May 29, 2019
VIENNA, VA- A pair of Baltimore developers recently purchased the 168-acre Reston National Golf Course with possible plans to turn the open green-space into a housing development, raising concern of Reston citizens. The owner’s representative said in a statement that the company has no plans to change the golf course at this time, but local community group Rescue Reston is wary that those plans will change in the future.
Back in 2012, the previous owners of Reston National attempted to develop the open green space into something other than a golf course. Rescue Reston rallied against these plans and successfully protected Reston National from any development changes.
Democrat Tim Chapman, candidate for Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, issued the following statement in support of maintaining Reston National:
“The Reston National Golf Course has been a part of the Fairfax County community for many years, Chapman stated. “It’s long history as an open green space in the community is sacred and must be preserved. With new developments cropping up all over the Silver Line corridor, we must protect Reston National from outside corporate developers who want to come into Fairfax County and alter its purpose. I echo what Rescue Reston said in their statement, ‘You bought a golf course and you own a golf course. Period.’ Let’s keep Reston National a golf course for years to come.”