County and ULI Host Revitalization Panel on Annandale

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
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May 25, 2007

Fairfax County and Urban Land Institute to Host
Panel on Annandale Revitalization June 4-8

Fairfax County has engaged the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to provide an advisory services panel from June 4 through June 8 to study and develop recommendations for economic and physical revitalization of the Annandale Community Business Center (CBC). 

The panel’s introduction to the Annandale CBC will begin with a PowerPoint presentation and area tour prepared by Fairfax County, and will follow with a day of community stakeholder interviews. The panel of economic, development and transportation experts will study the collective data and present its findings and recommendations on June 8 at 9 a.m. at the Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The Annandale CBC, encompassing approximately 170 acres, is situated in the eastern portion of Fairfax County and includes the predominantly commercial area oriented to the Little River Turnpike and Columbia Pike corridors, between Medford Drive and Evergreen Lane. At the center of the Annandale CBC are the intersections of Little River Turnpike with Annandale-Ravensworth Road and John Marr Drive, and the intersection of Columbia Pike and Backlick Road. The Annandale CBC contains a concentration of residential land uses and more than 2 million square feet of retail, office and public uses built or renovated between the 1940s and 1990s. Highway-oriented strip-commercial development, individual stores, older houses converted to commercial use, neighborhood shopping centers and low-intensity office buildings are abundant in this aging area.

Fairfax County continues to be proactive in addressing the policy, physical, cultural and economic issues involved in nurturing and supporting a revitalized Annandale. Area Plan Review items to support redevelopment of the Annandale CBC were recently approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, increasing the development potential in five sites planned for mixed-use developments of varying intensities.

ULI is a nonprofit education and research organization that fosters and encourages high standards of land use planning and development. Fairfax County has a history of successful partnerships with ULI, having completed similar panels in the revitalization areas of Bailey’s Crossroads, Richmond Highway and Springfield. 


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