Fairfax County Revitalization Conference on Sept. 13


Aug. 31, 2010
OPA 141/10

News Highlights

  • Free half-day conference focuses on creating partnership to revitalize county’s commercial centers.
  • Registration requested by Wednesday, Sept. 8; agenda and more information is online.

On Monday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon, the 2010 Fairfax County Revitalization Conference will spotlight how residents, businesses, developers and government can work together to revitalize older commercial centers. The conference will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, and it is hosted by the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment (OCRR).

This free event is open to the public; a continental breakfast will be served. Due to limited seating, registration is requested by Wednesday, Sept. 8. Registration information and the agenda are available online.

Successful revitalization is about more than attracting new development and businesses to an area,” said Barbara Byron, OCRR director. “It’s important to create a sense of place, a destination where people want to live, shop, eat and play. This is possible when residents, developers and businesses work together to create a community.”

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Mount Vernon Supervisor Gerry Hyland will deliver welcoming remarks;closing remarks will be given by Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay.

Speakers will address varied approaches to engaging the community in redevelopment projects:

  • Jair Lynch, president & CEO of JAIR LYNCH Development Partners,has extensive experience in developing urban mixed-use projects within Washington, D.C.
  • Cecilia Cassidy, executive director for Rosslyn Renaissance/Rosslyn BID, has spent nearly 20 years leading this residential, commercial, and government partnership that works to create a sense of place within Rosslyn.
  • Peggy Gaynor, president of Gaynor Inc., will share her experience working on the Thornton Creek project in Seattle, Wash, that transformed a nine-acre parking lot associated with a retail mall into a mixed-use development. This project created an urban park through the middle of the site, successfully balancing concerns about urbanization, stormwater treatment and environmental restoration.

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