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.
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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road