The Highway Blog

2012, 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, [...]

1112, 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 [...]

2711, 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 [...]

1511, 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 [...]

111, 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 [...]

1910, 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. [...]