Jan. 11, 2023


"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

This weekend we will be celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with several events in Hunter Mill District and countywide. The purpose of this holiday weekend is to recognize King's dream of a Beloved Community, with a day (or weekend) of service. I encourage you to join me in donating your time and/or resources to our community – we can all do small things in a great way! Here are a few suggestions:

Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to noon

Reston Community Center hosts MLK community service projects

Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate, 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston

Activities include making lunches for Embry Rucker Shelter, or outdoor cleanup.

Learn more.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winter Coat Closet

North County Governmental Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston

Cornerstones will be taking donations (and distributing) new or slightly used coats, as well as new hats and gloves in the parking lot outside my Hunter Mill District office.

Learn more.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stuff the Bus

Fox Mill Giant, 2551 John Milton Dr., Herndon

Stop by and donate food or cash to support residents and families in need.

Learn more.

  • The next Stuff the Bus in our area is on Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vienna Giant, 359 Maple Ave., Vienna.

You can also check the list of Hunter Mill District nonprofits to contact for volunteer opportunities and/or donations needed.

Finally, Visit Fairfax has a local guide to Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, including several at Reston Community Center.



Site-Specific Plan Amendment

Community Meetings

The Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process allows anyone to propose a land use change to the Comprehensive Plan, the guiding document for land use and development decisions in Fairfax County. Thirteen SSPA proposals (called “nominations”) in the Hunter Mill District will be reviewed in a series of upcoming virtual community meetings hosted by the county's Department of Planning and Development. Community members are invited to attend the meetings, learn more about the proposed land use changes, and provide input. More information on the nominations and the process can be found on the county’s Track a Nomination website. An interactive webmap showing the location of the SSPA nominations can be accessed here.

Following the community meetings, the nominations will be reviewed by the Planning Commission in a public workshop in February to determine which should be recommended for formal study on the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. Action by the Board of Supervisors on the Work Program is anticipated in March/April 2023.

Important Note: Formal review of any Reston nominations that are added to the Work Program will not begin until after the completion of the ongoing Reston Comprehensive Plan Study.

Learn more.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.: Group 1 Reston Nominations

Link to the meeting (MS Teams)

  • CPN22-HM-003 Commerce Metro Center (1850 and 1900 Centennial Park Drive, 11440, 11480 Commerce Park Drive and vacant land with no address assigned)
  • CPN22-HM-007 Preston White (1893-1897 Preston White Drive)
  • CPN22-HM-009 Association Drive (1900, 1920, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1912, and 1914 Association Drive)

Thursday, Jan.19, 7 p.m.: Group 2 Reston Nominations

Link to the meeting (MS Teams)

  • CPN22-HM-001 RTC Partnership LLC,1760 Reston Parkway
  • CPN22-HM-004 RMC Owner LLC, 12120 Sunrise Valley Drive
  • CPN22-HM-005 Reston Corner, 12001, 12005, and 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive
  • CPN22-HM-006 1960 RCP LLC, 1950 Roland Clarke Place

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.: Group 3 Reston and Hunter Mill Nominations

Link to the meeting (MS Teams)

  • CPN22-HM-002, Michael Faraday Court, 1805 Michael Faraday Court
  • CPN22-HM-010, Samuel Morse Drive, 1810, 1825, and 1850 Samuel Morse Drive and 11111 Sunset Hills Road
  • CPN22-HM-013, Brookfield Properties, 1620, 1621, 1624, 1627, 1628, and 1630 Hunter Mill Road, 1623, 1627, and 1631 Crowell Road, 10700, 10718, 10728, 10736, and 10800 Sunset Hills Road
  • CPN22-HM-014 – Lake Fairfax Business Center, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1768, 1769, and 1771 Business Center Drive
  • CPN22-HM-015, Crowell Road, 1533, 1538, 1542, 1546, 1616, and 1620 Crowell Road

Date to be determined: Tysons Nominations

CPN22-HM-0012, Koons Chevrolet, 2000 and 2050 Chain Bridge Road

Register for Green Business Partners Forum


Fairfax County business leaders: mark your calendar to get a preview of Fairfax County’s new Green Business Partners program and an opportunity to sign on as an inaugural member. Registration opens this Friday, Jan. 13 for the Green Business Partners Forum scheduled for March 31. The Green Business Partners program will include a variety of networking, educational, promotional, and employee engagement benefits to support sustainable business development countywide. Learn more or email [email protected].

Land Use Updates 

Affordable Housing Community Meeting, Tomorrow, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

Fairfax County's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) are hosting a community meeting to discuss policies and what steps the county is taking to protect and preserve existing affordable housing in the Reston community. Housing affordability is necessary for Fairfax County to remain a great place to live and raise a family. Snacks and childcare will be provided. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at the Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate, 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston. Learn more about the meeting and the county’s proposed affordable housing preservation policy.

Reston Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Virtual Meeting, Monday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Reston P&Z meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Use this link to attend and participate. You may also call in and listen to the meeting, dial 571-429-5982 and use conference call ID: 243 717 721#. For more information contact Shruti Nallappa.

NEW DATE: Hunter Mill Land Use Committee Virtual Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Hunter Mill District Land Use Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Use this link to attend. You may also call in and listen to the meeting, dial 571-429-5982 and use conference call ID: 132 324 031#. For information, contact Shruti Nallappa.

Reston Comprehensive Plan Update:

Planning Commission Workshop with County Staff

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Room 11

1200 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax

Live Stream Link

Public Safety Update

From the Fairfax County Sheriff:

A man claiming to be a Sheriff’s deputy named Lt. Myles is calling community members saying he is collecting fines related to charges against them. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Office will never call you asking for money. You may report scam calls to the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131. Do not give scammers any financial or other personal information, as well as any information on family and friends. Learn more about avoiding scams.

What's News in Vienna

Bingo on Jan. 20

Enjoy a fun afternoon of bingo with cookies and cocoa, as well as prizes on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. This event is for adults ages 55+, and registration is required. To sign up, visit http://viennava.gov/webtrac.

Health-Related Updates

Fairfax County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. Learn more.

3 Things to Know Today


Plan Ahead: Winter Water Tips From Fairfax Water

Whenever temperatures are in the teens or below, Fairfax Water suggests that you leave a thin, steady stream of water running. This stream should measure out to be about a quarter gallon of water per minute. Learn more.

Reservations Open for Lake Fairfax RV Campsites

Lake Fairfax RV campsites are now open for the 2023 Season. Labeled the best campground in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine, you can enjoy a hike or bike ride along the park's outstanding trail system, which connects to the Washington and Old Dominion trail for longer excursions. Learn more.

Free Tech and Cyber Networking Event, Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is hosting a two-day event to match job candidates with dozens of hiring organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies and rising start-ups. Learn more.

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Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn
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