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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 most recent guide is available in the left frame using the Cluster Design Standards link.

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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 latest documents are available in the Cluster Operating Procedures and Cluster Design Standards links on the left frame of this page.

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

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Walden Cluster Design Standards Updated Again

The Walden Cluster Board of Directors has updated the design standards guide for our neighborhood. The latest document is available in the “Cluster Design Standards” link on the left side of this page.

Here is a synopsis of the change

  • Roofing – Cedar shakes are the only DRB approved roofing material for Walden.
  • Front Exterior Light Fixtures – Due to manufacturer availability issues, an additional front light fixture option has been approved by the DRB. See Section 9 of the design guidebook for make/model details.
  • Siding and Trim – The original wood siding and trim may be replaced with either wood or fiber cement. Vinyl is no longer an approved material. Town homes with vinyl siding and trim installed prior to July 2013 may continue to maintain the existing vinyl material. See Section 4 of the design guidebook for further details.

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Walden Cluster Design Standards Updated

The Walden Cluster Board of Directors has provided a new design standards guide for our neighborhood. The latest document is available in the “Cluster Design Standards” link on the left side of this page.

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Design Standards Updated for Walden Cluster

As you may know, Reston Association requires that most exterior changes to your home involve the submittal of an application to Reston’s Design Review Board (DRB) for review and approval of the proposed exterior work prior to execution. Additionally, Walden Cluster has a set of DRB-approved design standards for basic items such as exterior paint colors, light fixtures, address plaques, etc. These standards have been updated and are available here and in the Cluster Design Standards link on this page. Prior to any exterior changes, all residents are encouraged to contact the Walden Cluster Board of Directors.

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