HFCI Board will monitor several projects which could have an impact on the historical aspect of Fairfax City. The first is the proposed construction of a sidewalk and retaining wall on the west side of Chain Bridge Road at Rust Curve. The second is the proposed sale of Paul VI High School site by the Diocese of Arlington. The HFCI board is also working with Novus Residencies LLC to create a contemplative space and new landscaping at the Jermantown Cemetery.
HFCI continued to provide funds for the ongoing renovation of Blenheim and was able to assist with providing funding for short term exhibits at the Fairfax Museum and visitor center. Also in 2015, Old Town Square was opened and the replanting of the Kitty Poser garden started.
April 17, 2014
The Washington Post published an article called “Digging Up a Path to History?”. During construction at University Mall, logs were unearthed which may have been part of a Civil War era road that stretched between Fairfax Court House and the Fairfax Station train station. In the article several HFCI members were quoted. The city’s historic resource staff were able to obtain many of the logs for testing and preservation thanks to the alert eyes of HFCI.