The Richmond Highway corridor is part of the historic Route 1 that serves the east coast from Florida to Maine. The nine mile portion in Fairfax County extends from the Capital Beltway and the Huntington Transit Station Area to Fort Belvoir, a US Army base. There are many assets in the Richmond Highway area such as historic Mount Vernon and Gum Springs community and significant environmental features. Two zoning overlays include a Commercial Revitalization District (CRD) and a Highway Corridor (HC) district. The CRD designation is applied mostly within the corridor’s six Community Business Centers (CBCs).
Adopted in 2018, the Embark Plan contains a new vision for the corridor that integrates high quality urban design and transportation to create walkable, mixed-use centers in many of the CBCs. Roadway improvements and a new Bus Rapid Transit system are being planned to improve mobility.
Total Area: 698.90 Acres
Total Population: 8,586
Median Household Income: $67,396
Median Home Value: $337,317
Median Age: 32.2
Population 25+ with College Degree or More: 39.65%
Total Non-Housing Consumer Spending: $94.14 Million
All values are 2020 Estimates for within CRD boundaries provided by ESRI Business Analyst Desktop.