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List of all communities of interest with links
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Name
Description
Creator
Attachment
Link
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North Arlington - Halls Hill
Northwest section of Arlington County, including the historically-black neighborhood of Halls Hill, which is currently split between HD47 and HD 48. Schools, shopping, hospital form the basis of our Community of Interest.
Christine DeRosa
NA
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South Richmond
The interests of the parts of Richmond south of the James River are often overlooked at the local and state levels, especially of concern is limited infrastructure investment (transit, pedestrian, water/sewer) in the portions annexed in 1970. The split of this region between SD-10 and SD-16, leaves the interests of this predominantly urban/suburban region in conflict with rural Powhatan County in SD-10 or Matoaca and rural Dinwiddie County in SD-16. Potentially lacking the population to define a senate district on its own, the region should be included with regions of a similar demographic profile such as the remainder of Richmond north of the James River, Northern Chesterfield, or parts of Henrico County nearest to it.
Jonathon Wright
NA
3
Vienna - Oakton - Mason Area
Suburban area that is highly interconnected along a series of roads. Most people in this area work throughout this area (schools and universities) or commute to Washington D.C. Importantly, this area contains a large Student population (mostly at George Mason). This area is distinguished from the more urban Tysons, Reston and Fair Oaks Mall by its more spread out houses and pro-small town identity.
Adam Rizzoli
NA
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I-66 Corridor
The suburban and exurban communities around I-66 are very similar. A goof portion of the population commute into the DC metropolitan area for work. This region is affected by funding for transportation, as the state's most rapidly growing region.
Jose Uribe
NA
5
West End of Alexandria
Includes everything within the boundaries of the City of Alexandria west of Quaker Lane/Blue Stone Road.
Donna Fossum
NA
6
Charlottesville Urban Ring
What I consider "Charlottesville"
Ethan Tate
NA
7
Eastern Vienna / Dunn Loring / Northern Merrifield
The Eastern Vienna, Dunn Loring, Northern Merrifield communities together represent a diverse community of interest with households that share an interest in properly managing the shared infrastructure and institutions that have helped make the neighborhoods in this community of interest grow and prosper.
Jason V. Morgan
NA
8
Celebrate by Del Webb
Celebrate is an active adult community of over 1,000 homes in southern Stafford County. Route 17 is our main street and we would benefit from being in the same district as other communities along Route 17. Please redraw the 88th and 28th House Districts so there is no "carve out".
Frances Larkins
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Southwest/Southern Fairfax County
This area is more rural than the rest of Fairfax County, with a lot of houses with large properties, i.e. Clifton, Pope's Head. Includes public parks such as Fountainhead and Bull Run.
Jonathan Aden
NA
10
Northern Piedmont
Northern Fauquier and surrounding towns in Prince William and Loudoun are a mix of farmland, agri-tourism, and small communities of commuters, retirees, and young families. It serves the state as the northern gateway to the Shenandoah, and a common place for country weddings. Politically moderate, residents share a passion for conservation, rural life, and of course, horses.
John McAuliff
NA
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Greater Falls Church
Greater Falls Church should be considered a community of interest and kept in the same districts. While not geographically in the City of Falls Church, residents of Idylwood consider themselves to be part of the Falls Church community. We have Falls Church mailing addresses and are tied more closely to Falls Church than we are to Tysons or Vienna.
Matthew Savage
NA
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Tysons Urban Center
The Tysons Urban Center is designed to house 100,000 residents in an area developed under a detailed comprehensive plan. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/sites/tysons/files/assets/documents/pdf/comprehensive_plan/fc_comp_plan2017ed_tysons_amended04_04_2017.pdf. By definition, those constituents living in this urban center share extensive interests and deserve to have representation focused on those interests. Similarly those living outside this urban center deserve to not have their interests overshadowed by the interests of those in the Tysons Urban Center. Thus, to the extent practicable, district boundaries should align with the boundaries of the Tysons Urban Center (see attached). If the Tysons Urban Center needs to be split to achieve other goals such as equal representation, then the internal district boundaries of the Tysons Urban Center should be used to set such boundaries (see https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/sites/tysons/files/assets/documents/pdf/comprehensive_plan/fc_comp_plan2017ed_tysons_amended04_04_2017.pdf page 11, map 2).
Jason V. Morgan
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Nominal Falls Church
These are the areas that identify as Falls Church, including the city itself, Pimmit Hills/WFC Metro, Idylwood, Jefferson/WFC Proper, Lake Barcroft and Seven Corners. While Skyline/Baileys area has a Falls Church zip code, is more in community with South Arlington communities on the east side of the Crossroads.
Paul Parry
NA
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North Arlington - Halls Hill
This is a more accurate drawing/polygon of the area I am trying to identify as my COI, including Halls Hill, the historically-black community within this COI. (previous submission did not include all of Halls Hill).
Christine F DeRosa
NA
15
Charlottesville
Charlottesville and Albemarle County has a combined population of 156,000. 76% white. 24% non-white. Our largest employers are UVA, UVA Health Systems, State Farm Insurance, Federal and local government and tourism. Many people come to our area to retire, thus Lake Monticello is part of our community of interest. Charlottesville has more in common with Louisa, Orange and Culpeper than we do with southside Virginia. We have even more in common with Rockingham, Harrisonburg and Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro that are NOT currently in our district than we do with Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or Manassas that ARE in our district. We would like to see districts drawn with fresh maps, make sure the districts are contiguous, compact, communities of interest kept together, and to keep competitiveness while reducing partisanship.
