Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Upcoming Planning/Study Meetings September 14 - 19, 2016

The following is a consolidation of public meetings affecting Reston's future:

Wednesday, September 14Educational Meeting on Development in Reston
Reston Association headquarters, 6:30 p.m. 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
View the agenda and specific agenda item times (actual times may vary) at  https://www.reston.org/Portals/3/2016%20Governance/091416%20Meeting%20Materials.pdf
Reston Association is holding a special meeting on Wednesday to update its members on DEVELOPMENT IN RESTON. All Restonians, regardless of association membership, are welcome to attend this valuable educational session. (more detail)
Wednesday - Sept 14- HMD TAC Meeting
The Hunter Mill District Transportation Committee (HMD TAC) will be hosting their quarterly meeting on September 14 at the North County Governmental Center (1801 Cameron Glen Drive). The meeting will begin at 8:00 AM. HMD TAC discusses the transportation issues affecting the Hunter Mill District with various transportation staff and agencies.

Thursday - Sept 15- Hunter Mill Road Study Meeting
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a community meeting for the Hunter Mill Road Study onThursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 7 p.m., at Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Rd., Reston, to discuss the project status and next steps. The community will have the opportunity to hear about the results of the expanded scope of work, to ask questions and provide feedback at the meeting. Additional information about the study is available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/huntermillstudy.htm .

Thursday - Sept 15 - FY18 Transportation Alternatives Program Meeting
Fairfax County will hold a public meeting on September 15, 2016, to solicit comments on the proposed FY 2018 Transportation Alternative Projects. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033. At the meeting, county staff will make presentation about the program, followed by a question-and-answer session.
After approval by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the program’s projects will be eligible for submission to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for funding under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, also known as MAP-21.This program provides 80 percent of the funds for each eligible project. A 20 percent local match is required. Any project presented to the board for endorsement must have an identified source of funding for this match.

Monday – September 19 – Reston Planning and Zoning committee meeting
1 - Pulte – Lofts at Reston Station Application number: RZ 2015-HM-005
The Property is located at 1825 Michael Faraday Drive Reston, Virginia near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. The property is currently zoned I-4 and is 1.58 acres in area.
The Applicant proposes to rezone the property from I-4 to R-30 to allow for the residential development consisting of townhouses and a multi-family building. The Applicant is also seeking waivers for the minimum District Size and open space requirements.
The application is scheduled for a Planning Commission hearing on September 29, 2016.

2 - Brookfield: Application number: RZ 2016-HM-007
Applicant: One Reston Co. LLC and Two Reston Co. LLC The property is located at 12000 and 12018 Sunrise Valley Drive, in the heart of the Reston Town Center Station Transit-Oriented Development District, immediately south of the future Reston Town Center Metrorail Station in Reston.
The Applicant proposes to develop the 36-acre property with approximately 3.88 million square feet of mixed-use development for a total effective FAR of 2.2, together with five distinct publically-accessible park spaces, a comprehensive pedestrian and open space network and a functional grid of streets.
A Planning Commission public hearing has not yet been scheduled.
The Applicant is presenting this application for information only.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Educational Meeting on Development in Reston - Wednesday, 9/14, 6:30 p.m.

Reston Association is holding a special meeting on Wednesday to update its members on DEVELOPMENT IN RESTON. All Restonians, regardless of association membership, are welcome to attend this valuable educational session.* 

Don't wait until it's your back yard being affected to try to understand Reston's Planning and Zoning process. The developers are submitting applications fast & furious. We have a "gold rush" in Reston and if you want to understand where in the process you might have effective input, here is your opportunity to learn.

This Special Meeting of RA's Board of Directors will provide an update and status regarding various Land Use/zoning matters affecting the Reston community and will provide an opportunity for the Board to discuss those matters, including but not limited to: 
  • Current and anticipated Land Use/zoning applications in Reston presented by RA's Land Use Counsel John McBride, Esq., Odin Feldman Pittleman.
  • The County’s and Reston Association’s Land Use/Zoning Application Review & Community Input Processes
  • A discussion regarding St. John's Woods development. Those who live in and around are very concerned about the plans to double the density in this piece of north Reston. The density was already approved by Fairfax County. RA is limited on what they can object to. Neighbors of the project will be there to learn where they might still affect the outcome that will so greatly impact their roads and schools.
  • A draft RA Design Review Board policy related to member notification (which would be required of developers on RA-covered land) when the RA DRB receives requests for courtesy review and/or DRB covenant required review of applications related to Fairfax County land use/zoning application projects.
Meeting Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
View the agenda and specific agenda item times (actual times may vary) at https://www.reston.org/Portals/3/2016%20Governance/091416%20Meeting%20Materials.pdf

*Fairfax County is Reston's governmental body -- not Reston Association. RA membership does not cover everyone in Reston - this is explained by RCA in Around Reston magazine:  http://issuu.com/kattoussaint/docs/around_reston_community_summer_fall_af1e09ae5aeccd/36?e=3983146/37488185

Monday, August 22, 2016

Draft Agenda RCA Board of Directors Meeting

August 29, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
National Realty/Hartke Building, 11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA


