Retain Tall Oaks as a Village Center and protect our community
WE ALL WANT DEVELOPMENT – SMART and BALANCED
The current plan for the re-development of Tall Oaks is to basically create a new cluster. The developers want to add 154 new homes with only 5,000 square feet of open space and 8,500 square feet of retail space (the equates to 2-3 small businesses). Currently, the occupied retail space (Fur Factory, Kumon, Paradise Nails, Pho 75, Mama Wok, Cleaners, Veterinarian, and Piasanos) is close to 20,000 square feet, according to Jefferson Apartment Group.
Tall Oaks community needs and deserves a Village Center with retail that we can walk to and green space where the community can gather. A balance of residential and retail in a plaza-like setting would be a good compromise.
Let Reston Association know you are in support of a mixed use Village Center. Ample retail on bottom and residential above.
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The new owners of Tall Oaks Village Center are offering Reston residents two upcoming chances to see what changes they have in store for the nearly vacant center.
Tall Oaks Development Group, a division of the Jefferson Apartment Group of McLean purchased Tall Oaks in December for $14.3 million.
The Jefferson Apartment group has developed more than 18,000 rental units in 10 states, including Virginia.
Locally, the Jefferson Apartment Group has developed, among others, the Residences at the Fairfax County Government Center, Tellus in Arlington, The Asher in Alexandria and the Jefferson at 14W, a seven-story, mixed-use luxury development in Northwest DC.
Jefferson representatives, who did not return phone calls Wednesday, will hold meetings April 23 and 27 at 7 p.m. at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr.
You can read the rest of the article at Reston Now…
Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning
Reston Master Plan Special Study
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Event: Community Meeting to discuss Baron Cameron retail, pedestrian circulation and safety, Village Center and Community Spaces, and Tall Oaks Village Center
Location: Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Road, Reston, VA 20194
Time: 8:45 am – 11:30 am. Doors will open at 8:30 am.
The Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning will be accepting comments on the Working Draft through December. You can find a digital copy of the Working Draft and draft Land Use map online. We look forward to receiving your comments.
Read all comments at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/reston/community_comment.htm
- THANKSGIVING DAY — Trash removal will not receive service on Thursday, November 27th. Service will resume MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st.
- CHRISTMAS DAY — Trash removal will not receive service on Thursday, December 25th. Service will resume MONDAY, DECEMBER 29th.
- NEW YEAR’S DAY — Trash removal will not receive service on Thursday, January 1st. Service will resume MONDAY, JANUARY 5th.
Pick your Grape (or beverage of choice) is on Friday, October 24th at the Scandia Circle Tot Lot from 5:30pm ‘til dark. It’s a time to get together, have fun, socialize and enjoy our beautiful neighborhood. There are new families and little ones to BWWC so we are excited to see you all and make new friends!
October 5th is the Annual General Budget Meeting and we need you to come and vote on the 2015 Budget. Anne and Dennis Smyers have been gracious enough to host the meeting in their home at 1531 Park Glen Court. Social starts at 7:00pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. See what your Cluster dues are going towards.
Trees are being worked on Thursday, September 18th, on the islands of Scandia 2 & 3. Surrounding parking spaces should be vacant from 8:00am to 5:00pm on this date.
In order to prevent damage to your vehicles and to facilitate the tree work being done, we ask that you park your vehicles on North Shore for this time period.
** Cars may be towed away at the owner’s expense if in the way. **