Reston

A pergola with a grill is located in a grassy park, across the street from single-family housing in a suburban style.

New Public Hearing Requirements Delay Completion of Reston’s New Comprehensive Plan

One of the country’s most prominent master-planned communities has spent several years working on an a comprehensive plan update. The plan will have to wait a little longer as the Fairfax County, Virginia community adjusts to new state laws.

July 16, 2023 - FFX Now

A aerial view of Ladera Ranch, California, showing a variety of buildings and open space.

What Are Master Planned Communities?

Now frequently associated with retirees and sprawling developments in the U.S. Sun Belt, master planned communities, also known as new towns or planned communities, were invented as an escape from the haphazard growth of urban areas in the mid-20th century.

August 24, 2021 - James Brasuell

When Controversy Erupts Between the Master Plan and the Zoning Changes

Most planners have been there before: it's time to implement the goals of a newly approved Master Plan by rewriting the zoning code, and suddenly the public becomes outraged.

November 2, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Reston Town Center: A Living Urban Core

What makes the Reston Town Center successful? How does this urban core attract families and residents of all ages and how does it balance commercial and residential development?

July 9, 2001 - The Washington Post

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