Pinecrest is submitting a Reston Design Review Board (DRB) application to update and replace our property signs. These signs specify what parts of Pinecrest are private property for residents only, and where the public rights-of -way are to help guide visitors through and around our community.
DRB Application Description
This application is for the approval of the addition of signs to Pinecrest Cluster’s Commonly owned amenities, such as the tot lots and connections to the RA pathways. The informational signage currently within Pinecrest does not adequately communicate Virginia’s Code and the Pinecrest Community’s expectations and values. Over time, some of the original community signs have become worn and hard to read. Some have simply gone missing and need to be replaced. The 2021 sign update is intended to community Virginia’s Code and Pinecrest Community Standards to residents and visitors to our community in a firm yet friendly way that encourages the proper use of Pinecrest Cluster’s commonly owned amenities. Please see the accompanying documents for specs and Photos. (These are included in the submitted DRB application.
We are in the process of submitting this application. If anyone would like to provide feedback, please either reach out to the board or attend the DRB meeting when it is scheduled. We will post here once we are on the schedule.
The 2020 Tree work has begun. You will see Growing Earth around Pinecrest this week as they complete the work we have approved for 2020. We have several other items that will not be done this year, but will be done in early 2021.
If you look around and wonder why nothing is being done about that appliance sitting there, or that tree limb that fell down, or trash strewn all over – don’t assume we know about it. Tell us! You can report things that need attention on this website, or you can simply email the board.
We don’t have people patrolling the neighborhood, so unless another resident has seen and reported the issue, it’s likely the board and our hired management company, TWC, doesn’t know about it.
Except the broken lights. We know all about those and are having difficulty getting Dominion Power to come and fix them. We are still working on that. We have around 16 non-functioning lights throughout Pinecrest.
We also know about these things and have them on our list to be fixed
The broken railing on the Tot Lot behind Cloudcroft and Antiqua
The bridge to that same Tot Lot needs replacement
A broken bench near the Cloudcroft Tot Lot
Another broken bench near the Antiqua/Emerald Heights Tot Lot
A sink hole and broken glass behind Antiqua
The trash being dumped around the trail behind Lofty Heights near Pinecrest Rd.
The board has approved the tree work for 2020. The remaining items will be done in early 2021. We only had enough in our budget to complete the Priority 1 (safety issue) tree work for this year. Next year we will complete the Priority 2 (property damage) and Priority 3 (Nuisance) tree work.
This is the list of work we plan to complete this year. The work is being scheduled for the next couple of months.
We have the arborist’s report. We have around 30-40 areas where a tree needs to be removed, or a group of trees need to be pruned. We are focusing on trees that pose a danger to people, such as dead trees or limbs hanging over streets sidewalks and houses. We are also planning to prune trees back from over the tops of houses.
If you see a tree that you think needs work, please email the board and we will add that to the list for review by the arborist.
When the work is scheduled, we will make another post with the approximate dates when the work will be performed.
Due to the closure of the Southgate Community Center last Wednesday, January 8th, the board meeting could not be held. We are tentatively scheduling this for February 12th. Look for the Event once this is finalized.
Update: The meeting was not rescheduled. The next Board meeting will be Wednesday, March 11th 6:30pm at Southgate Community Center.
We have had a couple of tree companies survey our property and provide estimates for tree pruning and removal. As usual, we cannot afford to do all the work in one year, but we will be starting this work soon.
As we have further updates, we will post them here. We are still in the award phase and will likely need several more weeks to arrive at a decision and sign the contract.
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