Virginia

Northern Virginia is an economic engine and with smart investments in walkable, inclusive, transit-oriented communities, the region can continue to thrive while reducing traffic and saving open space.

That’s why we support transit communities, revitalization of aging commercial corridors, and transit investments in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, and Prince William.

Yet, some still push for a return to 1950s-style development and an outer beltway that will gobble-up farms and forests, and divert resources from existing transportation needs. That’s why we must also fight for reform in transportation policies at the state level and encourage smart growth policies statewide.

Event: A Virtual Walk & Talk Along Little Hunting Creek

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If you missed our virtual stream walk with the Audubon Naturalist Society and Fairfax County staff, you can watch the presentation here. From ANS: On September 10th, 2020, Fairfax County staff Charles Smith & JoAnne Fiebe led us on a virtual walk-and-talk of an area around Mount Vernon Plaza, part
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ACTION ALERT: Because this design is unsafe

ACTION ALERT: Because this design is unsafe

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Higher speeds and wide roads that prioritize cars over people have led to rising pedestrian crashes and fatalities. Four people have been struck and killed along the Richmond Highway corridor already in 2020, the latest just a couple weeks ago. Thanks to advocacy by CSG and local partners, VDOT is
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ACTION: Support Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria

ACTION: Support Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria

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The City of Alexandria wants to hear from you as they develop an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) policy. You are encouraged to view the City's second ADU presentation and provide feedback on how Alexandria can create an ADU policy to help make more affordable housing options a reality in the city. 
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Arlington: Accessory Dwelling Units

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We strongly support the proposed ordinance, which proposes to establish a legal permitting process for accessory apartments. We commend the County for recognizing the potential of accessory units as an important opportunity to address the County’s tremendous housing shortfall–for households at all income levels. Accessory Dwelling unit permissions are recognized as a national best practice for mature, single-family housing neighborhoods like in Arlington.
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