Stringfellow Road Park and Ride Receives Award of Merit

Nov. 23, 2016
For Immediate Release

Stringfellow Road Park and Ride Receives Award of Merit

The Stringfellow Road Park and Ride, in Centreville, Va., has received the Award of Merit, Best Building Build-to-Suit Institutional Facility Under $20 Million, from NAIOP Northern Virginia, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The award was presented during a Best of NAIOP ceremony in Tysons on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The awards program celebrated significant new contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial, and mixed-use real estate community. The theme of the 2016 program was Focus on Excellence, and 26 awards were presented.

The Stringfellow Road Park and Ride facility underwent a massive overhaul that was completed earlier this year. The project was successfully completed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Virginia Department of Transportation. Ritter Architects designed the building, and Branch Daffan was the general contractor. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 15, 2016.

David Franklin, a project manager in the Capital Facilities Division of Fairfax County's public works department, said, "Cutting the ribbon provided a solid sense of accomplishment. It was very satisfying to see all the planning, design, and construction effort completed and opened for use."

The expanded facility includes:

  • 300 additional parking spaces;
  • Three additional bus bays;
  • A Connector transit ticket store;
  • Improved pedestrian and bike facilities, including a secure bike room;
  • Solar panels with net metering for electric service;
  • Nine biofilters for Low Impact Development (LID) features. (Biofiltration is a pollution control technique that uses living material to capture and biologically degrade pollutants from surface runoff.)

Connector bus passengers received an upgrade with the addition of new connections and weekend service to and from Stringfellow Road. The project also created many benefits for the environment.

  • Pervious pavement covers 33,000 square feet. Permeable concrete allows stormwater and snow melt to flow through the pavement to the gravel gallery beneath. Stormwater is then drained from the gallery to the bioretention facilities for further water quality benefits.
  • Improved stormwater management facilities constructed around the site drain 15.5 acres of impervious area. Water quality benefits include the removal of 9.15 pounds of phosphorous; 54.49 pounds of nitrogen; 1,514.36 pounds of sediment, and 451,191.73 cubic feet of runoff volume per year.

New standards and specifications for stormwater best management practices were used. These BMPs were created by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. "We incorporated the new BMP technology into the design which resulted in a transportation facility enhanced with functioning biological systems that provide clean water," said Justin Pistore, a project manager in the Fairfax County Dept. of Public Works and Environmental Services Stormwater Planning Division.

Stringfellow Road Park and Ride Receives Award of Merit

Stringfellow Road Park and Ride Receives Award of Merit


Contact: Matthew Kaiser, Public Information Officer 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-8455, TTY 711


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