Jay Fisette is Arlington’s 2017 County Board Chair and Katie Cristol is the vice chair.
Smart Growth News
The County Board authorized the County Manager to create a car-sharing program.
The Arlington County Board has voted to further reduce costs for the Columbia Pike Transit Stations project by choosing a design concept that includes the option of the stations being partially assembled in a factory, rather than built in place, reaffirming a “kit-of-parts” concept, which offers high-quality design and materials for the 23 planned stations.
The Arlington County Board received an update on Oct. 18 from state transportation officials regarding the potential traffic, environmental and fiscal effects to Arlington resulting from the I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension, which could see construction begin next year.
The Arlington County Board adopted today proposed amendments to the Master Transportation Plan Street Element, incorporating two innovative changes: a new pedestrian priority street type — a car-free street that provides pedestrians access to adjacent buildings — and “shared streets” — for pedestrians, bicyclists and low speed vehicular traffic.
A one-and-a-half day workshop will focus on creating diverse, sustainable neighborhods.
The Arlington County Board today approved a site plan amendment at 4040 Wilson Blvd. that will allow the applicant, The Shooshan Co., to develop a mixed-use building in place of a previously-approved office building. The approved development, Liberty Center, is part of the 5.35-acre Founder’s Square project that the County Board originally approved in 2008.
The Arlington County Board today approved the Phase 6 site plan for the Metropolitan Park development in Pentagon City. Developer Vornado plans a new apartment building with of 577 units and 9,665 square feet of ground floor retail space. The building will incorporate multiple rooflines with a maximum height of 22 stories. The community will gain three new open space areas, including the completion of the Metropolitan Park Central Park, a public courtyard open space and an enhanced streetscape treatment along S. Eads Street.
We are correcting an earlier release that listed the wrong dates for the Board’s consideration of two items on the July Board Meeting Agenda.
The County Board will take action on dozens of items this month. Here are some highlights from the agenda.