LWV & PDC Providence District Candidate Forum

Providence District Council (PDC) is pleased to Co-Sponsor the League of Women’s Voters District Candidate Forum for Providence School Board on
Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA

Please plan to attend and share this important event with your neighbors and friends. We are also looking for volunteers to collaborate with the forum! We are seeking assistance in live-streaming the event.
Please email contact@pdcfairfax.org if you would like to help. 

Thank you.

Providence District Council

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Site Specific Comprehensive Plan Amendment

We encourage all PDC member and non-member HOAs to attend

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Site Specific Comprehensive Plan Amendment
for Fairview Park and INOVA/ICPH

(former Exxon Mobile site)
 This Public Hearing will be held in the Fairfax County Government Center Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. 
The following Staff Report has been posted on the Department of Planning and Development Website: Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

SSPA 2018-I-1MS: Merrifield Suburban Center Study 

Site Specific Plan Amendment #SSPA-I-1MS, concerns approximately 203 acres within the Merrifield Suburban Center consisting of Land Unit K and portions of Sub-unit I1 and Land Unit J (Tax Map Parcels 49-4 ((1)) 57, 71, 73, 73A1, 73A2, 74A and 74B).

The study area constitutes two nominations for Comprehensive Plan change: Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) on Land Unit K and Fairview Park (portions of Sub-unit I1 and Land Unit J).

The current Plan recommends office use at an intensity up to 0.35 Floor-Area Ratio (FAR) on the ICPH nomination area and office, accessory retail and public park uses on the Fairview Park nomination area. The authorization directed staff to consider mixed-use development up to an intensity of 1.0 floor area ratio (FAR) on the ICPH nomination site and intensity between 0.80 FAR to 1.0 FAR (since reduced to a proposed intensity of 0.65 FAR) on the Fairview Park nomination area.

The ICPH nomination proposes an academic and research campus with additional housing, hotel, and commercial uses; the Fairview Park nomination proposes residential office, hotel and other uses. The proposed SSPA was reviewed by a community task force. Please review This direct link to the staff report.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:30 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

More information can be found at the plan amendment website at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/plan-amendments/merrifield-subctr-study

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Affordable Housing

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a conversation on


With Thomas Fleetwood
Fairfax County Director of Housing and Community Development  

Providence Community Center 
3001 Vaden Dr. 
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Candidates’ Forum

For Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Providence District Candidates’ Forum

Bottom from Left to right: 
Phil Niedzielski-Eichner, Linh Hoang, Erika Yalowitz, Edythe Kelleher, Dalia Palchik

Five candidates seeking nomination for the Providence District Supervisor seat in Fairfax County will answer your questions and share their vision of our District and Fairfax County. 

Join us! 
May 6th, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
at the Providence District Community Center 
3001 Vaden Dr. Fairfax, VA 22031 
Multipurpose room #1, First Floor

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Our Air, Your Future. Creating Clean Air Advocates

March 13, 2019.  Elizabeth Spike, FCPS Science teacher presented on March 13th to the PDC audience about the efforts to lead a clean air movement. Click here to see this presentation.

Youth leading a movement for clean air
Youth Leading Movement for Clean Air
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November: GMBA

Guest Speaker 

Billy Thompson

Introduction to the Greater Merrifield Business Association

Founded in 1984, the Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA) was established to bring businesses together for the betterment of the Merrifield area and provide an avenue for better marketing, networking and growth. GMBA’s current President Billy Thompson will discuss GMBA’s current activities and agenda for growing and expanding opportunities for businesses in Merrifield. Currently a realtor and member of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club with Samson Properties, Billy Thompson is also the current President of GMBA. Billy Thompson’s family moved to Vienna in 1960 and 55 years later he continues to reside in Vienna with his wife, Pam. After Graduation from James Madison High School, Billy attended Northern Virginia Community College on a part-time basis. In 1976 Billy was the Founder of All Star Movers, and for 32 years, Billy was successfully the owner/manager of All Star Movers. During this time All Star Movers was recognized by Washington Consumer Checkbook and Washington Business Journal for providing outstanding services. In addition All Star Movers was the recipient of the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Business of the Year Award.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, 22031
Classroom 2 – Upstairs

The presenter’s bio

Billy’s Community Activities include:
1)    Past Chair of Vienna Tysons Chamber
2)    Appointed by Governor Mark Warner to 4 year term on Virginia Small Business Advisory Board
3)    Past President of Vienna Rotary Club
4)    Appointed to Tysons Task Force (planning the Vision of Tysons for the year 2040)
5)    Current President of the Greater Merrifield Business Association
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Preview of the next meeting agendas

A preview of our meeting agendas for fall 2018 to Spring 2019:

PDC is proud to bring a varied and current agenda to offer Providence residents and members the latest, firs-hand information on the most important issues in the community.

September: Updates on I66-VDOT
October: Climate Reality Check
November: The Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA)
December: Holiday convening
January 2019: Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan – Providence
March: Budget. County & Schools

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*PDC does not hold regular Meetings in July and August.


The PDC Board opened nominations by members to elect the 2019 Board. Former PDC President Tania Hossain graciously accepted to Chair the Nominations Committee. All our membership received an email with the invitation to volunteer at the Nominating Committee on July 26th and August 4th, 2018.



Join the PDC Board for its traditional summer picnic! Bring your best dish to share and have a good time discussing the issues affecting our Providence community.

to bring a dish

Add this the Date to your Summer Calendar!
DateMonday, August 20, 2018
Time6:30 – 8:00pm

PlaceEakin Park (Shelter)
8928 Glenbrook Road
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Continuing Care, June 2018

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Briefing on the phase I portion of the amendment
related to the development of a new zoning district and use category.

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Providence District Community Center
3100 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Guest Speaker

Donna Pesto
Deputy Zoning Administrator, DPZ, County of Fairfax, VA

Celebrating dedication

We are proud to announce that our very own Fran Wallingford andFlint Webb received public recognition within the last month. Flint, our PDC Membership Chair and environmental steward, received a Fellow Membership Award by the Air & Waste Management Association.


Fran, a Mantua neighbor and Chair of our PDC Land Use Committee, received today the recognition of Providence Lady Fairfax 2018 for her long time engagement and service to the community.

PDC is honored to have you

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Public Facilities Manual & Continuing Care

Join your PDC neighbors in May

What is the PFM and its impact in our community? 

Learn about the Fairfax County Public Facilities Manual on May 9th.

John Matusik, P.E.

Danielle Badra, MFA

Jan Leavitt, P.E.
Fairfax County Land Development Services

Ned Poffenberger
Fairfax County Federation of Citizen’s Associations Representative on the ESRC

The Public Facilities Manual (PFM) is the main source of information and guidance for construction projects. Staff from the Code Development and Compliance Division will discuss the overall purpose of the PFM and where it fits into the land development process. They will also discuss what’s being updated in the Manual and how the public can participate in this PFM update process.

TOPIC: PFM Amendments (see above)

DATE: May 9, 2018

TIME: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:   Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA

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