A "New Town"In 1961 Robert E. Simon, Jr. began developing 6,750 acres of Sunset Hills Farm as a community open to all races, ages, and incomes. Working with Simon, the architectural firm of Whittlesey and Conelin designed a "New Town." Construction of Lake Anne Village, its lake, central plaza, stores and townhouses began in 1965. With innovative zoning, Reston became one of the first master-planned communities in the United States with residential clusters, mixed-use development, landscape conservation, ample recreational space, walking and biking trails, and public art. Reston received the American Institute of Certified Planners' National Landmark Award in 2002.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297180 N 4315972|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96926667, -77.34110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.156', W 77° 20.466'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 9.36" N, 77° 20' 27.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston VA 20190, US|
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