To its credit, the Reston Association
Reston Association's Board of Directors voted to adopt a policy that the group is completely opposed to that proposition.... The directors were considering sending out a letter offering residents information about the hearing - as well as encouraging them to attend RA's regular Sept. 13 meeting - but without taking a stance on the issue.Good on them. Let's hope that position actually translates into some meaningful opposition
However, South Lakes Director Richard Chew - whose constituents live in the area around the golf course - convinced the board to make a formal policy.
Speaking at the meeting, Reston attorney (and one-time board candidate) John Farrell warned the RA Board to be prepared for a fight.
"This application is looking to do 'by right' development. They want to be able to redevelop the golf course into something with close to 7,000 people. They are arguing they don't have to go through the process. That needs to be reiterated to our citizens."And now,
Update: Here's the letter the RA has sent to property owners near the golf course. "We want to assure you that the RA Board plans on being an active participant in this process," the letter states. The RA has also created a spot on its website for information on the golf course.