Fairfax County is proposing a zoning ordinance amendment that could increase the population in Reston’s Planned Residential Community (PRC) by more than 18,700 over time; additional increases along the Dulles Corridor have already been approved (40,000 dwellings, or approximately 60,000 people). Currently there are around 11.9 persons per acre in the PRC, but the new proposal would increase the current limit on people per acre from 13 to 16. Two dozen locations outside the Reston Transit Station area have been identified for growth, primarily in Reston Town Center, near Metro stations, or in/near existing villages.
Most relevant to Lakeport residents is the possibility that 724 dwellings will be built at South Lakes Village, an estimated 1100 new residents next door.
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The Lakeport Board has been in contact with Julie Bitzer, our district representative on Reston’s Board of Directors, who has offered to attend a Lakeport Cluster Board meeting to brief the Board about RA’s response. The date of her attendance will be announced so that Lakeport residents who wish to attend may do so.
Many homeowners may not be aware of this, but over the last twelve months home values in Reston have actually decreased. Depending on the realtor report you look at, the decrease has been anywhere from 5% to 25%. This means for a Reston citizen owning a $600,000 home (not expensive in our city) has had between $30,000 and $150,000 taken out of their pocket in the last twelve months.ReplyDelete
There is no reason for our home values to be decreasing during an economic boom time except for the decisions being made over our objections by Supervisor Hudgens and the county board, decisions to green light massive urban construction in our community which are lowering the quality of life here. Approving an ammendment to actually increase the density limits in our community would only make this problem worse, taking thousands of more dollars out of Reston citizen's pockets through continuing the fall in our home values, while also continuing to lower our quality of life. Supervisor Hudgens needs to be recalled and this process needs to be rebooted.