Elly Tucker
16
Charlottesville District
Charlottesville and Albemarle County has a combined population of 156,000. 76% white. 24% non-white. Our largest employers are UVA, UVA Health Systems, State Farm Insurance, Federal and local government and tourism. Many people come to our area to retire, thus Lake Monticello is part of our community of interest. Charlottesville has more in common with Louisa, Orange and Culpeper than we do with southside Virginia. We have even more in common with Rockingham, Harrisonburg and Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro that are NOT currently in our district than we do with Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or Manassas that ARE in our district. We would like to see districts drawn with fresh maps, make sure the districts are contiguous, compact, communities of interest kept together, and to keep competitiveness while reducing partisanship.
Elly Tucker
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Charlottesville District
Charlottesville and Albemarle County has a combined population of 156,000. 76% white. 24% non-white. Our largest employers are UVA, UVA Health Systems, State Farm Insurance, Federal and local government and tourism. Many people come to our area to retire, thus Lake Monticello is part of our community of interest. Charlottesville has more in common with Louisa, Orange and Culpeper than we do with southside Virginia. We have even more in common with Rockingham, Harrisonburg and Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro that are NOT currently in our district than we do with Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or Manassas that ARE in our district. We would like to see districts drawn with fresh maps, make sure the districts are contiguous, compact, communities of interest kept together, and to keep competitiveness while reducing partisanship.
Elly Tucker
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City of Lynchburg
The city of Lynchburg and surrounding areas deserves better representation as a community or interest in the General Assembly. Both the 22nd/23rd districts of the House of delegates and 22nd/23rd districts of the Senate bisect the city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg has a single city government, school system and water authority. The immediate surrounding areas of Campbell, Bedford, Amherst and to a lesser extent Appomattox counties all share a close association with Lynchburg as well and should be considered for inclusion in the same congressional district. They share waste disposal services, a regional airport and Lynchburg is home to much of the region's healthcare and its only hospitals. The suburbs and immediate areas surrounding the city of Lynchburg share many economic interests with Lynchburg city residents and the continued gerrymandering of the region should be replaced with a compact district that better represents the area's interests.
James Nicol
NA
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Columbia Pike Corridor
The communities north and south along Columbia Pike are connected economically and by transportation with the bus line from the Skyline in Fairfax County through Arlington to the DC border
Sherry Skinner
NA
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Columbia Pike Corridor
The corridor includes highly diverse neighborhoods along Columbia Pike. Long neglected by WMATA's refusal to serve the area with a Metro line, the Corridor's many socioeconomically disadvantaged residents ride to work on Virginia's busiest bus route. Columbia Pike serves as South Arlington's "Main Street," with retail serving a racially and ethnically diverse clientele. The area's diversity and relative deprivation give it needs that are not always met by Arlington County. Elected officials from North Arlington have often voted as a block to halt projects in South Arlington, such as the Columbia Pike streetcar. The
"Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community" exhibit at the Library of Virginia shows that the institution recognizes the extraordinary diversity of this neighborhood.
Richard Skinner
NA
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Columbia Pike Corridor
The Columbia Pike Corridor, formed around our "Main Street" of Columbia Pike is a distinct community of shared interests. We share a transportation system, transportation challenges, and a shared rich and diverse culture. Our local government, Arlington County, has spent the last 20+ years doing comprehensive planning in this corridor as a whole - from the "Columbia Pike Initiative" to the "Columbia Pike Revitalization District" to the boundaries of the "Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization" to the "Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan", Arlington has long recognized the Columbia Pike Corridor as one community with shared needs, shared challenges, shared culture and shared values and done planning in our area as one community of shared interests.
Chris Slatt
NA
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Columbia Pike Corridor
Columbia Pike in Arlington is a unique neighborhood in Virginia. It is home to immigrants from all over the world, Economically, it is much less affluent than neighborhoods in North Arlington. To divide these neighborhoods in different districts will seriously reduce the voices of our immigrant population, which is primarily Latino. This would not be in the interest of the state of Virginia. For these reasons I consider Columbia Pike to be a Community of Interest that should be protected. Other thoughts about Columbia Pike to reinforce keeping the neighborhoods together:
1. Columbia Pike is the area with the highest bus use in Virginia. We have no metro stops, but our neighbors make heavy use of the buses to get to the Metro stations.
2. The area south of Arlington Blvd in Arlington historically has been the less affluent side of the county. Today, the Columbia Pike area is disproportionately populated by some of the poorest residents in NOVA.
3. The African American population of Arlington centers around the Columbia Pike neighborhoods. This is a remnant of our history since Reconstruction in the late 1980s, as former slaves and their descendants were red-lined out of most areas in North Arlington.
4. The Columbia Pike area is often called "the world in a zip code," reflecting the diverse cultures that live here. We do not have ethnic neighborhoods in Arlington, we have one area where everyone lives together. It's rare and it needs full representation in our government.
5. Latinos in particular, are the largest cohort of immigrants, and they are often the poorest. They live in substantial number along Columbia Pike. In Virginia, they comprise 10.5% of Virginia's population. They need their voices heard and breaking Columbia Pike up will greatly reduce their voices. Do not draw them out as they are an important block of Virginians.
In summary, keep the Columbia Pike neighborhoods together in one district.
Maria "Pete" Durgan, President Penrose Neighborhood Assn.
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