Thursday, January 26, 2012

RA's Reston Today: January 2012

  • Reston's Master Plan
  • Environmental Impact of Outdoor Cats
  • Summer Camps 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DRB Approves Aqua, VA Cooling Tower Proposal

Drawing submitted by Aqua, VA of the proposed cooling tower installation as seen from  the tennis courts.
At last night's DRB meeting, the DRB voted to approve the addition of the cooling tower structure proposed by Aqua, VA to be added to the current RELAC facility. The cooling towers are intended to increase the efficiency of the operation and eliminate the need for the diesel generator at times of low lake water levels. The proposal includes sound proofing/noise reduction features designed to keep any additional plant noise levels down.

Aqua, VA will now have to decide whether to green light the project. If they do, they will start the permit process and then hope to start construction in the Spring with the goal of being operational before a diesel generator becomes necessary this coming season.

Aqua Letter
More Drawings

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday 1/24/24: RELAC Cooling Towers to Be Proposed to DRB

AQUA, VA (RELAC's owner) has sent the Design Review Board (DRB) at RA a packet with a proposal to DRB for installing two water evaporators (cooling towers). Proposal to be presented at the DRB meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24th Meeting starts at RA Headquarters @ 7PM (Aqua is Item #6 on the DRB agenda).

Hickory Cluster president, Fred Swartzendruber, spoke with the engineer at AQUA who prepared the proposal and he has agreed to send PDF copies of the documentation (including before and after renderings and acoustic data) due to the short notice timing, docs below.  

More Drawings

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hickory Cluster Resident in Art Show at the Reston Museum

Soft 'Raku' Bowl - crocheted & felted by Alice Abrash
Reston Museum Exhibit Opening & Show
The Museum's first 2012 exhibit featuring Reston artists will show the work of five fiber artists: Lois Salazar, Luann Sievers, Anna Hayoz, Cynthia Hull and Alice Abrash (HC's own!).

The show demonstrates the variety and creativity of the art form as well as the superb techniques of these artists. It includes weavings, wearables, pins and tapestries as well as silk paper collages, floating silk hangings and a brilliant silk window disk.

A reception for the artists and preview show for Museum members will be held in conjunction with the Reston Historic Trust's Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 6 - 8 PM. 
The exhibit and sale runs through February 29.