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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vowel-Free Apartment Dwellers, You Will Be Assimilated (By the RA)

BLVD borg
As the fancypants, vowel-free, Metro-adjacent BLVD apartments near completion, the Reston Association is trying to make good on a promise made when the project was approved: ensuring that the residents of the 400-plus building become card pool pass-carrying members of the RA (or, in keeping with the cachet of the building, maybe just "R").


RA’s Board of Directors voted at its regular meeting on March 26 to undertake the necessary steps to add the 450-unit luxury high rise currently under construction above the Reston Station parking garage adjacent to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro.

Under RA Bylaws, properties can be added to the association with written consent of fee simple owner (in this case, Comstock Properties) and a two-thirds vote of BOD, said RA CEO Cate Fulkerson.

The Board of Directors passed a motion several years ago to make adding new construction in Reston a priority for the association. Properties within Reston Town Center are not in RA territory. New buildings such as The Harrison, which recently opened on Reston Parkway, and BLVD, as well as planned new and replacement construction at the Crescent Apartments site, are slated to be RA members.
As we become an urban hellscape a denser, larger community, this marks a crucial reversal of what we've called Reston's Original Sin: Allowing our gritty downtown to go its own way, instead of falling under the auspices of the RA.

This is important, because all those new residents represent new income for the RA, which would basically wind up having to provide amenities of some sort either way. Who knows, maybe this will even help pay for six-figure web redesigns and bocce courts keep future assessment rate hikes lower. Crazier things have happened.

In the meantime, we'll welcome our new Borg overlords in their cube-shaped complex neighbors:


Our favorite correspondent, the Peasant From Less Sought-After South Reston, suggests a different song, to the tune of the theme from Cops:
"Bad Borg, Bad Borg, whatcha gonna do when the RA comes for you?"


  1. Clearly you never watched TNG. If you did, you'd know the RA is the Borg, monotone blocky architecture and all.

  2. Truly an ugly box, it is.

  3. Rise Against Reston. I hope Comstock does not bow to RA.

  4. No wonder reston town center is so nice. RA can't impose their narrow minded vision on it.


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