Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Embark Richmond Highway,
Planning Division

Embark Richmond Highway - Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1

What is Embark?

Embark Richmond Highway

Embark Richmond Highway (Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1) is an initiative focused on creating a multimodal future for Richmond Highway Corridor where residents, workers, and visitors can walk, bike, or drive to the places they want to go. This effort responds to recommendations from the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, conducted by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and intends to assess and refine the recommendations from the study by providing more detailed guidance in the Comprehensive Plan for the implementation of transit in the corridor. Embark Richmond Highway also includes coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and federal agencies to conduct Environmental Assessments (EAs). Details about the EAs can be found on the About the Study page.

November 29, 2017 Staff Report and Proposed Comprehensive Plan Text

Please submit comments on the proposed Comprehensive Plan text to the Planning Commission.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Project Components

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

The Comprehensive Plan Amendment process is considering:

  • Planning goals and objectives for the corridor
  • Land use density and mix for the areas in the vicinity of the proposed BRT stations between Huntington and Fort Belvoir
  • Corridor-wide transportation systems, urban design, public facilities

ROAD WIDENING

  • Richmond Highway is planned to be widened from four to six lanes
  • The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is in the design phase of the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project, which will widen Richmond Highway from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road

BRT SYSTEM

The goal of the BRT system is to increase transit ridership along the Richmond Highway Corridor and ultimately lead to the future Metrorail extension to Hybla Valley

Upcoming Events

Next Community Meeting:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Event: Community Meeting #6
Location: Walt Whitman Middle School Cafeteria and Lecture Hall
2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
Event Contact: Sophia Fisher, (703) 324-1349, TTY 711
Time: 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:   Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

For more information regarding upcoming meetings, visit the Embark Meetings page

Recent Events

Past Advisory Group Meeting:
Monday, November 6, 2017
Event: Advisory Group Meeting #23
Location: South County Government Center, Room 221C
8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
Event Contact: Sophia Fisher, (703) 324-1349, TTY 711
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 A.M.

Monday, November 13, 2017
Event: Advisory Group Meeting #24
Location: South County Government Center, Room 221A&B
8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
Event Contact: Sophia Fisher, (703) 324-1349, TTY 711
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Past Community Meeting:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Event:  Community Meeting #5
Location:   West Potomac High School Library
6500 Quander Road, Alexandria, VA 22307 
Event Contact: Sophia Fisher, (703) 324-1349, TTY 711
Time:  9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

For more information regarding recent meetings, visit the Embark Meetings page)

Fact Sheets

Fact sheet (English)   |   Fact sheet (Spanish)

(For more information, visit the Embark documents page)

Media