31 05, 2019

Letter to Supervisor Storck supporting the undergrounding of utilities along Richmond Highway

Dear Supervisor Storck: The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) believes strongly that existing electric and communications utilities along Richmond Highway should be placed underground, along with associated transformers, during the construction of the project to widen Richmond Highway from Jeff Todd Way to Sherwood Hall Lane. Undergrounding utilities has many benefits: • Improved service reliability [...]

31 05, 2019

Letter to the Commonwealth Transportation Board in support of Smart Scale funding for Richmond Highway

Dear Members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board,   As Executive Director of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC), I write to support funding for the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. SFDC is a non-profit economic development organization that has taken the lead on revitalization in the Richmond Highway Corridor since 1981. Richmond Highway [...]

24 04, 2019

SFDC 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report is now available to view! Check it out here!

16 04, 2019

2019’s Economic Outlook Great Success

Last week's Economic Outlook Summit was a great success. Presentations from the event can be viewed by following this link.

26 03, 2019

Richmond Highway Design Guidelines Pop-Up Studios

SFDC is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Office of Community Revitalization's Pop-Up Studios. As a part of 2018's Embark Comprehensive Plan, this will be an opportunity for members of community to view and weigh in on various pedestrian streetscape designs for the project. This includes elements such as transit plaza designs, paving materials [...]

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 [...]