BAY DAILY EMAIL SIGN-UP

Receive this blog via Email

Awards


Voted 'best news blog' by readers of The Baltimore Sun in the 2010 Maryland's Outstanding Blog (or Mobbies) awards.

DISCLAIMER

  • PLEASE READ OUR TERMS OF USE
    The views and opinions expressed in the media, articles or comments on this site are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by CBF and the inclusion of such information does not imply endorsement by CBF. CBF is not responsible for the contents of any linked Web, or any link contained in a linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such Web sites. The inclusion of any link or comment is provided only for information purposes. CBF reserves the right to edit or remove any comments and material posted to this website and to ban users from the site without notice. Partisan, pornographic or other inappropriate content, product or service promotion, foul language or bad behavior is expressly forbidden and will be removed.

Mobile Auto-Detection: Bay Daily

Tracking Code - Bay Daily

« What Happens Next for Menhaden? | Main | Fracking's Dramatic Impact May Soon Be Seen in Chesapeake Bay »

11/19/2012

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

We're in a fight to save some important green space in Reston, VA -- seriously needed to counterbalance the development that will happen around the new metro. This is over 150 acres of green space on a Certified Audubon International Sanctuary Golf Course that if paved over will flow directly into our Reston Lakes & on to the Chesapeake. http://hartkeisonline.com/activism-2/rescue-reston-arouses-grassroots-support-to-save-green-spaces/

Thanks, Constance. What, exactly, is being proposed for this 150 acres, and who is proposing it?

Tom Pelton - just got back to this and see your question.
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company (NWM), which is the larger shareholder/owner of the golf course, claims that they have the right to develop it as residential property, a claim that is unsupported by the zoning history of the land and is being opposed vigorously by Reston Association (RA) and Rescue Reston. This is the central issue before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). NWM's land use attorneys have twice delayed the BZA hearing. The position of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, RA and Rescue Reston is that the golf course land is restricted to use as open space, such as a golf course or park.

We have reason to fear that they would look to build thousands of mid-rise apartments (see http://www.reston2020.blogspot.com/2013/02/rumors-of-golf-parks-and-housing.html)

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)