As a member of the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Rodney was instrumental in attracting new business and development to the Historic Richmond Highway Corridor. As a result of his efforts, we’ve seen the development of the Beacon at Groveton, Wegmans, Springfield Mall, the development of the VSE headquarters at Metro Park, the leasing of office space by companies such as SAIC, The Tauri Group, GDIT and Booz Allen.
If we want Lee District to gain its share of growth and company expansions as seen in the areas of Tysons Corner and Reston, then we need to support the EMBARK Richmond Highway project . This project proposes to add additional retail, residential and office space along the 7.5 mile stretch of the Richmond Highway. This additional development will be supported by the creation of bus rapid transit and the eventual extension of the Yellow line from the Huntington Station to Fort Belvoir, and beyond. Rodney believes that this development is critical to the future growth of Lee District and Southeastern Fairfax County, and will work with the Board of Supervisors, development partners and community stakeholders to identify areas where this project can be jump started.
Rodney will push to continue building on the exceptional foundation that Supervisor Jeff McKay has laid with the redevelopment of Springfield Mall. Rodney will encourage the next phase of revitalization of the Springfield Mall and Central Springfield, projects that he has already been directly involved in.
Most importantly, Rodney will prioritize the development of new office construction along the corridor, which is the most critical factor in ensuring the housing jobs balance in our community.