Posted by: ObserverNews on 2010-03-08
On Saturday dozens of residents from both Herndon and Reston spent the morning discussing planning of the Herndon-Monroe Metro station.
The north side of the station will land in Herndon and the south side will land in Reston. Heidi Merkel, a senior planner with Fairfax County, said they expect the Washington, D.C., region will see an increase of about 2 million people over the next 20 to 30 years and good planning is a must.
Merkel said the county is attempting to channel some of the growth into regions where people will be able to rely on public transit rather than add to vehicular traffic. She said Saturday’s meeting was to help get ideas from the public on what types of development they would like to see in their communities.