Friday, August 12, 2011

Special HC Board Meeting Scheduled, 8/14 @ 8pm

Reston Association's full Design Review Board will be considering the proposed renovation details for 11501 Maple Ridge Road during its next meeting on August 16, 2011.  The DRB meeting starts at 7pm @ RA headquarters.

This is a major re-construction project.  The HC board's general position is that any renovation follow the original architectural design as closely as possible, and any modifications such as enclosing a balcony, follow existing precedents in keeping with the original architecture.

The 11501 MR renovation plans are made complicated by the scope of the reconstruction and the fact that the homeowners proposed a new slanted roof design in 1998 which was approved by the DRB (the then HC board registered their objections to the new design).  The homeowner's current architect has new drawings of the reconstruction with the proposed roof which has an elevation with a portion of the roof's run-off  going to the existing drain and the other portion draining to pipes and down spouts.

Questions/concerns the HC board will discuss at a 8/14 meeting with the new drawings:
* Do the new roof drawings match those approved by the DRB in 1999?
* Will the roof elevation be visible from the ground or by neighbors?
* Do the windows and new enclosure match the original HC architecture and/or other precedents?
* Will all the incorrect window work that has been done to date by the previous contractor be taken out and replaced?

11501 MR homeowners and their architect have been invited to attend the special HC board meeting.
Sunday, August 14th @ 8pm.
Meeting Place: TBA     


  1. What happened to those questions? Were they answered thoroughly? Just askin', 'coz a lot of people seemed to be really concerned with the issue. They are interested in improving their homes, and that's a good thing!

  2. The questions are involved and the homeowners continue to work with the DRB for approval of their renovation details. HC is listed as an effected party with the DRB and is kept informed.

    If you have any questions about your own home, renovating or HC, please contact RA/DRB or the HC board.


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