Thursday, May 23, 2013
New apartment community is more than half full. SFDC provides info about other developments along the Route 1 corridor.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) and The Beacon of Groveton hosted an open house event from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the new apartment community on Richmond Highway. The open house was free and open to the public and SFDC had a raffle during the event. Food tastings from area restaurants and giveaways were also available. Crystal Freel, residential manager, along with other Beacon representatives gave tours of the community to people who attended. SFDC Executive Director Edythe Frankel Kelleher was also available, providing information about new developments along the Route 1 corridor. Also in attendance to answer questions about development were Taylor Holland, new chief of staff for Supervisor Jeff McKay and Lindsey Doane, …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The event is free and open to the public.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation and The Beacon of Groveton will host an open house event from 4-7 p.m. May 21 at the apartment community. This event will be the first in a series of spring events hosted by SFDC, according to a recent news release. The event is free and open to the public. During the open house, there will be feature food tastings from area restaurants, giveaways, an opportunity to learn more about local businesses and developments and a chance to tour The Beacon of Groveton, Richmond Highway's first mixed-use development. Free parking will be available in the parking garage during the event. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for our free newsletter. Learn more here!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Speakers hail from streetsense, JBG Rosenfeld, and MRP Realty.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) will host a Mixed-Use Summit to discuss mixed-use developments on May 1. Confirmed speakers include Tom Sebastian of real estate development firm JBG Rosenfeld, James McCandless of development and design firm streetsense. and John Begert of real estate development firm MRP Realty. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in SFDC's office at 6677 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Coffee, a light breakfast, and networking will begin at 8 am. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
All winners will be recognized at the annual gala on April 27.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations (MVCCA) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Citizen of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Student of the Year awards. Citizen of the Year: Becky & Jeff Todd have been stars in the Mount Vernon community for over 30 years. Prior to Jeff Todd’s death in 2011, together they championed those in need and local athletic teams and helped Richmond Highway to revitalize and grow. Since the death of her husband, Becky has continued to work tirelessly, carrying on the work they started. Organization of the Year: Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce (MVLCC) and the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC). Both the SFDC and MVLCC, are under the directorship of Volunteer Boards of …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The $54 million project will bring luxury apartments to the Route 1 corridor.
Construction has begun on the Insight Huntington Metro project located at North Kings Highway and School Street in Alexandria. According to the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC), Insight Property Group began construction in February on the apartment building on a 3.38-acre site. The site was re-planned as part of the Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Penn Daw area approved in April 2012. The estimated total project cost is $54 million. The 240-unit luxury apartment building is estimated to be completed in 2014 and will help an area in need of more housing, SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben said. “We are excited about watching this tremendous development rise out of the ground,” Ben said in an email. For…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New Executive Director wants to keep the lines of communication open.
Edythe Frankel Kelleher has been enjoying the beginning of her tenure as the new Executive Director of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Kelleher lives in Vienna with her husband and has served on the Vienna Town Council for more than a decade. She has also served on the staff of Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross. Kelleher is a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion and serves on the executive committee of the Virginia Municipal League. Patch caught up with Kelleher recently to see how her first few weeks on the Route 1 corridor are going. Patch: How have your first few weeks been? Kelleher: It’s been good, I have a lot to learn here so I’m just getting my feet wet. I'm in the process of meeting everybody. …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce held a roundtable Thursday about what the across-the-board cuts will mean to the Northern Virginia economy.
What will sequestration's $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts do to the Northern Virginia economy? Specifics are hard to come by, but it doesn't look good. Fairfax County executive Ed Long is hoping that the White House will soon put forward a proposal outlining the 10-year implementation of the cuts. "I think the rest of the world is interested in how we are dealing with this issue," said Long. "We know we are going to take a hit, but tell us what is going to be hit and we'll move forward." Congress triggerred the sequester after failing to meet the March 1 deadline to compromise on $1.2 trillion in debt reduction, and this year the U.S. military will be forced to cut $46 billion and domestic defense spending will be cut by $85 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Five speakers will discuss government and housing trends in the post-fiscal cliff economy.
Spots are still available for the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) and the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Forum at the Belle Haven Country Club on Thursday. Confirmed speakers include the following: Presentations will highlight local trends in government and housing in a post-fiscal cliff economy. Reservations can be made online at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber website. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Belle Haven Country Club.
Edythe Frankel Kelleher is the organization's new Executive Director.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation announced Monday that Edythe Frankel Kelleher has been named the organization's new executive director. Kelleher will replace former executive director David Versel. Versel left SFDC in January to work at the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. According to a press release issued by SFDC, Kelleher brings 17 years of experience working in local government, including serving on the staff of Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross and the Vienna Town Council. Kelleher also serves on the executive committee of the Virginia Municipal League. Before she worked in local government, Kelleher was a property manager and analyst with Legum & Norman, a project administrator with ST …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Supervisor Jeff McKay said the construction is currently on schedule.
The construction on Costco Wholesale is still on schedule and the store is slated to open in spring or early summer, said Supervisor Jeff McKay in a recent interview. SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben told Patch a few weeks ago that the ground at the location was being allowed to properly settle and the building itself won't take long to build. McKay said some people may have thought the construction progress was stalled because they went in early and tore down the old multiplex. "For environmental reasons they had to allow the site to sit for six months," McKay said. "In addition to that, because of some of the freezing temperatures we've had, they made a strategic decision to delay some of the other construction until …