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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

They paved paradise (or at least the earthly representation thereof)

Coming soon to Hunters Woods Plaza: More roving gangs with sticks! Actually, more likely they'll have canes.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Monday to build 210 condominiums for senior citizens across from the Hunters Woods Shopping Center.

The United Christian Church of Reston currently owns a two-story church building on the property at 2222 Colts Neck Road. The church is consolidating its three Reston properties into one larger facility.
It's not often you see a church get razed, but otherwise, we don't have too much snark for this particular project. It's close to other senior housing and the Reston Community Center, it includes some affordable housing, and the developer is at least saying the right things about things like parking and architecture and... oh, hell, this is getting boring. Insert the obligatory joke about the availability of the Clapper at the Hunters Woods Rite Aid and/or early bird specials at its restaurants and we'll be done with it.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy your often tongue-in-cheek postings. Please keep it up!

    On this particular topic, I'd like to take a moment to extend kudos to the RA DRB and P&Z committees--something I rarely do. Without their efforts, the nice little church in the woods would have been replaced by a lot line to lot line 5-story cube. Through their efforts, the developer has preserved a minimum of green space and added some positive architectural features more consistent with Reston standards.

    As we move forward with more massive high-rise development, these two committees are going to have their hands full preventing Reston from becoming a land of tall, grey, concrete-slab cubes.

    They are doing a good job and deserve credit for their excellent volunteer work.


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