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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Reston Rezoning Proposal Decision Delayed, But Some People May Be Learning After All

After large numbers of Reston residents showed up to yesterday's Fairfax County Planning Commission hearing, the commission deferred a decision on the controversial Reston rezoning proposal until Feb. 13.

Nearly 30 people made statements during the hearing, which ran until 11:30 in the evening. Not surprisingly, virtually all were opposed to the zoning change, but the most interesting comment of the evening came from Vice Chairman and At-Large Commissioner James Hart. Give us some good blockquote, BFFs at Reston Now:

Hart ended the meeting by saying that he’s learned from the mistake of separating zoning and planning and that in the future, the two must get planned together. “We’ve left ourselves a real mess,” he said about the current state of things.
It's not exactly a reversal from "we can't stop development waiting for roads to be built," but maybe "we've left ourselves a real mess" is a start.

Video of the planning commission hearing here.

1 comment:

  1. I am not insulted by being called NIMBY. I revel in it. I am not directly affected by any of the recent proposals to pave over Reston. I don't play golf, and my back yard is more sacred than Indian burial ground wetlands.

    Still I support all NIMBY's. Sooner or later smoe sleasy shyster will declare that my sacred wetlands are really only slightly damp lands. Hence, prime target for the sewage treatment plant they tried to site in Lake Fairfax.

    So I wear my yellow shirt proudly. NIMBY!NIMBY!NIMBY!


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