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RESTON CITIZENS ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION

Approved by the RCA Board of Directors, April 26, 2010

Concerning: RCA’s position on future density in Reston, and recommendations for the Reston
Master Plan Special Study Task Force
WHEREAS, the coming of the Metro Silver Line to the Dulles Corridor will bring increased
density and population to Reston; and
WHEREAS, RCA recognizes that increased density in appropriate places is central to the future
of Reston and
WHEREAS, RCA supports the principles of Transit Oriented Development call for higher
densities in the vicinity of transportation facilities, particularly transit stations; and
WHEREAS, the existing zoning for the properties along the Reston portion of the Dulles Toll
Road would allow for a significant increase in population and density over that which exists
currently; and
WHEREAS the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force has adopted the Planning
Principles produced by RCA’s Reston 2020 Committee and endorsed by the RCA Board as the
basis for its own planning principles; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, that RCA supports increased density to be placed appropriately within
Reston, specifically within the Dulles Corridor, in the immediate vicinity of the transit stations,
at Town Center, and possibly in the village centers, if the nearby neighborhoods support it; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that RCA cannot support the placement of increased density in
areas of Reston not specified above; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that RCA supports protection and maintenance of stable
residential neighborhoods and areas; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that RCA also supports protection of green space, open space,
and parkland; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that RCA calls for the addition of such amenities, as well as
cultural and recreational facilities, within the newly urbanized areas; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that RCA demands that adequate transportation, educational,
police, fire, emergency, library, cultural and other essential public infrastructures to support any
additional density be planned and funded in concert with any new development, and constructed
concurrently with that new development; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that RCA calls on the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task
Force to make its recommendations in accordance with the principles outlined above in this
resolution, as well as the Planning Principles produced by RCA’s Reston 2020 Committee.