Eight events of note in May 2022


We’ve updated our list of public information meetings, grand openings and launches taking place over the coming month. Following are eight events to consider adding to your calendar for the month of May:

Richmond Highway BRT Public Information Meeting: Turn Lane Analysis - Tue May 3, 6:30 – 9 pm

Community Center in Lee District, Alexandria

There will be an open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and a presentation at 7 p.m. The community center is located at 7950 Audubon Avenue.

Informational Briefing on Mount Vernon Rec Center Renovation - Wed May 4, 6:30 pm

Bucknell Elementary School, Alexandria

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in cooperation with the Mount Vernon District Supervisor’s Office, will hold an informational briefing to discuss the approaching renovation and expansion schedule of the Mount Vernon Rec Center (MVRC) on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The briefing will be held at Bucknell Elementary School located at 6925 University Drive, Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria... [more details]

Ribbon Cutting for the Community Center in Lee District - Sat May 7, 11:00 am

Community Center in Lee District, Alexandria

Join us for the Grand Opening of our Community Center in Lee District. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, activities and an opportunity to meet and engage with staff, community members and stakeholders. Read more about the center here... [more details]

Ribbon Cutting for Laurel Hill Central Green Playground - Sat May 7, 2:00 pm

Laurel Hill Central Green, Lorton

A new playground will open at Laurel Hill, and the public is invited to attend the opening celebration. The Fairfax County Park Authority and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck invite you to opening ceremonies for the new playground at Laurel Hill Central Green on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2 p.m. Please join us for brief remarks from local officials followed by the official ribbon-cutting and refreshments… [more details]

NVTA Six Year Plan Public Hearing - Thurs May 12, 7:00 pm

Hybrid (Northern Virginia Transportation Authority in Fairfax & Virtual)

The FY2022-2027 SYP Public Hearing will be held in a hybrid format, offering both remote and in-person opportunities to provide comment to the NVTA on multimodal transportation projects located throughout Northern Virginia, including the Richmond Highway widening project and Bus Rapid Transit. Due to pandemic concerns, it is strongly encouraged comments be provided virtually or in advance. For those who choose to… [more details]

Potomac Banks Brand Launch - Weds May 18, 10:30 am

George Washington’s Mount Vernon – East Lawn

More information to come on the launch of the new destination marketing brand for the southern section of Fairfax County.

Grand Opening: Julep Nails & Spa Sun May 22, 10 am – 5 pm

9142 Richmond Highway, Suite B

Located at Belvoir Square, the salon will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting, DJ, food and refreshments, and free gifts and gift cards for the first 50 clients.

Richmond Highway Speed Limit Study: Second Virtual Public Information Meeting - Thurs May 26, 7:00 pm


The Richmond Highway Speed Limit Study is assessing the 45 MPH speed limit on about eight miles of Richmond Highway (Route 1) between Belvoir Road/Meade Road and I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) to improve safety for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit users. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is holding its second virtual public information meeting about the study following its development… [more details]

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