Thursday, January 24, 2013
After announcing his departure, Southeast Fairfax Executive Director reflects on time at nonprofit organization.
Southeast Fairfax Executive Director David Versel announced his departure from the non-profit on Tuesday. Versel will be leaving SFDC on Jan. 31 to work at the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. During his tenure at SFDC, Versel completed many revitalization projects on the Route 1 corridor, including the Beacon of Groveton apartments and phase two of the Kings Crossing development. Versel has made it a priority to connect with residents of the Route 1 corridor and educate them about revitalization, speaking at many local events. Patch caught up with Versel to discuss his time at SFDC. Patch: What will you be doing in your new role at the Center for Regional Analysis? David Versel: My title will be Senior Research …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
David Versel will leave the non-profit to work at the Center of Regional Analysis.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) Executive Director David Versel recently announced he is leaving the non-profit on Jan. 31. Versel will work for Dr. Stephen Fuller at the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. "While my time at SFDC was relatively short, I am very proud of the changes that have occurred in both the organization and the Richmond Highway corridor during my tenure," Versel said in an email sent to SFDC listserv subscribers Tuesday. Versel began his tenure as executive director of SFDC in November 2011. The last year and a half was a banner year for the organization; the longtime efforts of the Board of Directors and staff brought many new projects to the Route 1 corridor including Kings …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Mary Thonen Beautification Awards were distributed at Wednesday's open house.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation unveiled its new office and recognized local property owners for their beautification efforts at its open house Wednesday night. Residents turned out in droves at the open house, which was hosted at SFDC's new office in Groveton. "I'm completely floored by the turnout," Versel said. "I was expecting half as many people." The following commercial property owners received Mary Thonen Beautification Awards for making extraordinary efforts to beautify their sites. Montebello was also recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for its longtime commitment to beautification.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The developer of the mixed-use redevelopment project in Huntington is expected to submit a rezoning application soon.
A&R Development met with the Huntington Community Association to provide an update and field questions from residents about its proposed 173 unit mixed-use redevelopment project at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Biscayne Drive Thursday night. “The Biscayne developer did say they were asked by the planning staff to add additional parking ratios, so they are not going to have about two spaces of small retail in the building,” HCA Treasurer Michael Andel told Patch in an email. According to the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, A&R isactively working on a rezoning application and should submit the application in the next few months. The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority approved an amendment to the Huntington …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Local economic development corp. invites community to new offices.
The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation will ring in 2013 Wednesday with an open house. Guests will learn more about SFDC’s new office space and logo, the completion of the Beacon of Groveton and Kings Crossing Phase II, and the approval of new revitalization projects on Richmond Highway. SFDC will also present the 12th annual Mary Thonen Beautification Awards to five properties that have made outstanding efforts to improve the appearance of their business through landscaping and planting. The Montebello condominiums will be recognized for its status as a leader in the beautification of the Route 1 corridor for two years. The SFDC open house is free and open to the public. The open house will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 6677 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The rezoning plan will be up for a vote in March.
The Adler Shopping Center located at 6200 Richmond Highway may face redevelopment in coming months. Local developer Capital Investment Advisors has formed a partnership with the current property owner to create preliminary plans for The Grande at Huntington, a 360-unit mid-rise residential development with 30,000 square feet of ground level retail, according to the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Tenants of the shopping center include Fast Eddie's and Viet House. The developers of this property have submitted a revised Comprehensive Plan Amendment, which was approved by the Department of Planning and Zoning on Dec. 4. The rezoning plan is under review by Fairfax County and will be voted upon by the Fairfax County Board of …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The store is expected to open by next spring.
Construction on the Mount Vernon Costco Wholesale location, at Richmond Highway and Buckman Road, is progressing. According to SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben, site prep work is progressing and the store is expected to open in May 2013. The store will be located at the former site of the Mount Vernon Multiplex, which was demolished last spring. The 143,000-square-foot warehouse will sit on a 12-acre site. Construction on the Costco Wholesale site began last spring. Other Costco locations in Virginia are near Pentagon City in Arlington and in Chantilly. For more updates on new businesses in Fort Hunt, subscribe to the Fort Hunt Patch daily newsletter. Click here to subscribe.
The store is expected to open by next summer.
The construction work on the Mount Vernon Costco Wholesale store at Richmond Highway and Buckman Road is progressing along as scheduled, officials say. Site prep work is progressing and the store is expected to open in May 2013, according to SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben. The store will be located at the former site of the Mount Vernon Multiplex, which was demolished last spring. The 143,000-square-foot warehouse will sit on a 12-acre site. Construction on the Costco Wholesale site began last spring. Other Costco locations in Virginia are near Pentagon City in Arlington and in Chantilly. For more updates on new businesses in Fort Hunt, subscribe to the Fort Hunt Patch daily newsletter.Click here to subscribe.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Take a look back at this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
Huntington-Belle Haven Patch The Huntington community weathered Hurricane Sandy with minimal flooding and damage to homes. The Route 1 Corridor experienced some minor damage from Hurricane Sandy, including some downed trees and power outages. Fort Hunt Patch Patch caught up with Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th), who discussed sequestration and its effect on Northern Virginia’s economy. Mount Vernon Patch Historic Mount Vernon has launched a new digital encyclopedia about the life of George Washington and the history of Mount Vernon. SFDC will unveil new wayfinding signs on Route 1 on Wednesday.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Phase 1 Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation's Wayfinding Signage Program marks major commercial areas.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation will commemorate the beginning of the installation of wayfinding signage on Wednesday as part of its efforts to revitalize Richmond Highway. The program aims to create a cohesive feel for Richmond Highway and guide visitors to historic and cultural amenities. Phase I includes 12 signs that mark Richmond Highway’s commercial areas: North Gateway, Penn Daw, Groveton, Hybla Valley, and Mount Zephyr. Of these signs, seven will be gateway signs and five directional signs will be installed, according to SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben. The installation began on Thursday and will be completed in the next few weeks, Ben told Patch. The Richmond Highway Wayfinding Signage program is …