Bailey’s Crossroads Study to Examine Revitalization

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Dec. 1, 2006

 Bailey’s Crossroads Study to Examine Revitalization

The Urban Land Institute is scheduled to deliver a presentation on the economic and physical revitalization of the Bailey’s Crossroads area on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 a.m. at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. The presentation will conclude a weeklong study by Fairfax County and the Urban Land Institute that seeks to encourage the revitalization of one of the county’s older commercial areas, while also ensuring redevelopment compatible with surrounding residential communities.

The Bailey’s Crossroads Commercial Revitalization District is defined as the four quadrants of approximately 400 acres surrounding the intersection of Columbia Pike and Leesburg Pike, near Skyline Center, and extending east along Leesburg Pike from Carlin Springs Road to the Fairfax County borders near Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.

Recently, a portion of the area has been rezoned for higher density development. Revitalization activities currently under discussion include the proposed construction of a new mixed-use center with residential, office and retail commercial uses in the south quadrant of the district and the implementation of the Pike Transit Initiative (PTI), an effort to extend light rail and Bus Rapid Transit capacity into Bailey’s Crossroads.

Connecting the four quadrants, urban design, community amenities, road circulation and pedestrian connectivity into and within the Bailey’s Crossroads area have become critical issues. Additional development also may include construction of an East Fairfax County Center.

A panel of independent experts from the Urban Land Institute will spend the week of Dec. 4 examining the area and conducting interviews with individuals from the local community, including members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, county staff, neighborhood associations, community associations, faith communities, schools, developers, architects, small business owners and officials from Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. The presentation by the Urban Land Institute will provide an initial summary of findings. The nonprofit organization will provide a detailed analysis in written form in early 2007.

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