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Monday, May 29, 2017

Lincolnia residents celebrate pool opening in style

Fun times in Lincolnia. [Photos by Loretta Principe]
Lincolnia residents, dressed in crazy costumes, took part in the third annual “world’s smallest parade” Saturday to celebrate the opening of the pool season.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Plans dropped for townhouse project on Gallows Road

This wooded stretch along Gallows Road will remain as is for the time being.
The proposal for a 66-unit townhouse project on a wooded 9.5-acre property on Gallows Road is not going forward.

A report by Fairfax County Planning and Redevelopment staff recommends against an amendment to the county’s Comprehensive Plan to raise the allowable density on the site to five to eight dwelling units per acre, which could permit as many as 76 townhouses. The staff report instead recommends maintaining the status quo for the site, which calls for one to two units per acre.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Grand opening of Princessland today

The entrance to Princessland is on Maple Place.
The public is invited to the grand opening of Princessland, a spa for girls, at 7224 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Saturday, May 27, at 3 p.m. Coupons, door prizes, and raffles will be available at today’s event.

Princessland offers hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, and makeovers for girls age 4-18. The owner, Melissa Ochoa, says Princessland is a great place for special events, like birthday parties. Boys are welcome, too, as the shop will host parties with non-girly themes like dinosaurs. (The apostrophe in the middle of “Princessland” has been dropped.) 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Annandale man arrested for attempted bank robbery

Richardson [FCPD]
Officers from the Mason Police District arrested Montrell Richardson, 41, of Annandale May 25, at around 11 a.m., following an attempted bank robbery, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

Richardson is suspected of trying to rob the BB&T Bank at 6120 Arlington Blvd., in the Willston Shopping Center in Seven Corners.

Police were called after he passed a note to employees demanding money. He fled before receiving any cash. When officers spotted him in the area, he fled but was apprehended.

Improvements planned for Barcroft Plaza

Barcroft Plaza is getting a facelift, the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) reports. Federal Realty Investment Trust plans to spend $3.2 million on new facades, improvements to standalone building that houses Bank of America, outdoor seating for Starbucks, and a better connection between Harris Teeter and the stores at 6464 Lincolnia Road.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Traffic roundabout planned for Ravensworth Road

How traffic moves in a roudabout. [VDOT]
The Federal Highway Administration and Virginia Department of Transportation are planning to install a traffic roundabout at Ravensworth Road and Jayhawk Street in Annandale.

The public is invited to a meeting on the project June 5, 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road in Annandale. Staff from the two agencies will answer questions and share displays at 7; the presentation will begin at 7:30.

The roundabout would be an alternative to a traffic signal, says Terry Yates of VDOT.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We’re taking a break

The Annandale Blog is taking a little vacation. Check back later. We should be up and running again by May 27 or so.