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Reston National Study Group Releases Vision for the Reston National Golf Course
Reston National Neighborhood Study Group
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August 15, 2022
RESTON, VA - After two years of engaging with community members, stakeholders, and community organizations, the Reston National Study Group released its vision for the future of the Reston National Golf Course. This vision proposes a conservancy that establishes a genuine permanent open space for everyone in the community to enjoy and benefit from. A half-mile linear park will also be created, offering room for a wide range of neighborhood activities. Finally, a neighborhood-scale village will introduce new walkable services, shopping, and community gathering places.
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Golf Course Group To Examine Quality-Of-Life Gaps In Reston
Reston Patch
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March 28, 2022
RESTON, VA — Reston National Neighborhood Study Group will be examining "quality of life" gaps between north and south Reston and the implications those purported gaps may have on property values. The study group's announcement comes just over a week after the Hunters Green Cluster rejected the group's proposed invasive plant species mitigation pilot plan at the nearby Reston National Golf Course.
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Opinion: Tree Canopy Restoration Needed Around Reston National
Reston Patch
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February 11, 2022
Over the past year, the Reston National Neighborhood Study Group has conducted meetings with our neighbors to share preliminary data on the condition of the tree canopy both on the Reston National Golf Course and in our community. Recently, following the multi-year assessment of the land in and around the course, environmental experts have concluded their study and documented the scale of key problems.
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Environmental Development on the Reston National Golf Course
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
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July 18, 2021
Owner Scott Plank prioritized listening to and including Reston residents, and is proud that locals were deeply involved in RNGC’s environmental work. He reviewed years of conversation, social media posts and articles about Reston. As a student of city planning architecture, he admired Bob Simon, and wanted to give life to his vision.
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Reston National launches neighborhood study group to address natural environment
Reston Now
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May 18, 2021
The Reston National Golf Course has launched a new study group to help understand the property’s past and current conditions and future plans for the neighborhood’s natural environment. Funded by Virginia Investment Partners LLC, which owns the 168-acre golf course, the Reston National Neighborhood Study Group is focusing on six primary categories: open space, amenities, tree canopies, safety, housing costs, and water quality.
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Invasive Species Growing Concern For Reston National Golf Course
Reston Patch
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May 13, 2021
Hamm represents Weller Development Co. and War Horse Cities, two Baltimore-based developers who purchased the golf course in 2019. The study group was established so Reston National had a forum to discuss issues about the future of the golf course with local officials and neighboring residents. "The first topic that we're bringing up in this study group is our property lines and vegetated buffers or trees," Hamm said, in an interview prior to the meeting. "We spent a very significant amount of time and effort, working with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. to assist us in understanding the condition of these areas."
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Late-Night Thieves Return To Reston Gardens To Harvest Vegetables
Reston Patch
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August 11, 2021
A representative from Weller Development Co., one the developers who owns the Reston National Golf Course, reached out to O'Doyle to offer assistance. "He said his boss read the Patch article and wanted to see if there's some way they could help the gardeners," she said. "He goes, 'We don't really have plants like this, so we can't offer you guys plants, but could better security be helpful?' I'm like, 'Sure, if you want to work with RA, I'll help you." "I think it's nice for the gardeners to know that somebody in the business community is willing to say, 'Hey, we noticed. Is there something we can help with?'" she said.
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