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Hunter Mill Highlights - my monthly e-newsletter
containing district and County information.
eBlast - a summary of the latest Board of Supervisors meeting and actions with a Hunter Mill emphasis.
Hunter Mill District events listings:
- Library Events: Listing of Hunter Mill Public Library branches monthly events
News and Notices
Hunter Mill Melodies Summer Entertainment Series
Summer months bring music to the farm! Hunter Mill Melodies is a series of free concerts held at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. This entertainment series features a wide variety of quality musical acts for the whole family. The Thursday Evening Concerts feature popular, bluegrass, concert band and other types of music. The Wednesday Morning Children's series has puppets, music, magic and more fun for the younger set. Come for the concerts - stay for a visit to the farm! Concerts run through the end of August. The entire summer schedule is available on the Hunter Mill Melodies flier.
Wednesday Morning Children's Series: 10 to 11 am
- July 19: Fairfax Symphony Orchestry Percussion Ensemble
- July 26: The grandsons, jr.: children songs
- August 13: The Goodlife: puppets
- August 23: 123 Andres (songs)
Thursday Evening Concert Series: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
- July 20: City of Fairfax "Main Street Community Band": concert band
- July 27: The Spiritual Rez: reggae/funk
- August 3: Corbin Hayslett Trio: Appalachian music
- August 10: Billy Coulter: rock/pop
- August 17: Steven B & Friends: jazz/r&b
- August 24: The Difficult Run String Band: acoustic string
Shows are cancelled due to inclement weather. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the start of the show for updates. The summer concert series is made possible through corporate and private donations.
Your Input Needed: SURVEY on Short-Term Rentals
Fairfax County is working to create proposed zoning rules for what are called short-term rentals. These are homes, condos, and apartments rented out for less than 30 days on websites like Airbnb, Homewaway, VRBO, FlipKey or Roomarama. Your feedback is needed to help develop these rules. Click on the SHORT-TERM RENTAL RULES link to take a short, 12-question survey. Deadline for your input is August 31, 2017.
The regulations may address where these rentals would be allowed, how often they could be rented out, what types of properties could be rented out, and how many people would be allowed to stay at any one time.
For more information, including future public hearing meeting dates, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/short-term-rentals.htm, or call the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324- 1314, TTY 711.
Reston PRC District: Community Meetings on Amendments
UPDATE: 7-12-2017 The Department of Planning and Zoning has tentatively scheduled Monday, September 27, 2017, for the next community meeting to discuss the proposed Reston PRC Zoning Ordinance Amendment. Please mark your calendar! See the links below for updated information and response to frequently asked questions.
The Department of Planning and Zoning will present proposed changes to the County Comprehensive Plan/Reston Master Plan to the Reston Planned Residential Community District (PRC). The proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance is needed to accommodate implementation of the adopted Comprehensive Plan, including the persons per acre limitation on residential development. The areas previously zoned industrial within the Reston Transit Station areas are outside of the PRC District and are not affected by this amendment. Three public information meetings were held to provide an overview of the proposal and to get community feedback. To view the presentation, for additional information, and to share your comments, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoningordinance/prc-zo-amendment/.
Reston Town Center North Redevelopment
The Board of Supervisors envisions redeveloping the property from a collection of irregularly-shaped parcels, which are incompatible with Reston Town Center and surrounding development, into a vibrant urban, mixed-use environment that complements Reston Town Center and surrounding development. Reston Town Center North will be accessible from Dulles Toll Road, Fairfax County Parkway, and Reston Parkway, and nearby public transportation includes the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station (two miles) and the future Reston Town Center Metrorail station (one mile).
The first areas under consideration include the Reston Regional Library and the Embry Rucker Shelter. At this time there are no public information meetings scheduled, but check here for updates.
For additional information, visit the Reston Town Center North website. On the website you will find presentations from previous community outreach events, maps, redevelopment process information, timelines, and frequently asked questions.
