Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Reston Planned Residential Community (PRC) District - Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment


The purpose of the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment is to allow implementation of the updated Reston Master Plan. The Reston Master Plan Special Study was initiated in 2009, in recognition of the changing pattern of land use and development over time in Reston, facilitated in large part by the planned arrival of Metrorail. The study concluded in 2015 and resulted in the Reston Master Plan being amended in two phases in 2014 and 2015. This Zoning Ordinance amendment proposes changes to the density provisions set forth in Sect. 6-308 of the Zoning Ordinance, specifically for the Reston PRC District. The amendment proposes an increase in the maximum overall density permitted in the Reston PRC District to a number between the current 13 persons/acre up to 15 persons/acre. The amendment would also allow the Board to approve residential development up to 70 dwelling units per acre for certain high density residentially designated properties in the Reston PRC District that are located within the transit station areas (TSAs) and planned for “mixed use,” if the proposal is in accordance with the adopted Comprehensive Plan. Development in the Reston PRC District is quickly approaching the Zoning Ordinance’s density limit of 13 persons/acre.

Outreach Information

Please visit the Board of Supervisors - Hunter Mill District web page for additional information - including updates on the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment and links to live streamed public meetings. 

Public Meetings Held:

  • January 23, 2019: Planning Commission Public Hearing - View Video
  • January 10, 2019: Planning Commission Workshop - View Presentation
  • February 13, 2018: Meeting with representatives of Coalition for a Planned Reston, Reston Association, other stakeholders at Supervisor Hudgins’ office
  • October 23, 2017: Large community meeting with staff panel, questions and answers, simulcast in overflow room and on Channel 16
  • September 19, 2017: Meeting with DPZ staff and representatives of Reston community
  • May 24, 2017: Community Meeting with specialty subject areas open for questions
  • May 22, 2017: Meeting with staff and representatives of Reston community and Reston Association
  • May 15, 2017: Reston Planning and Zoning Committee
  • May 4, 2017: Planning Commission Policy and Procedures Committee
  • May 3, 2017: Kickoff Community Meeting - View Presentation

Meetings held by Reston Association and Coalition for a Planned Reston With Staff and Public Representatives on Specific Subjects:

  • July 30, 2018: Comprehensive Plan
  • July 24, 2018: Public Infrastructure
  • July 18, 2018: Parks and Open Space
  • July 17, 2018: Transportation
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