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Vote in the June 11 Primary!
Read statements from the candidates
- Hunter Mill District Candidates
- Board of Supervisors Chairman Candidates
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will determine if Reston’s golf courses succumb to housing development.
What Does Our Supervisor Do?
- Learn about the Supervisor’s position. Reston is not a town or a city. The Supervisor is essentially our “mayor.”
- Supervisor Cathy Hudgins has supported the open space designation of the golf courses in the past, and she is our representative through 2019. Read her latest newsletter here.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Candidates’ Positions on Reston’s 2 Golf Courses
Which Hunter Mill District Supervisor candidates will hold firm that there is NO HOUSING on Reston’s 2 Open Space golf courses? Read their statements below (if they gave us one). There are 5 declared candidates at this date for the Hunter Mill District.
Listed chronologically by announcement date (click name to view candidate’s website):
- Parker Messick “I am firmly against rezoning, in any form, the Reston National and Hidden Creek Golf Courses. These spaces need to remain golf courses. Reston attracts a diverse population due to the breadth of facilities we offer.”
“Maintaining our green spaces is an essential element in keeping our air clean, ensuring the best quality of life for our citizens, and providing a habitat for wild life. Reston was designed with two open space golf courses as part of its design. I fully support and will actively work to ensure we always retain this integral open space in our community.”
“Reston’s two golf courses must be protected from any development, as they provide our community with open areas to walk, run, enjoy wildlife, and breathe fresh air.”
“During the past several years the landowners of Reston’s golf courses have sought to redevelop the courses into something else, and such proposals go against the adopted comprehensive plan. As Hunter Mill Supervisor I would strengthen the role of affected residents by not initiating any possible change to the comprehensive plan until communities surrounding the courses so requested (i.e., residents in affected clusters – not developer-owned properties). Even then there must be support from the broader community (e.g., golfers, users of the trails through the course). Absent such support the golf courses should remain golf courses.”
- Maggie Parker
You will also vote for Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors
Candidates announced to date are (click name to view candidate’s website):
- Jeff McKay “As Lee District Supervisor, I worked to protect and expand open spaces and parks throughout South County. As Chairman, I would continue those efforts countywide. No change should occur in Reston without community involvement and support.”
- Ryan McElveen
- Tim Chapman “The Reston National Golf Course has been a part of the Fairfax County community for many years. It’s long history as an open green space in the community is sacred and must be preserved. With new developments cropping up all over the Silver Line corridor, we must protect Reston National from outside corporate developers who want to come into Fairfax County and alter its purpose. I echo what Rescue Reston said in their statement, ‘You bought a golf course and you own a golf course. Period.’ Let’s keep Reston National a golf course for years to come.” Read full press release.
- Alicia Plerhoples “I support Rescue Reston’s efforts to preserve open space in Reston, including Hidden Creek Golf Course and Reston National Golf Course. Fairfax County residents deserve to have both developed and undeveloped open spaces in our community – not one or the other. The Board of Supervisors needs to have a vision for Fairfax County that includes all aspects of a healthy community, including open space and affordable housing. Our residents should have a voice in the decision making process and set the course for the quality of life they deserve. We should never be asked to settle for less.”
2019 – Election Year for Fairfax Co Supervisors
If the current zoning of the two 18-hole golf courses is respected and preserved, then we will keep housing off the courses and preserve our dwindling open green space in Reston. Because the current zoning as private recreational space (specifically as golf courses) is enshrined in the Reston Master Plan, any zoning change would require approval from the county Board of Supervisors, with input from the county planning commission.
We know that the owner of Hidden Creek Country Club is working to gain support for an out-of-turn plan amendment to put housing on this Open Space.
The owners of Reston National Golf Course recently sold to developers.