|A sea of concrete along Columbia Pike.|
The group is convened by the Washington chapter of the Urban Land Institute. The panel will conduct an abbreviated version of the ULI’s Technical Assistance Panel (a “mini-TAP”) and will present the results to the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization (OCR).
The public is invited to the panel’s presentation on July 21, 5 p.m., at the Mason government center, 6507 Columbia Pike.
To prepare for the TAP, the OCR has posted an online survey to solicit feedback from the community on their assessment of Annandale and suggestions for improvement. The survey closes on Tuesday, July 12.
The TAP will focus on the area along Columbia Pike. It is expected to cover such issues as design elements, the best mix of businesses, existing assets to build on, temporary improvements, economic vitality, promotional and educational strategies, and specific sites with the most potential for redevelopment.
The TAP is “a tremendous opportunity to get a fresh perspective on the Annandale Commercial Revitalization District by having a mix of industry professionals apply their expertise and creativity to Annandale and generate ideas for its future enhancement,” says Laura Baker of the OCR. “The strategies that are proposed by the panel could be permanent, temporary/pop-up, seasonal, or interim ideas.”