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Penelope A. "Penny" Gross 

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross
Mason District Supervisor

Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-256-7717, TTY 711
Fax: 703-354-8419

Welcome to the Mason District homepage! It is designed for easy use, and I hope you will find the information both helpful and timely. Special features include Mason Matters!, my twice-a-year newsletter, information about reserving the public meeting rooms at the Mason District Governmental Center, and other meetings and activities throughout Mason District.  Links to county agencies also are included.  Please refer to the Web site often, and don't hesitate to contact me.

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross
Mason District Supervisor



Elmdale Walkway - Construction will begin soon on the Elmdale Walkway Project, a walkway spanning the south side of Elmdale Road, from Old Columbia Pike to Braddock Road. The walkway project will consist of a 6' asphalt walkway, accompanied by drainage improvements. During construction, some plantings along the Park Authority property will be impacted. Project engineers have worked closely with a golf course landscape architect to ensure that the necessary replacement or relocation of these plantings will occur to protect neighboring properties from golf balls. It is anticipated that the relocated plantings will improve the screening that currently exists. Completion of this project will provide a safe pedestrian facility in this heavily used area.

Southeast Quadrant - Fairfax County is progressing with a public-private partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools and Avalon Bay Communities in the redevelopment of the ‘Southeast Quadrant’ of Bailey’s Crossroads. This area consists of publicly and privately owned property along Columbia Pike, from its intersection with Moncure Avenue to Radley Acura (5823 Columbia Pike). Initial proposals planned for this area included residential development and, potentially, an elementary school on these parcels. Public meetings for this development will resume on October 21, 2014, to seek public comment about this potential change of use. The meeting will be held at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale. For more information, please contact the Office of Supervisor Gross at 703-256-7717; Mark Looney of Avalon Bay Communities at 703-456-8652; or the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Design and Construction Services Office 571-423-2280.

Gardener Open House - Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, will host a Gardener’s Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 7, 12 - 4 p.m. Register in advance for the 1 p.m. children’s puppet show, enter the annual gingerbread house contest, and catch a ride on the trackless train. For more information, call 703-642-5173, or visit

Mason District’s Holiday Town Gathering - Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale Start the holiday season early with your neighbors and Supervisor Gross, and enjoy an evening of local entertainment, refreshments, and hear about the highlights of major activities in Mason District. You may even win a door prize!

Fairfax County Offers Free Seminars for Family Caregivers of Older Adults – If you, or someone you know, is a caregiver of an older adult, Fairfax County offers free seminars throughout the county.  Upcoming seminars scheduled in Mason District include the following:

  • Technology and Design for Independent Living.  Consumer technology and universal design concepts are empowering older adults and people with disabilities to maintain their independence and quality of life.  Learn how technology and design can promote independent living.  Wednesday, November 19, 7-8:30 p.m., relocated to the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, in Falls Church.  Please register in advance at and click on  Free 2014 Fall Caregiver Seminars.
  • Medicare 101 Presentation: An overview of Medicare including coverage basics, supplemental insurance, prescription drug coverage and more!  Friday, November 21, 10 a.m. - Noon at the Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 North Chambliss Street in Alexandria.  For more information, log-on to or call 703-914-0223, TTY 711 for directions.  No registration necessary.

For more information about Fairfax County services for older adults, and assistance, call 703-324-7948; TTY 711.  Information about additional services provided by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services is available on-line

More news and information can be found at the NewsWire

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