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This page contains news and information regarding past and current zoning issues related to the Reston National Golf Course. Reston Association is challenging attempts by the owners of the property to have the course rezoned for residential development. Other community and grassroots groups, such as Rescue Reston, are also involved in the fight to preserve the course and the open space.
Latest news: In May 2019, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Billy Casper Golf sold Reston National and its 168 acres of land to two development companies based out of Baltimore. Weller Development Company and War Horse Cities were the two purchasers. While the exact purchase price is not known at this time, it is thought to be around $20 million. RA and other interested community groups will be following closely and at the time of this update no community group had been approached by either of the two new owners.
Click the image on the left to download a map of the properties adjacent to the Reston National Golf Course.
significant chapter in the battle to rezone the Reston National Golf
Course came to an end on Friday, March 4, 2016, after attorneys for the
golf course filed a letter with the Supreme Court of Virginia indicating
they would not be pursuing an appeal of a Fairfax County Circuit Court
decision from November. Click here to read more.
The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals overruled a prior zoning administrator's decision about the attempt by owners of the Reston National Golf Course to rezone the property for development. The BZA ruling came on April 15, 2015, clearing the way for the owners of the golf course to continue the process of potentially gaining approval to build residential housing on the land. Click here to read the April 15 news item on the BZA decision.
RA supports keeping the golf course as open space and is in agreement with the county’s zoning administrator earlier determination that any change to the property would require revising the Comprehensive Plan. Read the appeals hearing testimony from RA CEO, Cate Fulkerson.
Read about RA's decision to appeal the April 15 BZA decision. The resulting petition filed by RA in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County asking for a review of the BZA decision can be downloaded below. On Nov. 6, 2015, the Fairfax County Circuit Court vacated and voided the April 15, 2015 county Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) decision concerning the Reston National Golf Course. This motion for summary judgment was supported by the Reston Association as well as individual homeowners and cluster associations abutting the golf course. Click here to read more about the Nov. 6 court decision.