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Thursday, January 10, 2008

This Week, Another Very Special 'Reston Heights'

The awesome Reston Heights development, with its four high-rise buildings and parking spaces and complete and utter lack of access to the proposed Metro station across the highway is apparently ready to go before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

The development from JBG Cos. — dubbed Reston Heights — won approval from the Planning Commission in November and will come before the board at its first meeting of 2008. If approved, the development along Sunrise Valley Drive would bring a 10-acre cluster of dense urban growth to the outlying planned community.

It’s one of numerous projects that developers hope to install along the path of the planned Dulles Rail extension, and the local opposition that has mounted around it could be a warning sign of many land-use fights to come.

“We know we’re dealing with a juggernaut here,” said Fred Rothwarf, who lives in the Hunters Green cluster and is working to mobilize opposition to JBG’s proposal. “And the possibility of having the Board of Supervisors rule in our favor is very small. But we’re making the effort nonetheless, to at least be on record as [to] how bad it is, and how bad it’s going to be.”
What a bunch of whiners! So the development has 2,800 parking spaces and no planned access to Metro? Getting out of Hunters Green will just take a little ingenuity:

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