Rescue Reston received the following from Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova:


February 22, 2019

Subject: RE: Remove from the 3/5 agenda – ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT– ARTICLE 6 – DENSITY PROVISIONS FOR THE RESTON PRC DISTRICT (Hunter Mill District)

Dear Ms. Hartke:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the proposed density cap increase as part of the Reston PRC amendment. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this matter.

This Amendment and the Comprehensive Plan change preceding it has been the subject of much discussion and debate.  I understand the concerns that have been raised by the community. On February 13th, the Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of the proposed zoning ordinance amendment and recommended the Board of Supervisors withdraw authorization of the zoning ordinance amendment and its public hearing so that the topic of the density cap could be revisited at a later time. The Planning Commission made several additional motions to recommend that the Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Hunter Mill District Supervisor, form a broad-based citizen task force as well as direct staff to prepare new plan language that would clarify current comprehensive plan text. I support the recommendations made by the Planning Commission.

As you know, a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors is currently scheduled for March 5th. I look forward to working with staff, the community, and my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors as we continue to address this topic. I have asked Hunter Mill District Supervisor Hudgins to keep me informed of any updates in this matter.

Again, thank you for reaching out to share your thoughts regarding increasing the density cap in Reston. I will keep your comments in mind if and when this case comes before the Board of Supervisors.

Sincerely,

Sharon Bulova
Chairman

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