Item
Time
Topic
Disposition
Presenters
  1.  
7:30 PM
Adopt Agenda
Action
RCA Board
  1.  
7:35 PM
Approve Aug 1, 2016 Minutes
Action
RCA Board
  1.  
7:40 PM
Approve Treasurer’s Report
Action
RCA Board
  1.  
7:45 PM
Deer Forest Median
Introduction
George Kain/ Peter Carlivati
  1.  
8:00 PM
RA Tetra-Lake House Independent Review Process
Update
Sridhar Ganesan
  1.  
8:10 PM
501 (c) 3 Status, Next Steps
Update
Yavuz Inanli, Sridhar Ganesan
  1.  
8:15 PM
Fairfax County Meals Tax
Update/ Discussion
Sridhar Ganesan
  1.  
8:25 PM
Small Tax District 5/RCC
Refresher
Connie Hartke
  1.  
8:35 PM
Rescue Reston
Update
Connie Hartke
  1.  
8:45 PM
Other Business
Discussion
RCA Board
  1.  
8:59 PM
Time of Next Meeting; Adjourn
Action
RCA Board

Monday, August 8, 2016

Approved Minutes RCA Board of Directors Meeting June 27th, 2016


Approved Minutes
RCA Board of Directors Meeting
June 27th, 2016
National Realty Building


Those attending included: Connie Hartke, Nick Georgas, Sridhar Ganesan, Yavuz Inanli, John Hanley, Joe Leighton, Robin Hogan, Dennis Hays, Lynne Mulston, Geoffrey Lewis, Moira Callaghan
Absent were: Annmarie Swope, Hank Schonzeit
Guests were: George Kain, Sharon Snyder, Carol Ann Riordan, John Lovaas, Tammi Petrine


  1. Agenda - Based on a motion by Dennis and a second by John the agenda was unanimously adopted by those in attendance.
  2. Confirmation of Election of New Directors - Based on a motion by John and a second by Dennis the election of new directors was confirmed by those in attendance.
  3. Election of Officers for the 2016 - 2017 year
    1. President - Sridhar Ganesan
    2. Vice President - John Hanley
    3. Secretary - Nick Georgas
    4. Treasurer - Joe Leighton
  4. May 23rd RCA Meeting Minutes - The amended May 23rd minutes will be sent around to be voted on via email.
  5. Treasurer’s Report – Based on a motion by Joe and a second by Lynne the treasurer’s report previously circulated by Joe via email was approved as distributed. Connie abstained from the vote.
  6. API Building - Dennis discussed the background for bringing up the API building as a potential location for the relocation of the Reston Library. The Planning Commission was tied on a vote on whether or not the library could be demolished or preserved for the library. This means that the vote will go to the Board of Supervisors. Sharon Snyder and Carol Ann Riordan were guest presenters to discuss the campaign for preservation of the API building. Carol Ann Riordan gave a history of the API building and why it was shuttered. She then discussed the actions taken to try and preserve the building and the various involved parties in the preservation efforts; including journalists who were part of the API during its active years, Reston and other Fairfax County residents, architectural historians, and the AIA. Action items were brought up which RCA can assist with to spread the news. Step one is to save  the building; step 2 is to find it a purpose such as potentially housing  the library. RCA will further coordinate with Carol Ann as things progress.
  7. RA Tetra Lake House – Sridhar briefed the group on the May 26th RA Board Meeting where the 426,000 dollar cost overrun to complete the project. Sridhar, John Hanley, Terry, John Lovaas, and Tammi pushed for the independent committee to review the project overruns. The group discussed the various terms of the original sale and what the perceived issues are and how RA arrived where they are. The call for vetting committee candidates is July 15th. RCA will ask whatever reports the auditing agency generates be publicly available. Sridhar asked the group if a public forum or meeting is needed to help engage the community. It was decided a public forum wasn’t warranted at this point.


Moira left the meeting at 9:41
John left the meeting at 9:51

  1. Turf Fields – Not addressed due to time
  2. 501 (c) 3 - Not addressed due to time
  3. Other Business - George handed off the Dulles Corridor Metrorail newsletters to Sridhar to deal with in the future.
  4. Location and Time of Next Meeting - The next meeting will be July 25th, 2016 at 7:30 at the Hartke Building. Lynne made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Joe seconded it. The motion was unanimously approved by all those in attendance.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Agenda RCA Board of Directors Meeting

August 1, 2016 (rescheduled July meeting)
7:30 - 9:30 pm
National Realty/Hartke Building, 11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA



Item
Time
Topic
Disposition
Presenters

  1.  
7:30 PM
Adopt Agenda
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:35 PM
Approve June 27, 2016 Minutes
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:40 PM
Approve Treasurer’s Report
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:45 PM
RA Tetra-Lake House
Update
Sridhar Ganesan
Dennis Hays

  1.  
8:15 PM
API Building
Update
Dennis Hays
RCA Board

  1.  
8:25 PM
RTC North-RA Decision
Update
Dennis Hays
Sridhar Ganesan

  1.  
8:55 PM
501 (c) 3
Update
Sridhar Ganesan

  1.  
9:05 PM
Tall Oaks
Update
Lynne Mulston

  1.  
9:15 PM
Air BnB
Discussion
Annmarie Swope

  1.  
9:20 PM
Other Business
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
9:29 PM
Time of Next Meeting; Adjourn
Action
RCA Board