Hello Patch Readers!
I thought I would use this initial post just to describe myself and the contributions I plan on making to the Fairfax Patch Blog. As a Certified Planner and practicing Landscape Architect living in Fairfax City, I will be writing about the numerous issues effecting our built environment with the hope of sparking some discussions about what makes this city great and what can make it even better. Inititially, all posts will fall under one of the following four categories:
1. Urban Planning in the City, including the Fairfax Boulevard Masterplan, transportation projects, park projects, etc.
2. Specific Developments in and around the city, such as the Marriot Hotel on 123, the rejected Kamp Washington development, Mosaic at Merrifield, Metro West, and various projects at George Mason.
3. National planning trends that effect the city, such as sustainability, protection of waterways, and "suburban retrofits".
4. General observations and ramblings. This includes things I notice just being around the city like a park I'd never noticed, or thoughts on traffic light timing.
Subjects may eventually extend beyond these four categories, but I figured I should have a framework to start with.
Remember to feel free to share your thoughts and let me know if there is anything you think I should talk about. I hope there are other people out there who are as excited about living in this great little city as I am.