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


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 >>>

Image credit: Fairfax County Richmond Highway BRT website

Latest Happenings


CSG Comments on ALU proposal in zMOD

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March 9, 2021 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035 CSG-comments-on-zMOD-1Download RE: Testimony in Support of Accessory Living Unit Provision of zMOD Chairman McKay and Members of the Board: Please accept these comments on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG), the leading organization
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CSG Testimony on Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy Update (PA 2020-CW-2CP)

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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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