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Fairfax County should invest in the economic mobility, well-being and health of its historically marginalized and disadvantaged residents, a Pennsylvania-based developer told the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Advisory Commission on Feb. 16.
The goal is to maximize return on investment, in terms of social impact and the community, said Leon Caldwell of Ujima Developers LLC, who spoke after a presentation concerning economic development in the Route 1 corridor.
Caldwell touted an idea he called “holistic, equitable real-estate development.”
“This is a concept of building back better,” he said. “How do we do that in an equitable way while cultivating talent?”
Ujima Developers LLC last fall began work on the East Parkside project in West Philadelphia, near…