Welcome to Huntington. Our community of around 600 homes sits on the northern
edge of the Mount Vernon District in Fairfax County, Virginia. Our neighborhood is
supported by a county park, a county community center, close proximity to Metrorail
and the Capital Beltway, and of course our residents.
|Holiday Party at Next Meeting December 5
The next meeting is our annual potluck Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5 in the Huntington Community Center, beginning at 7:30 PM.
Our meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM.
Open Transportation Survey
Fairfax County DOT is conducting a survey to gauge residents' preferences on funding transportation projects. The process is called the Countywide Dialogue on Transportation and the webpage can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/cdot.
Help prioritize these projects by selecting up to three projects in each of the five categories in the survey. We encourage you to take this survey so the voice of residents and businesses in this part of Fairfax County can be heard.
Huntington Levee Web Site
Fairfax County has set up a web page to describe the history and the progress on the Huntington Levee along Cameron Run. Updates to design and construction will be posted there.
'Stormwater Control Bond Passes'
Thank You Fairfax County Voters
Huntington can now look forward to future relief from flooding and evacuations.
Thank you, Fairfax County voters, for your strong and broad support of the Storm Drainage Improvements Bond.
Our community has struggled through increasingly severe floods for the past decade, and we are very happy to have taken the first step towards permanent protection. We offer heartfelt thanks to Supervisor Gerry Hyland and Chairman Sharon Bulova, who came to our community each time it flooded, extended a helping hand, and championed a solution. Thanks to the Board of Supervisors for taking the time to hear our case, and thanks to those members who supported us by voting to put this bond on the ballot. Thanks to Rep. Jim Moran, who joined the County in funding the initial U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study, and to other elected officials who also came to our homes in 2003, 2006 and 2011. Thank you to everyone in Huntington who helped to obtain signatures for the petition and to spread the word, both individuals and businesses. Thanks to our neighboring communities, who did so much to broaden our support and encourage us. Thanks to the Mt. Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations for taking an early position advocating protection. Thanks to the media for covering the issue, especially our local Patch and the Fairfax Times for a strong endorsement. Thanks especially to the core team who put so much thought and effort into this campaign and who helped guide our strategy and publicize our position. Many individual contributions together created effective civic action. And everyone in Huntington says thank you to the volunteers, charitable organizations, first responders, and County employees who have come here and given their best, over and over again, to help us recover.
Riverside Apartments Plans Expansion
Riverside Apartments has been moving ahead with its plans for adding 600 apartment units to its 1200 unit residential complex. The property owners presented their latest update at our September meeting. They have applied for a change to the county's Comprehensive Plan about two years ago, and are slowly working their way through the county's approval process.
The redevelopment plans call for adding parking garages surrounded by new apartment units to screen them from view. Also shown were plans for constructing a small amount of neighborhood retail space along Huntington Avenue and Old Richmond Highway. In the early planning stages, the project is years away from starting construction, and must wait for Fairfax County plan and rezoning approval first.
Get on the HCA "E" News List
Huntington Community Association has an official list of members who wish to receive quick updates
about events, crime watch, notices, announcements, and reminders by e-mail. To place your name on the mailing list, simply send your name and e-mail address to email@HuntingtonOnline.org.