reference Documents (includes the following subjects: comprehensive plan, speeches, transit-oriented development, historical texts, environmental, housing, and air rights)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT - RESTON TRANSIT STATION AREAS (Phase I) 

February 11, 2014 - Board of Supervisors vote to adopt Reston Transit Stations Comprehensive Plan Amendment

February 5, 2014 - Proposed changes to the Plan amendment are published prior to the Board of Supevisors decision. February 5, 2014 - Proposed changes to the Plan amendment are published prior to the Board of Supevisors decision.

January 28, 2014 - Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts a Public Hearing to provide opportunity for Reston's residential and business communities to voice opinions, concerns, or support for the Plan amendment. The public hearing includes testimony by 17 speakers, the last being Mr. Robert Simon, the founder of Reston.

Supervisor Hudgins moves to defer decision on Proposed Reston Master Plan Special Study (Phase I) Plan Amendment Item ST09-III-UP1(A) to February 11, 2014. Supervisor Herrity expresses concern regarding the funding plan for transportation improvements and asks unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional information concerning funding prior to the decision. Without objection, it was ordered. The question was called on the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 January 10, 2014 - A " Board Package" for the Board of Supervisors Public Hearing is published. Note: Attachment II of the Package is the Planning Commission's recommended text.

Januuary 9, 2014 - The Planning Commission votes 12-0 in favor of a motion to recommend to the Board of Supervisors that it adopt the Comprehensive Plan amendment ST09-III-UP1(A). Read the Verbatim excerpt of the motion and vote.

Planning Commisioner de la Fe also makes three follow-on motions. Read the Verbatim excerpt of the motion and vote.

January 6, 2014 - An updated Planning Commission package with Staff's edits and more significant modifications is published.

During the period between the November 13th public hearing and the January 9th decision, Fairfax County Staff works with the Planning Commissioner and Board of Supervisors Staff to modify the Plan amendment in response to many of the concerns expressed during the November 13th Public Hearing.

December 5, 2013 - The Planning Commision votes to further defer a decision until January 9, 2014 to give Staff opportunity to review and respond to comments. Read the Verbatim excerpt of the motion and vote.

November 13, 2013 - The Public Hearing of the Fairfax County Planning Commission is conducted to provide opportunity for Reston's residential and business communities to voice opinions, concerns, or support for the Plan amendment. Patricia Nicoson, Task Force Chairperson, gives a statement to the Planning Commision as part of the presentation. The public hearing includes testimony by 20 speakers. The Planning Commission votes to defer a decision until December 5, 2013. Read the Verbatim excerpt of the motion and vote.

November 1, 2013 - A Staff Report for Comprehensive Plan amendment ST09-III-UP1(A) is published. Physical copies are sent to the Fairfax County Planning Commisison while a digital copy is distributed via the Reston Master Plan study's email distribution list.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT DRAFTS (Phase I - Reston Transit Station Areas)

LAND USE SCENARIOS 

Staff have studied three (3) development scenarios since the start of the Reston Master Plan Special Study. General information about each scenario is provided below. More detail can be found on the Development Scenarios web page.

DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO G

Scenario G is the latest development scenario under consideration by the Task Force and Planning Staff. Land use information generated by Planning Staff is now being forwarded to County agencies for analysis. Estimated time line for analysis runs from November 2012 through April 2013. 

Scenario G Density allocation map, estimated development levels, and jobs-housing data


Fairfax County Departmental Impact Analysis of Scenario G

  1. Department of Fire and Rescue: Impact Analysis
  2. Park Authority: Impact Analysis and Addendum
  3. Public Schools: Impact Analysis

 

RESIDENTIALLY-INTENSIVE SCENARIO (Scenario F)

At its November 1, 2011 meeting, the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force voted to send a second 2030 development scenario to Fairfax Department of Transportation for impact analysis.  This "residentially-intensive" scenario (also called "green map" because of the map's green color palette) is a strictly hypothetic look at the impact of increasing the proportion of new residential development to new non-residential development (particularly new office development) by 2030. 

“Residentially-Intensive” Scenario map and density allocation tables illustrate the addition of significant amounts of new residential development, primarily in the areas between ¼ and ½ mile from the Reston Town Center station platform and the Reston East-Wiehle Avenue station platform.

 

2030 DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO (Scenario E)

At its September 13, 2011 meeting, the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force voted to send a 2030 development scenario to various County agencies for impact analysis. This scenario (also called "blue map" because of the map's blue color palette) will set a benchmark for understanding the development impact of the intensities, locations, and mix of uses derived from the Station Area Subcommittee reports and Steering Committee discussions. The scenario assumes the GMU-High forecast is the projected absorption of development for the Reston/Dulles Rail Corridor, but also includes an additional 20% of residential beyond the GMU-High forecasts.

2030 Development Scenario map and density allocation tables illustrate the slightly modified forecast of George Mason University's 2030 High forecasts with the addition of 20% more residential than forecasted.


DOCUMENTS PRODUCED BY TASK FORCE & SUB-COMMITTEES

The following documents are the products of Task Force and Task Force sub-committee deliberation. Task Force and Task Force sub-committees decided upon the content of these documents by parlimentary vote or consensus agreement.

