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JoAnne Fiebe, Program Manager

Richmond Highway Commercial Revitalization District

Richmond Highway Location Map


The Richmond Highway corridor is part of the historic Route 1 that serves the east coast from Florida to Maine.  The nine mile portion in Fairfax County extends from the Capital Beltway and the Huntington Transit Station Area to Fort Belvoir, a US Army base.  There are many assets in the Richmond Highway area such as historic Mount Vernon and Gum Springs community and significant environmental features. Two zoning overlays include a Commercial Revitalization District (CRD) and a Highway Corridor (HC) district. The CRD designation is applied mostly within the corridor’s six Community Business Centers (CBCs).

Adopted in 2018, the Embark Plan contains a new vision for the corridor that integrates high quality urban design and transportation to create walkable, mixed-use centers in many of the CBCs.  Roadway improvements and a new Bus Rapid Transit system are being planned to improve mobility.

Quick Facts:

Total Area: 698.90 Acres

Total Population:  6,939

Median Household Income:  $61,546

Median Home Value:  $327,019

Median Age:  32.2

Population 25+ with College Degree or More:  35.93%

Total Non-Housing Consumer Spending:  $91.1 Million

All values are 2018 Estimates for within CRD boundaries provided by ESRI Business Analyst Desktop.

Urban Design Guidelines Delivered to Board of Supervisors for Endorsement

Review the results of the community engagement processes that developed the Vol. II Richmond Hwy. District Guidelines

EMBARK Comprehensive Plan

A transportation, land use & urban design plan to create a multimodal future for Richmond Highway Corridor where residents, workers, and visitors can walk, bike, or drive to the places they want to go.

Richmond Highway Corridor Improvement Projects

Find out the latest from VDOT about roadway, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements for a portion of Richmond Hwy from Sherwood Hall Ln to Jeff Todd Wy.

2019 Revitalization Activity Report

Learn more about the revitalization activity within the Richmond Highway corridor and other Districts and Areas.

Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation

Develops, implements and supports projects that drive economic growth on the corridor

Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit Project

Find out the latest from Fairfax County Department of Transportation on the plans for transit on Richmond Highway.