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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Caddyshackpocalypse Later: Reston National Developers Receive Fourth Delay on Zoning Appeal

C-iv.jpgThe owners of Reston National Golf Course have requested--and received--a fourth delay from the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals, delaying a hearing until September on its challenge to the county's ruling that the golf course cannot be redeveloped into the usual midrise vowel-free bollardy goodness.

Reston National Golf Course's appeal with the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals has been delayed once again - this time until September.

RN Golf Management, the course owners, asked for the delay of the May 22 hearing. The new hearing date is now Sept. 25. This is the fourth extension. The hearing was originally supposed to take place in September 2012, then October, January and finally May.
Our BFFs at Rescue Reston are painting this as a victory--at least for now. Rescue Reston Executive Director David Stroh said in a statement:
We can only presume that they have not been able to find the evidence they need to support their opposition to the County Zoning Administrator’s assertion that the Reston National Golf Course is clearly zoned as permanent open space. What they hope to accomplish by a fourth delay is unclear, but we are investigating options with Rescue Reston attorneys Greehan, Taves, Pandak & Stoners, PLLC.
Our BFFs at Reston2020 even went so far as to lay down a little of that old-timey Twitter Smack:

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Of course, as others pointed out after RN and its majority owner, Northwestern Mutual Life, requested the previous postponements, this may just be an attempt to outwait (and outspend) opponents of redevelopment. Give us some good blockquote on that, Rescue Reston's Stroh:
If the goal is to wear us down, then they do not understand who Reston is and what we Restonians are made of.
As speeches, go, that's almost as good as this one:

So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

1 comment:

  1. off topic but what ever happened to the building that was supposed to go up where the Winwood Children's Center was in Reston Town Center?


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