Below is the article... I think this is pretty ridiculous. This disrupts the continuity of Main Street (which runs along the historical Little River Turnpike along Rt. 236 and 50) and Lee Highway. It's also ridiculous because it'll be one name for portions of TWO roads -- to stay on Fairfax Boulevard at the corner of 50 /29/236, you'll have to make a turn. Plus I personally think Main St and Lee Hwy have more character than unimaginative "Fairfax Boulevard". Everything around here already has the name Fairfax in it.
Article is below, taken from http://www.ci.fairfax.va.us/residents/CommunityRelations/CityScene/cityscene%2006-05.pdf
On July 1,the city will rename the entire length of Route 50 in the city “Fair-
Currently,west of Kamp Washington, “Lee Highway ”from Kamp Washington
to Fairfax Circle,and “Arlington Boulevard ” east of Fairfax Circle..
Lee Highway (Route 29) will not change its name south of Kamp Washington and north of Fairfax Circle. The city will install traf ﬁc signs identifying Fairfax Boulevard. This change was recommended by the Lee Highway Task Force to
strengthen the corridor ’s identity and economic development potential.
The numerical designation of parcels will not be affected and the U.S.Post Ofﬁce will continue to deliver mail addressed to Lee Highway.
However,the proper legal address will be “Fairfax Boulevard ”and all governmental services,particularly emergency services,will be dispatched
using “Fairfax Boulevard.”
This change is part of the newly established Fairfax Boulevard Business
Improvement District (BID).The BID will provide enhanced levels of service
to improve the corridor ’s appearance and overall marketability.This will be funded in part by an assessment levied on Fairfax Boulevard businesses.
The City Council appointed 18 people to the BID board of directors, all of whom own property or businesses in the BID.This board will organize and direct the BID, manage requests of its members and oversee expenditure of its funds.For information,call 703-385-7862 .