WHAT IS GOING ON ACROSS THE STREET?

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On September 25, 2019 the Fairfax County Planning Commission will vote on a rezoning application from TF Cornerstone,  the developer of the proposed Campus Commons project near Reston's Wiehle Metro station.

  
This proposed development will be the first large-scale project to directly abut longtime residential neighborhoods of single-family houses and low-rise townhomes, making it precedent-setting.  It will add 649 new households, and according to the developer's traffic impact study, it will add 6,462 new car trips onto Sunrise Valley each day. 


However, the developer's project does not meet many aspects of our Reston Master Plan and planning process.  Moreover, the community continues to voice significant concerns over building height and scale, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and impact on our stressed infrastructure, among other issues.  The Reston Planning and Zoning Committee declined to approve this project at its monthly meeting on September 16, 2019.


Given that no significant community outreach occurred until late August—a mere month before the proposed Planning Commission hearing—there simply is no time left for the company to address input from the community and from Reston Planning & Zoning, and then to finalize a revised development plan and proffer, which are still in revision at this point. 


We are asking that the developer defer the hearing until all remaining core issues have been resolved, and their solutions incorporated into a revised development proposal and proffers.   

NO WONDER THEY DIDN’T ASK THE NEIGHBORS WHAT WE THOUGHT!

If this is the first you are hearing about this project, you are not alone. The developers have admitted they failed to engage our neighbors. They kept us in the dark, and they are betting that we will be silent. 


Right now they are trying to fast-track this project so it is approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors before the Board election in November. Now is the time to speak up and strongly request that the Board put this project on hold until neighborhood concerns are adequately addressed.


Rescue Sunrise Valley has been organizing our neighbors and working with other organizations including Reston Citizens Association, Rescue Reston, Coalition for a Planned Reston and Reston 20/20, who have successfully achieved major changes to proposed developments in our area.  Join us in.  Your attendance matters.  One extra person can change the conversation. 

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