Friday, January 29, 2010

Stream Restoration Meeting: Jan 30, 2010

Stream Restoration Meeting
Saturday, January 30, 2010: 9am-noon at Forest Edge Elementary.
Flyer for the Stream Restoration Meeting

Arlene Whittick
Neighborhood Outreach Specialist
Reston Association
1930 Isaac Newton Square
Reston, VA 20190-5093
Phone: 703-435-6503
Fax: 703-673-2040

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fairway Apartments Expansion Plan

The owner of Fairway Apartments has been planning a major expansion/revitalization for that property for some time. There have been amendments to the plan as a result of meetings with the DRB and others. Whether you this is news to you or you have heard about this before, you will find the latest plans (below) of interest.

Fairway Expansion plans as of January 5, 2010.

Comments by David Edwards

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

UCP Expansion Landscaping Plan

Ralph Youngren and Greg Gallardo of our HC Board met with the UCP (United Christian Parish) folks, their landscape architect, and a Fairfax County arborist yesterday about their plans for plants to screen headlights.
Thank you to Ralph and Greg for attending this meeting!

From Greg:
The plan, shown on graphic, calls for native evergreen trees and shrubs (listed on the plan) to be planted along the edge of the parking lot. The county arborist would assist them in actual placement of the plants to optimize screening. He also suggested that the church have people attending night meetings to park facing the church, including backing into the parking spaces adjacent to Hickory Cluster. Neither the landscaper nor the arborist thought that planters would be a good solution as they'd require too much maintenance. They said that they'd consider planting a sample of the screening plants at some time, but couldn't think of any current example of such a planting that we could visit now.