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  • The Planning Commission recommends, to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, adoption of the Staff Report's attached Plan guidance, with several changes shown in the PC Mark-up document and its associated attachments (large file size of 40+ MB). PC recommended changes to Staff Report's attached Plan text mainly are editorial changes, with the exception of:
    •   Removal of the requirement for Village Centers to undergo Plan Amendments, in order to promote their redevelopment. Applicable redevelopment proposals will go through the rezoning process, which includes community input opportunities.
    •  Addition of language for Tall Oaks Village Center to recognize that the redevelopment plan may include a significantly reduced non-residential component and that any redevelopment should emphasize quality design and and the creation of a neighborhood gathering place.
    • Addition of language permitting redevelopment of St. Johns Wood apartments, in line with the applicants proposal that was submitted during the study's open comment period. This will allow for the development proposal, currently under review, to be considered.

PLANNING COMMISSION PACKET (Staff Report and proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments within the appendices) - Published April 1, 2015




  1. Version 3 - included as part of the Staff Report (appendix A) published April 1, 2015.
    1. View the version with strikethrough and underline to help compare with previous Versions.  
  2. Version 2 - for January 29, 2015 Community Meeting and Revised Land Use Map
    1. Get a 2 page Summary for highlights
    2. Get the version with strikethrough and underlined edits to see the updates from Version 1
    3. Get an easy to read  clean version with the edits incorporated
    4. Get the revised Reston Land Use Map that is found in the Version 2 Working Draft

  3. Version 1 - for September 13, 2014 Community Meeting
    1. Get the Draft Reston Community Planning Sector Land Use Map
    2. Get a 2 page Summary for highlights



  1. Upper Potomac Planning District (guidance for eight planning sectors: Reston Transit Station Areas,  UP1-Riverfront, UP2-Springvale, UP3-Hickory, UP4-Greater Herndon, UP5-Reston, UP6-Sully, UP7-West Ox, and UP8-Lee-Jackson)
  2. UP5-Reston Community Planning Sector (Comp Plan guidance for Reston and the neighborhoods on its periphery. Does not include guidance for the Reston Transit Station Areas)
  3. Reston Transit Station Areas (contains guidance for the Reston Transit Station Areas)


Reston Wide

    1. Reston 1989 Land Use Map (Color GIS Version / Original Black and White Version)
    2. Cluster, Condo, and Apartment Associations in Reston
    3. Phase I and Phase II Reston Master Plan Special Study Boundaries

Village Centers

    1. Wall Map of Village Centers (excluding Lake Anne)
    2. Hunters Woods
    3. North Point
    4. South Lakes
    5. Tall Oaks
    6. Lake Anne

    Transit Station Areas (TSA)

    1. Transit Station Areas (file size 92,390 K)
    2. Reston TSA Districts (file size 8,168 K)
    3. Transit Station Areas with 1/2 and 1/4 mile circles (file size 71,487 K)
    4. Reston TSA Conceptual Land Use (file size 875 K)


 Section includes presentations, videos, and various displays used to communicate information about the Reston Master Plan Special Study. 

Name Type of Media Description Date of Delivery

1. Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins

Video Discussion of the Reston Master Plan Special Study April 2014

2. Channel 16 Around Fairfax - Reston Master Plan Phase II

Video Explanation of Phase II May 20, 2014

3. Phase II Open House Display Boards

PDF version of large display boards Display Boards describing the Phase II process and milestones, existing conditions, transportation information, parks, and urban design. June 7, 2014

4. Phase II Open House Handouts

PDF handouts Various handouts provided as supplementary information during Phase II Open House. June 7, 2014

     5. Reston Plan Adopted

Video Explanation of the adopted Reston Plan May 28, 2015


MediaCommunity Comments and Submissions


Zoning ApplicationsZoning Cases for Reston Transit Station Areas

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