Principles to Stimulate and Support Commercial Revitalization Adopted
July 23, 2008
- Principles will guide county's involvement in public-private ventures.
- Response to changing development climate.
- Redevelopment projects typically present financial and other challenges not experienced in development of previously undeveloped sites.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its regular meeting on July 21, adopted 16 principles for public investment to support commercial revitalization in Fairfax County. The principles respond to the county's changing development climate. By 2030, Fairfax County is projected to add 245,000 jobs and 290,000 new residents.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly called the principles "the tools that can help us act strategically to advance revitalization and reinvestment opportunities - present and future - within the county."
Redevelopment projects typically present financial and other challenges not experienced in development of previously undeveloped sites. To implement critical aspects of Fairfax County's Comprehensive Plan, the county may be asked to use public funds to provide needed public improvements to stimulate and support private revitalization, redevelopment and reinvestment. The 16 principles provide a coordinated approach.
The 16 principles were developed by the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment in collaboration with the Community Revitalization and Reinvestment Advisory Group. The advisory group was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2007; its membership includes community, business and county government representatives.
The 16 principles are available online.
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