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20 12, 2018

2018 Mary Thonen Awards

The Mary Thonen Richmond Highway Beautification Awards recognize the local property owners and businesses that go above and beyond to make their properties--and, by extension, Richmond Highway--look beautiful. These folks spruce up their store fronts, take extra care of their flowers, plants, and shrubs, and even maintain public spaces in their immediate vicinity. Every summer, [...]

11 12, 2018

2018 Market Wrap-Up

The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) held its annual Market Wrap-Up in December. Here are some highlights from the presentation and discussion: Home prices are up somewhat, number of sales are down. Current homeowners may not like their house, but if they want to keep their mortgage interest rate, they choose not to move. [...]

27 11, 2018

Fairfax County Economic Indicators

Fairfax County has released its October 2018 Economic Indicators report, see below for key data points, click here to read the report. The August unemployment rate in Fairfax County increased to 2.5 percent. (See page 1) For the first three months of the fiscal year, Sales tax receipts in Fairfax County are up 2.7 percent. [...]

15 11, 2018

December 8: Richmond Highway Community Urban Design Workshop

Richmond Highway Urban Design Workshop. Fairfax County is hosting an Urban Design Guidelines workshop for the Richmond Highway Corridor. The Guidelines provide details on many of the recommendations described in Embark Richmond Highway, including the appearance and function of streets, parks and plazas, and other elements of the public realm. To kick this project off, the County [...]

1 11, 2018

South Alex Construction Update

Construction of Combined Properties $135 million "South Alex" development in the old Penn Daw plaza is expected to begin in "30-60" days. Aldie will anchor the new development. Click below for more information: Combined Properties to begin construction on $135M, Aldi-anchored South Alex. Washington Business Journal/WTOP. South Alex construction expected to begin before end of [...]

19 10, 2018

Now Available: VDOT Richmond Hwy Widening Environmental Assessment

Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements Widening Route 1 and multimodal improvements from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County Note: A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Hearing and public information meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium/cafeteria (use entrance 4) at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon [...]

25 09, 2018

NEW PANELIST UPDATE! Richmond Highway: Embark on Opportunity

Richmond Highway: Embark on Opportunity Thursday, October 31, 7:30am-10:00am Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Ft Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA 22307 Tickets $50 Buffet Breakfast Included! Click here to register Join SFDC and our partners at  Fairfax County on October 31 at 7:30am for "Embark on Opportunity" at Belle Haven Country Club and learn how the Embark [...]

20 09, 2018

South County Job Fair October 2

DESCRIPTION The job fair is FREE for all to attend. Come and learn about the wide variety of local programs and organizations available to meet your needs and aid you in your journey to success. Click here to register! Candidates of all ages, experience, levels and industries are encouraged to attend. Companies will be looking for full-time, [...]

18 09, 2018

New Date: Social Media Week Fairfax

It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes this the perfect place to bring Social Media Week Fairfax (#SMWFairfax) to the DMV. Click here to register. Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for [...]

12 09, 2018

WMATA Seeking Developers for Land Near Huntington Metro Station

WMATA is planning to issue a RFP for the redevelopment of land around Huntington Metro Station. Specifically, the Huntington Avenue as well as the N. Kings Highway garages are targeted for demolition and redevelopment (originally built in 1983). Redevelopment of land around Huntington Metro Station would also include incorporation of the terminus for the Bus [...]