18 06, 2018

Retail week kicks off in Occoquan!

Retail Week hosted by the Community Business Partnership kicked off today in Occoquan with "Day 1: Make it Happed All Year Round! What are you doing to keep the foot traffic flowing into your store year-round?" Marc Wilson, a successful entrepreneur (many times over) and business consultant focused on retail and restaurants, delivered the keynote [...]

15 06, 2018

Made in Fairfax: Small Scale Production

Furniture, custom jewelry, textiles, baking, coffee roasting and 3D printing -these are all examples of the kinds of artisanal manufacturing and small-scale production that are on rise, bring new vibrancy to the communities where they reside. Fairfax County is considering how to support and grow this business sector that is becoming increasingly popular in today's [...]

12 06, 2018

Wednesday, June 20: Presentation on Affordable Housing with Dr. Lisa Sturtevant

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:00pm-5:00pm South County Government Center Woodlawn Conference Rooms A/B 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) and Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) are pleased to host a joint presentation on affordable housing featuring Dr. Lisa Sturtevant of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates.  A well-regarded local expert [...]

22 05, 2018

Fund Richmond Highway Widening and BRT

Below is a copy of Edythe Kelleher's testimony before the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, subsequently republished in the Moutn Vernon Gazette.  Edythe's testimony was also live streamed on Facebook, which you may view here. Edythe Kelleher, executive director of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, testified before the NVTA in favor of the two Richmond Highway [...]

8 05, 2018

Wednesday May 9: Richmond Highway Widening Funding Public Meeting

Note to readers: Recommended talking points and suggestions for commentary can be found at the end of this email. Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) will hold two public meetings to present and seek public input on the NVTA's  60 candidate projects for their FY18-FY23 six year plan. Two critical Richmond Highway Projects occupy the top two [...]

20 04, 2018

Opportunity Work Zones Announced! Richmond Highway nominated to receive four tracts!

Richmond Highway in Fairfax County, Virginia has been nominated by Governor Ralph Northam to receive four Opportunity Work Zone tracts as part of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Click here to see a map. "Governor Northam today announced the nomination of 212 Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of Treasury. This [...]

9 04, 2018

Embark Planning Process Highlights SFDC’s Role

SFDC President Mark Viani wrote an editorial in the April 4, 2018 edition of the Mount Vernon Gazette highlighting SFDC's critical role in the Embark Richmond Highway planning process. "Over the course of two and a half years, 24 Advisory Group meetings and six community open houses, SFDC served as bridge between the communities along [...]

6 04, 2018

Richmond Highway Widening: Superstreet rejected, other issues still pending

Superstreet rejected, other issues still pending By Edythe Kelleher, Executive Director The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held its third community meeting regarding the Richmond Highway Widening Project the evening of Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Mount Vernon High School. For those just joining the discussion, the widening project is for the three-mile segment of [...]

2 04, 2018

Bus Rapid Transit Public Meetings

Fairfax County Government Statement: Fairfax County Kicks Off Public Information Meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Fairfax County will hold two public information meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project: Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria; and Wednesday, [...]

28 03, 2018

Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition Statement on Importance of Securing Sustainable Metro Funding

The Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition issued the following statement in regard to legislation that moves critical funding form the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to WMATA (SFDC is a signatory): The Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition (the Coalition) believes that a well-maintained, safe, reliable and fiscally sustainable Metro system is essential to Northern Virginia’s and the Commonwealth’s [...]