Fairfax County

Mosaic District. Photo: Sonya Breehey

Fairfax County is the largest jurisdiction in Virginia and the Washington region with over 1.1 million people. To accommodate expected future growth, manage traffic, and provide vibrant communities, CSG promotes transit-oriented redevelopment of the County’s aging commercial corridors and vast parking lots as a better way to grow. Providing mixed income housing opportunities close to quality transit, and safer streets for walking and biking  is the most equitable and sustainable way for the county to grow and provide opportunities for all.

Our Work in Fairfax County, VA

Safe Streets for Bailey’s | Calles Seguras para Baileys

The Coalition for Smarter Growth and CASA are partnering on the Safe Streets for Bailey’s Crossroads campaign to engage and organize the local community in advocating and winning safer streets and improved access to walking, biking, and accessing transit and services. Learn More >>

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ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan

Creating safe and connected ways to walk and bike in Fairfax County will take a strong vision and solid plan to overcome the disconnected and dangerous conditions we face today. That’s why the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan is so important. Let’s make sure Fairfax County knows there is strong support for making active transportation a safe and viable option to get around our communities. Learn More >>>

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West Falls Church Transit-Oriented Development

Plans are underway in Fairfax County to transform acres of parking lots at the West Falls Church Metro Station into a mixed-use community with enhanced transit, inclusive housing opportunities, new bike/ped connections, open space and linear parks, and upgraded stormwater management. All this would complement and connect to the City of Falls Church’s new high school and mixed-use redevelopment already underway. Together these projects will create a new inclusive, vibrant, and livable neighborhood in West Falls Church. Learn More >>>

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Embark Richmond Highway

Embark Richmond Highway is a comprehensive plan amendment for the Richmond Highway corridor in Fairfax County calling for transit-oriented development around the planned Bus Rapid Transit stations and significant bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Redevelopment will offer opportunities for upgraded stormwater management and other environmental improvements too. But we need to get it right! CSG is working with partners in the corridor to address community concerns about displacement and pushing for needed safety improvements along this dangerous roadway. Learn more >>>

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Latest Happenings

Metro’s Silver Line opens

The opening of Metro’s Silver Line will transform land use in Northern Virginia, according to the Coalition for Smarter Growth.

Will Terry McCauliffe Sign Off on a Notorious Sprawl Project in NoVa?

With Terry McAuliffe about to move in to the Virginia governor’s mansion, it’s unclear what will become of one of the state’s most contested transportation proposals — the Bi-County Parkway, a $440 million highway in the outer D.C. suburbs. Though it seems likely the current administration of Republican Governor Bob
Columbia Pike Streetcar Fact Sheet

Columbia Pike Streetcar Fact Sheet

The Coalition for Smarter Growth supports the streetcar as a key element of bringing new life to Columbia Pike. The streetcar is a good idea. Here’s why: Economic Development: Streetcars outperform regular buses in spurring economic development, a key need in Columbia Pike. The permanence of streetcar infrastructure has already boosted developers’ confidence in investing in the corridor.
A North-South Highway for Northern Virginia

A North-South Highway for Northern Virginia

The McDonnell administration has unveiled its vision for a north-south highway and other improvements to Virginia’s newest Corridor of Statewide Significance. The McDonnell administration has unveiled a recommended alignment for a limited access highway to be built as the backbone of the North-South Corridor of Statewide Significance in Northern Virginia. The 45-mile circumferential highway would start at Interstate 95 in the south, swing west of Dulles International Airport and terminate at Route 7 in the north. The route would following existing highways, roads and projects contained in the comprehensive plans of Prince William County and Loudoun County. In a brief presentation of the proposal yesterday to the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Deputy Secretary of Transportation David Tyeryar justified the project on the grounds that it would help Dulles airport compete in the air cargo arena and would serve an area on the fringe of metropolitan Washington whose population is expected to grow by hundreds of thousands over the next three decades.

Letter to Stephen Walter, Parsons Transportation Group Re: I-66 Tier 1 Draft EIS, Comments by the Coalition for Smarter Growth

Dear Mr. Walter: The Coalition for Smarter Growth, with members and partner groups in Northern Virginia, hereby submits these comments on the Virginia Department of Transportation's Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for I-66 ("outside the Beltway"). We agree that addressing transportation in the I-66 corridor should be a top