NOW SHOWING on "Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins": Aging in Place
Each month, Supervisor Hudgins hosts a conversation on County and Hunter Mill District topics on her cable television show, Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins. On this month's show, Supervisor Hudgins discusses the challenges our senior residents face to stay in their homes and communities as they age. Joining Supervisor Hudgins to explore this topic are Ruth Junkin, Director of the Herndon Senior Center, and Steve Gurney, member of the County's Commission on Aging.
The cable show is broadcast on the County's Channel 16 (COX) and Channel 28 (Comcast). Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins is shown each week on:
- Sundays at 4 p.m.
- Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
- Fridays at 4 p.m.
Or, the program can be viewed from your computer with Channel 16's video on demand.
First Wednesdays with Supervisor Hudgins
First Wednesday sessions are held quarterly at the Reston Regional Library and Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. You are invited to come and share any concern you may have on any issue with Supervisor Hudgins, or just talk with her one-on-one. First Wednesdays hours are 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, or if you prefer, you can schedule an appointment by calling the Hunter Mill District office at 703-478-0283. Schedule for the upcoming First Wednesdays are;
- September 6, 2017, at Patrick Henry Library
- October 4, 2017, at Reston Regional Library
St. Johns Wood: Plan Amendment
UPDATE April 20, 2017: At this time, Bozzuto Development Company has decided to indefinitely defer the application for redevelopment.
UPDATE April 2017: Supervisor Hudgins will host a community meeting on the revised proposal for St Johns Wood Apartments on Tuesday, April 25, from 7 to 9 pm, at Langlston Hughes Middle School lecutre hall (11401 Ridge Heights Road, Reston).
UPDATE February 2017: The Bozzoto Development Company, Inc. (St. Johns Wood) public hearing for Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA 86-C-023), Development Plan Amendment (DPA 86-C-023) and Planned Residential Community Amendment Plan (PRCA 86-C-023) for the proposed redevelopment of St. Johns Wood apartments to convert the existing multi-family garden apartments locataed at 11500 Olde Tiverton Circle, Reston [Tax Map 11-4 ((1)) Parcel 12] was scheduled for January 25, 2017. Bozzuto is in the process of revising their plan; therefore, the public hearing was deferred until May 25, 2017. Plans have not been resubmitted to date, so there is a chance the public hearing may be deferred again.
Since publishing the July-August Hunter Mill Highlights newsletter, the St. Johns Wood redevelopment plan has been amended to the following:
Bozzuto Development Company and St. Johns Wood Realty Holding Company, Inc. seeks approval of a Proffered Condition Amendment (PCA), Development Plan Amendment (DPA) and a Planned Residential Community (PRC) plan to redevelop the property located at 11555 Old Tiverton Circle, Reston [Tax Map 11-4 ((1)) Parcel 12] from the existing 250 multi-family garden apartments to 467 mid-rise, multi-family units and 46 single-family attached units. The multi-family units will be distributed among two five-story buildings, each with courtyard areas and structured parking in the center completely wrapped by residential units. The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for October 26, 2016. The following links are the presentations, summary, and video from the August 4th meeting.
- Highlights of the August 4th Public Meeting
- St Johns Wood Presentation
- RA Development Plan Review Flow
- DRB Letter Anderson Toscano
- Video of August 4 Community Meeting
New Land Use Process for Reston
Supervisor Hudgins introduced a new Land Use Process, Reston Land Use Launch, at the Reston Planning and Zoning meeting on Monday, October 17. This new step in the local land use process is an attempt to share these proposals with the larger community earlier in the land use process and afford an earlier opportunity for community engagement.
After applications are officially accepted by the County, Supervisor Hudgins will then coordinate the Reston Planning and Zoning committee to schedule a public informational meeting. This will give the community notice of pending applications earlier in the land use process. Notifications will be published in the Hunter Mill Highlights newsletter, eBlast, and Hunter Mill Facebook. Contact Goldie Harrison at the Hunter Mill District office for information.