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Friday, August 27, 2010

"Five Minutes With Restonian," As We Honestly Don't Deserve a Full 15 Minutes of Fame

patch.jpgOur BFFs at Reston Patch did a nice interview with us, somehow managing to edit an hour-long, profanity-laced tirade about DRB-approved paint swatches and the Macaroni Grill into something resembling lucid thought. Good on them.

Here's one additional thought on the master plan process that got left on the cutting room floor:

There's been a lot of overheated and emotional dialogue on both sides of the master plan process, from people saying redevelopment is going to indiscriminately bulldoze existing residential neighborhoods and turn Reston into another Manhattan to those who openly mock any of the valid concerns people are raising about the impact of growth. The reality is that growth is going to come, whether any of us like it or not, and we should be focusing our energy on making sure it makes sense and doesn't result in a bunch of ugly, off-the-shelf architectural dreck crammed into spots that all but guarantee gridlock. We've got plenty of that to go around as it is.
What he said.

3 comments:

  1. Did you really eat at MG? Was it yummy?

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  2. On a Very Special Episode of "Reston Heights"August 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    If you're still looking for that "post-apocalyptic, end-of-days feel" in modern Reston, look no further than the courtyard of the International Center!

    With just a little bit of the Magic of Imagination, you can make every walk between The Mercer and the back door of Chili's into your very own re-creation of Logan's Run!

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  3. Run, Runner, Run.

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