Boasting the most proposals for redevelopment and zoning changes, Reston and the Hunter Mill District will get two open houses to discuss several major applications to change Fairfax County’s zoning guidelines.
The process — known as the Site Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) — opens up the county’s comprehensive plan to land use changes. After receiving dozens of proposals, the county’s Board of Supervisors selected 75 nominations, 13 of which are in the Hunter Mill District.
Most developers argue that increased residential development is needed to account for aging and underutilized office space and fill a need for more housing.
The first virtual meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. It will cover three key proposals.
The owner of Commerce Metro Center wants to expand residential development as part of its mixed-use project at 11440 Commerce Park Drive.
Similarly, the owners of 1893-1897 Preston White Drive want to expand the residential component of their project by a floor area ratio of up to 2.0. A cluster of office buildings on Association Drive could also see expanded housing as part of its mixed-use project.
The second meeting is slated for Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. and will cover four nominations.
RMC Owner LLC wants to pursue a 100% residential project at 12120 Sunrise Valley Drive. Reston Corner (12001, 12005, and 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive) could also see more residential uses, while RTC Partnership (1760 Reston Parkway) hopes to allow high-rise apartment use.
The owners of 1950 Roland Park Place want to add a public use component to their project to fill in for a requirement that the development have non-residential uses.
A third meeting is planned on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Applications to be discussed on that meeting include Michael Faraday Court, Samuel Morse Drive, Brookfield Properties, and Crowell Road.
This is not the last opportunity for public comment on the nominations.
The Fairfax County Planning Commission will determine which nominations will be reviewed for inclusion into the county’s Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work program. After the program is reviewed, the Board of Supervisors is expected to vote in the spring.
Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…
Makers Union, a restaurant and pub based in Reston Town Center, is welcoming the holidays with a twist to their traditional offerings. The Blitzen Bar opens today (Friday) and will…
Local police are searching for additional victims after arresting a Falls Church man in connection to two robberies of massage parlors: one that occurred this fall and one from 2021….
In the future, people who earn more than Fairfax County’s median income will likely no longer be able to buy workforce housing. A task force recommended to the Board of…
The Georgetown Visitation Masqueraders proudly present
Descendants The Musical
Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!
Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.
For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.
The Ravel Dance Company will present the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker. It is Christmas Eve and the Stahlbaum family’s daughter Clara has received a Nutcracker from the mysterious toymaker and godfather Herr Drosselmeyer. Follow her journey through the Pine