Reston National Golf Course: Case Closed

Since I took office almost three years ago, the topic that my office has received the most emails about is the potential redevelopment of Reston's two golf courses, Hidden Creek and Reston National Golf Course. On this question I have consistently stated that any proposal to change the comprehensive plan for these properties from their current respective “golf course” designations would need support from surrounding communities.

The owners of Reston National have spent considerable resources during the past year reaching out to the community to consider the condition of and potentially the redevelopment of, some or all of their privately-owned property. 

Below is the information that has been compiled by my staff from emails and other communications I have received from residents of surrounding communities and beyond. I have also not received any requests from neighboring cluster association leadership to change the comp plan guidance for Reston National – in fact, I have heard the opposite from those neighborhood leaders.

Input From Neighbors in 14 Communities Surrounding Reston National 

* Opposed to reopening the comprehensive plan: 489

* Support an open, public process to ensure that all voices are heard when considering the future of golf course: 9

* Should reconsider the comprehensive plan designation for the golf course: 1

 

Total Input From Everyone Else (numbers do not include those from surrounding communities noted above)

* Opposed to reopening the comprehensive plan: 422

* Support of an open, public process to ensure that all voices are heard when considering the future of golf course: 176  

* Should reconsider the comprehensive plan designation for the golf course: 3

The numbers speak for themselves. Therefore, as with Hidden Creek, I do not support changing the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan’s current designation of this property as a golf course and consider this matter closed.

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