County Revitalization Efforts Win Awards From the Community Appearance Alliance


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Dec. 22 , 2004

 

Two Fairfax County Revitalization Efforts Win Awards
From the Community Appearance Alliance

The transformation of the facade of an older building on Richmond Highway and a newly developed mini-park in Annandale were two projects that garnered top honors as part of the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia’s 2004 Community Appearance Awards.

The Alliance sponsors this annual awards program to recognize worthy design and construction projects, collaborative efforts and community association initiatives that enhance the aesthetic environment of the Northern Virginia region. Both projects were part of the county’s ongoing commercial revitalization program.

The Gold’s Gym project, located at 7770 Richmond Highway, received matching grant funds as part of a new façade improvement program for the highway. The project was sponsored by Fairfax County and the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, a community-based, public-private nonprofit economic development corporation that works closely with Fairfax County’s Revitalization Division to guide and assist businesses locating or expanding in the Richmond Highway area. The Gold’s Gym project remodeled the old Hechinger Department Store with a new facade that enhances and brightens the streetscape along Richmond Highway.

The Annandale project is located in the heart of the revitalization area on John Marr Drive and Little River Turnpike. The project included new plantings, brick sidewalks, crosswalks and a mini-park that all give the Annandale area a new, improved image.

The Community Appearance Awards honor the county and its partners who continue to strive to revitalize the older areas of the county and maintain their viability.

More information on Fairfax County’s revitalization efforts and the revitalization areas can be found on the county’s revitalization Web site at www.fcrevit.org, or call 703-246-5171, TTY 703-385-3578.

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