Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization Conference Focuses on Innovative Approaches to Retail
Oct. 11, 2012
The Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization will hold its annual conference on Monday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Board Room of the Fairfax County Government Center. The conference focuses on innovative approaches and strategies to create a vibrant pedestrian oriented retail environment.
To register, send an email the office with a name and contact information.
Retail uses are a key component to sustain and revitalize community business centers; if done right they creates new jobs, enhance neighborhood amenities, provide convenient access to goods and services, increase tax revenues, encourage support of local businesses, and reduce the need for residents to travel to outside destinations.
Conference attendees will explore the evolving face of retail and how a community vision can transition into a vibrant retail environment. Panelist will present the DC Vibrant Streets Toolkit which contains essential elements of outstanding retail areas, and a case study of the recently opened Mosaic at Merrifield Retail District. In addition, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland and Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth will share their thoughts.
For more information or reasonable ADA accomodations, contact the Office of Revitalization at 703-324-9300, TTY 711.
# # #