Media Alert: Workshops Scheduled for the Planning of Rosslyn

ARLINGTON, Va. – “What have we learned?” and “How do these ideas inspire the future vision?” are the topics of next public workshops and open house for the planning of Rosslyn.

The two-part evening workshops are a follow-up to the Realize Rosslyn kick-off meeting, events, and interviews with members of the community that began in December 2012.

Participants will dive deeper into the key topics; hear about key trends in Rosslyn that will inform the 20-year vision; understand Rosslyn's big opportunities for change; and identify preferred strategies for transportation, public places and building use and form. A major goal of the Sector Plan Update is to help transform Rosslyn's public realm so that it can realize its full potential as a great urban place.

At the first night of the workshops, participants will hear primarily about the community goals, preliminary analysis and initial major long-term plan opportunities gathered to this point. During the second night, participants will have the opportunity to discuss in small group settings where and how change should happen to achieve the following:

  • A more inviting, safer walking network
  • Improved transportation access choices
  • More and better public parks and greenways
  • Buildings that support Rosslyn's identity and world-class walking streets

Learn more about the Realize Rosslyn planning effort.


  • Arlington County staff and officials
  • Goody Clancy planning consultant team
  • Anyone interested in helping to shape Rosslyn's future


  • Realize Rosslyn Planning workshops and open house

When & Where:

  • Workshop Part 1

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013 — Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Workshop Part 2

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 — Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Working Open House

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 — Rosslyn BID Conference Room, 1911 N Fort Myer Drive, LL-10, 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

Project Contact: Anthony Fusarelli,, 703-228-3548.

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