With construction work set to begin on the Wiehle Avenue park and ride lot in less than a month, Fairfax County is looking for a place to
Specifically, the Board of Supervisors have filed an "application proffer condition amendment" (whatever that is) to change the current surface lot from a "temporary parking lot" to an "interim commuter lot." We're not quite sure what the difference is, but apparently this requires Planning Commission approval.
When all's said and done, the
What's interesting is that this parcel of land is pretty much exactly where the fancy "touchdown area" has been proposed to greet riders disembarking at the future Reston Parkway station, as the Reston Town Center extends southwards to meet it. We guess it's possible that the
A Planning Commission public hearing for the parking lot proposal is scheduled for November 18, which gives everyone involved plenty of time to look up the difference between "interim" and "temporary" in a dictionary. Meanwhile, county officials are also proposing more immediate changes to the Connector bus service to accommodate the construction. Specifically, Routes 595 and 597 would be relocated to the Reston North Park and Ride -- that thin ribbon of parking that runs along Sunset Hills -- and the number of trips on the 585 would be increased to accommodate additional passengers at the Reston South Park and Ride. (Presumably the bus routes would change again if and when what we'll call the Targetville Park and Ride is approved and configured.) A hearing on the Connector changes is slated for 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the North County Government Center -- which, the press release helpfully points out, is served by RIBS.