Task Force

Task Force Report

    1. Draft - February 7, 2014

      Comments:

    2. Draft - January 10, 2014

Comments:

        1. Reston Citizens' Association

Recommended Planning Guidance

    1. Achieving the Vision for Reston (approved on February 26, 2013 by the Task Force)
    2. Reston Areawide Vision and Planning Principles (endorsed on March 15, 2011 by the Task Force)

Letters from the Task Force

    1. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - Board Matter: Proposal to Support Wiehle-Reston East Station (March 19, 2013 Board Summary Package)
    2. Letter to Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins: Addressing Priority Issues to Support Rail Operations (March 15, 2013)
    3. Letter to Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins: Metro Station Names (December 8, 2010)
    4. Letter to Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (October 1, 2010)
      Letter addresses north-south linkages, air-rights, station design at Reston Parkway, and parking consolidation.

Sub-Committees

Sub-Committee Reports

    1. Town Center
    2. Wiehle Avenue
    3. Herndon-Monroe
    4. Vision

DOCUMENTS PRODUCED BY FAIRFAX COUNTY STAFF

The following documents are a compilation of reports, analysis, and maps produced by Fairfax County for direct contribution to the Reston Master Plan Special Study and related Dulless Corridor studies.

Dulles Corridor Transportation Study and 527 Submittal

  1. Virginia Dept of Transportation (VDOT) Comments on Dulles Corridor Transportation Study (September 16, 2013)

  2. Dulles Corridor Transportation Study (published June 14, 2013)
  1. Dulles Corridor 527 Submittal

 Proposed Task Force/Staff Development Allocations for Fairfax Dept of Transportation Analysis

    1.  2030 Development Scenario (see map and density allocation tables) is a slightly modified forecast of George Mason University's 2030 forecasts with added residential (+20% above GMU 2030 forecast)

    2. “Residentially-Intensive” Scenario (see map and density allocation tables) adds significant amounts of new residential development, primarily in the areas between ¼ and ½ mile from the Reston Town Center station platform and the Reston East-Wiehle Avenue station platform

General Transportation Anaylsis for Corridor

  1. Complete Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan (online 2007 Edition)

  2. Maps

  3. Meeting Presentations (contains presentations from Fairfax County Departments)

  4. Reston Corridor Special Study 2008-2009 North County Area Plans Review Deferred Nominations

DOCUMENTS PRODUCED BY STAKEHOLDERS (citizens, community organizations, business & property owners)

The following documents are a compilation of reports, letters, presentations and analysis produced by various community and business stakeholders that pertain directly to the Reston Master Plan Special Study.

  1. General Planning Principles and Plan Text Concernss - Stakeholder Brainstorming

  2. Stakeholder Authored Texts Directly Related to Reston Master Plan Special Study

  3. Meeting Presentations (contains presentations from stakeholders)

  4. Community Feedback and Map Tracings by Task Force Small Groups

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

The following documents are a compilation of reports, presentations and analysis of planning and Reston related topics produced by various subject matter experts.

Existing Comprehensive Plan Text for Reston (2013 Edition)

  1. The Upper Potomac Planning District section of the Fairfax Comprehensive Plan contains guidance for

    • Reston-Herndon Suburban Center and Transit Station Areas
    • Reston Community Planning Sector (UP5)

Silver Line Development

  1. Dulles Rail Status Report for July 2013

Speeches

  1. Summary of Alex Garvin's Speech - Robert Simon's Birthday Celebration

Town of Herndon

  1. Memo to Herndon Planning Commission from Town of Herdon Community Development regarding Consultant's Fiscal Impact Findings (July 13, 2011)

  2. Step Three Findings for Herndon Metrorail Economic Analysis: Fiscal Impacts (presented July 18, 2011)

Presentations

  1. Past Task Force Meeting Presentations
  2. March 15th Community Seminar "Metro is Coming to Reston"

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Related Comprehensive Plan Texts

  1. Fairfax County Policy Plan Guidelines for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Smart Growth

  1. Polls, Demographics, and Demand for Smart Growth (presented by Joe Molinaro, July 17, 2011 for the Coalition for Smarter Growth)
  2. The Transit Coefficient (presented by Shyam Kannan, July 17, 2011 for the Coalition for Smarter Growth)
  3. Video Recording of the forum (Coalition for Smart Growth, July 17, 2011)

Jobs & Economics

  1. GMU Forecasts for the Reston/Dulles Rail and Route 28 Corridors - 2010 to 2050 (presented at July 27, 2010 Task Force Meeting)
  2. Missed Opportunity: Transit & Jobs in Metropolitan America (Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings)

Historical Texts

  1. Reston Planning History Timeline
  2. Milestones in the Development of Reston Timeline
  3. A Brief History of Reston
  4. Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force Report - Establishes transit options in the Comprehensive Plan

Environment Studies and Related Comprehensive Plan Text

  1. Fairfax Comprehensive Plan: Environmental Policy

Housing Studies and Related Comprehensive Plan Texts

  1. Fairfax Comprehensive Plan: Housing Policy
  2. Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan and Related Inclusionary Zoning Affordable Housing Provisions

Air Rights Studies in Fairfax County

  1. Report to the Dulles Corridor Committee Report, Analysis & Recommendation, Air Rights Development

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