Development central issue in Vienna, Reston elections

Michael Dranove Politics

The scope and character of development in Fairfax County is expected to be a central issue of upcoming elections in Reston and Vienna.  In Reston’s Hunter Mill, four candidates have put themselves forward for the Supervisor’s Seat after the incumbent, Cathy Hudgins, announced that she would not be seeking reelection.  The election is coming on the heels of a heated debate amongst Restonians over zoning laws, and is expected to be another referendum on development in the area.  A candidates forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery (1609-A Washington Plaza N.) from 7-9 p.m.

In Vienna, critics of high density development on Maple Avenue have put themselves forward for the Town Council seat.  Congestion on Maple Avenue has become an increasingly contentious subject, with the city greenlighting a transportation study of the road last week.  Elections are scheduled for May 7th.