Three Big Planning Projects on the Way in Northern Virginia

Big things are expected from planners in Northern Virginia this year.

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January 14, 2016, 11:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Michelle Krocker examines three big planning efforts underway in Northern Virginia for 2016. According to Krocker, all three plans—in Old Town North in Alexandria, Reston Town Center, and Arlington's Lee Highway—"are happening within the framework of last year's local election campaigns, with lagging economies, rising housing costs, growing poverty in the suburbs, and the question of where our jobs will sleep at night."

The three plans, with lots more detail and analysis provided in the article:

  • The Old Town North Small Area Plan in Alexandria will update a plan approved in 1992.
  • The Lee Highway Briefing Book "will examine existing conditions and policies that affect the corridor between Rosslyn and East Falls Church" to help guide future redevelopment in the area.
  • The redevelopment of Reston Town Center North in Fairfaz will create "eight block parcels with a grid of streets and a mix of uses…"

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