Walden Design Standards Quick Reference Guide

In order to clarify Walden Cluster’s window replacement options, the Walden Board recently worked with Reston Association’s Design Review Board (DRB) to refine the window alternatives available to Walden residents. If you are interested in replacing your existing windows, please refer to Section 13, Windows, of the guidebook to review the options available for your townhouse. And remember that all window replacements require the submittal and approval of a DRB application by Reston Association.

The updated guide is linked below, and it is also available in the left frame using the “Cluster Design Standards” link.

Walden Cluster Design Standards (August 2014)

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Walden Cluster Honored for Reston’s “Neighborhood Association Event of the Year”

Reston Association has selected Walden Cluster’s Halloween Parade and Party as the neighborhood association event of the year. In a message sent to cluster members, the Walden Cluster board states, “Jacinta Jones and Jami Andrews are to be applauded for their creativity and commitment in hosting this fun-for-all-ages Walden community event. We wish to thank them for their service and congratulate them on this recognition.”

RA Certificate of Recognition

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Red Fox Photographed in Walden Cluster

A red fox has been seen in Walden Cluster over the past month or so, and during the recent snow, it was photographed near the cluster dock. Here are some of the pictures taken. You can click on either of the pictures to get a better view.

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Typically, red foxes range from 12 to 18 pounds. They primarily feed on small rodents (8 pounds or less), but they will also eat plants. They’re most active at dusk and dawn. (The pictures above were taken in early morning.) If you have any concerns about a fox being in the neighborhood, there is an informative article about foxes published by The Humane Society in the link below.

Humane Society Article: What To Do About Foxes

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Cluster Documents Updated

The Walden Cluster Board has updated documentation on the cluster’s operating procedures and on the design standards.  The modified operating procedures include  guidance on the temporary use of storage pods.  Regarding the other document, though there have not been any recent Reston-approved changes to Walden’s design standards, the update provides some additional clarifying language on existing design standards.  The new documents are available below, as well as in the links on the left frame of this page.

Walden Operating Procedures 11.17.2013

Walden Design Standards Quick Reference Guide 11.17.2013

Please contact the Walden Cluster board member if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

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Walden Cluster Halloween

Hope everyone enjoyed your Halloween! Here are pictures from the neighborhood Halloween party. You can click on any picture for a larger view.

Thanks to our organizers, Jami and Jacinta, as well as our photographer, Kathryn!

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Pictures from Walden Cluster Annual Meeting

Here are a couple of pictures from the Walden Cluster annual meeting, and a reminder of what a beautiful place we have to live.

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Thanks to Kathryn for taking these pictures!

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October 2, 2013 · 10:41 pm

Know Your Neighborhood? Take the Quiz!

 Here are the Walden Cluster trivia questions that were presented at the annual meeting.  See how well you know the neighborhood.  After you’ve come up with your answers, you can check the answers below.

Q-1)  How many townhomes are in Walden Cluster?

Q-2)  In what year was Walden Cluster Association incorporated?

Q-3)  Who built Walden Cluster?

Q-4)  What other Lake Thoreau neighborhood did this same developer build?

Q-5)  How many different townhome design styles are in Walden?

Q-6)  Name at least three of the different designs.

Q-7)  Who lives at #2013?

Q-8)  What was the original name of Lake Thoreau?

Q-9)  What was the original name of Lake Audubon?

Q-10)  How many street lights are on Swans Neck Way?

Q-11)  Bonus Trivia: It is said that former Redskins football player Dave Butz lived in Walden.  At which address did Mr. Butz reside?

Answers are below…

 

 

 Here’s are answers to the trivia questions:

Q-1)  How many townhomes are in Walden Cluster?  52

Q-2)  In what year was Walden Cluster Association incorporated?  1979

Q-3)  Who built Walden Cluster?  Charles Veatch

Q-4)  What other Lake Thoreau neighborhood did this same developer build?  Chadds Ford Cluster

Q-5)  How many different townhome design styles are in Walden?  5

Q-6)  Name at least three of the different designs.  Walden, Merrimack, Concord, Thoreau, Emerson

Q-7)  Who lives at #2013?  Nobody.  There is no #2013.

Q-8)  What was the original name of Lake Thoreau?  Lake Wyeth

Q-9)  What was the original name of Lake Audubon?  Lake Elsa

Q-10)  How many street lights are on Swans Neck Way?  12 light posts including the one at the dock

Q-11)  Bonus Trivia: It is said that former Redskins football player Dave Butz lived in Walden.  At which address did Mr. Butz reside?  Nobody currently living in Walden Cluster knows!

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