Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, Virginia

Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, Virginia (HM1OJE)

Location: Reston, VA 20190 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.134', W 77° 20.457'

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National Planning Pioneer / National Planning Landmark

— American Institute of Certified Planners Designations —

The American Institute of Certified Planners has designated

Robert E. Simon, Jr. as a National Planning Pioneer. At Reston, Robert E. Simon, Jr. created the nation's first Planned Community Zone to fulfill his visions of a new town in which people of all ages, races, and incomes could live and stay for their full life cycle. His visions included preservation of the wooded hills and valleys through concentration of development at urban villages and higher density zones. He introduced urban living to the American suburban countryside at Lake Anne Village Center. At Reston, Simon created a welcoming community dedicated to social openness, citizen participation, and the dignity of the individual.
Reston, Virginia as a National Planning Landmark. Robert E. Simon, Jr., working with the firm of Whittlesey and Conklin, developed the plan for Reston to concentrate development in higher-density zones permitting fields and trees to serve as large areas of commonly held ground. The plan for this new town in the country provided for a full range of commercial, recreational and cultural facilities at the outset. Reston breathed new life into the American new towns movement in the early 1960s and became world renowned as one of the finest examples of American 20th century conceptual new town planning.
Year Placed2002
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Date Added Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297192 N 4315931
Decimal Degrees38.96890000, -77.34095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.134', W 77° 20.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 8.04" N, 77° 20' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1611 Washington Plaza N, Reston VA 20190, US
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