Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

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


Based on recommendations from a 40-member community task force, the Comprehensive Plan for Reston was updated in 2014 and 2015. The plan calls for future growth to be focused in the Town Center, the Village Centers, and the areas around the three Metro Stations. An update to the Zoning Ordinance is needed to implement the new plan, because some of its current provisions limit the growth of Reston by capping its population to 13 persons per acre. Community meetings are being held to give citizens the opportunity to learn about the proposed changes and to ask questions.

About the Proposed Amendment

Reston PRC District New Residential Development Potential by Location Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment Regarding Residential Density in the Reston PRC District
Reston PRC District Overall Persons Per Acre Increase Options

Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets were prepared for and presented at the Reston Community Meeting on October 23, 2017:

Transportation  |  Zoning Ordinance  |  Development Activity  |  Parks

Calendar of Important Dates

  • March 6, 2018 - Board Authorization Item (This meeting is open to the public, but it does not offer an opportunity for public participation.)
  • April 5, 2018 - Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • May 15, 2018 - Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

All dates are subject to change.

View the full Reston PRC District Zoning Ordinance Amendment Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

PRC Residential Density Zoning Ordinance Amendment FAQ's

Reston Master Plan FAQ's

Additional Information

Staff Response Letter to the Reston Association Board of Directors Resolution of May 25, 2017

Reston PRC Land + Planned Residential Growth Map  |  Corresponding Chart

Fairfax County PRC Districts Map

Reston PRC District - Potential Change in Persons Per Acre Chart

Contact Us

Please e-mail the Department of Planning and Zoning with your questions or comments.


Please visit this page periodically as the information will be continually updated.