Metro Stations Panel Discussions


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

July 24, 2006

 Residents Invited to Join Panel Discussions on Living or Working Near Metro Stations

The Fairfax County Planning Commission’s Transit-Oriented Development committee is looking for people who live or work near existing or proposed Metro stations and who use Metro, and those who may live farther from transit but are interested in transit-oriented development, to share their thoughts and ideas at meetings on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 7.

The Transit-Oriented Development committee is currently working toward setting guiding principles for development around Metro stations. The committee wants input from people who live and work close to stations -- whether by foot, bike or car -- in order to better understand mass transit and personal vehicle use; the walkability of a neighborhood; the density of an area; the residential, commercial, civic and industrial uses; and other topics the committee should consider as it works toward formulating recommendations later this year.

All residents are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion panels. The Aug. 2 meeting will be held in Conference Rooms 4/5 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, beginning at 7 p.m. The Sept. 7 meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria.

Information about existing Metro stations can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning/tod.htm and scrolling to the June 8 meeting materials. Information about proposed Metro stations can be found at www.dullesmetro.com/stations/index.cfm.

For more information, including additional meetings, recent presentations by national and local experts, maps and other resources, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning/tod.htm or call 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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