The Arlington County Board will hold its first Regular Meeting of 2020 on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with public comment on items that are not on the agenda.
The January meeting will continue with the Recessed Meeting, beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 with reports from the Board and the County Manager. Public hearings for any item pulled from Saturday’s Consent Agenda will begin no earlier than 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, and regular Public Hearings will begin no earlier than 6:45 p.m.
County Board Meetings are open to the public. They are held in Room 307 of the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., above the Court House Metro Station.
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Watch it Live
County Board meetings are live-streamed on the County website, and broadcast live on Arlington TV, the County’s cable channel, with live captioning, on Comcast 25 & 1085 (HD), and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. The meetings also are live-streamed on ATV’s YouTube channel. Videos of Board meetings are archived on the County website (with captions and staff reports) and on YouTube.
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Regular County Board Meeting
View the agenda and read the staff reports. (Note: Some reports are posted closer to the meeting date.) Highlights include:
Infrastructure contracts – The Board will consider approving the award of three infrastructure contracts, awarded through competitive bidding:
- A Neighborhood Conservation project to improve the streetscape on 20th Road North, between North Vermont Street and North Utah Street, in the Waverly Hills Civic Association. The $1.112- million contract with Sagres Construction Corporation would improve pedestrian safety by adding sidewalks, ADA curb ramps and crosswalks, along with other improvements. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 34 on the agenda.
- A $4.478-million contract with J. Fletcher Creamer and Sons, Inc. to rehabilitate a water main in the right-of-way of North Glebe Road between Old North Glebe Road and Little Falls Road. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 36 on the agenda.
- A $1.423-million contract with Sagres Construction Corporation would improve the streetscape at four intersections with North Pershing Drive. Part of the Pershing Drive Complete Streets Project. The project would improve safety and accessibility for N. Pershing intersections at Highland Street, N. Garfield Street, N. Oakland Street, and N. Fillmore Street. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 35 on the agenda.
Clarifying standards for elder care housing in Clarendon – The Board will consider a Zoning Ordinance amendment that further clarifies the standards which currently allow elder care housing in the Clarendon Revitalization District. The County Manager has recommended changes that would more clearly show that eldercare uses are permitted on any lot designated for residential uses in Clarendon. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 26 on the agenda.
Relocating two polling places – The Board will consider approving the relocation of two polling places impacted by construction: the Overlee Knolls Precinct 017 polling place, from its current location at the Reed School, 1644 N. McKinley Road, to Resurrection Lutheran Church at 6201 Washington Blvd., and Rosslyn Precinct 019 from 1911 For Myer Drive to the Heights, the new home of the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, at 1601 Wilson Blvd. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 30 on the agenda.
Expanding family day care home capacity– The Board will consider Use Permits for six family day care homes seeking to expand their capacity from no more than nine children to no more than 12,as allowed under Zoning Ordinance changes adopted as a result of the County’s Child Care Initiative. The initiative addresses the accessibility, availability and quality of child care in Arlington. To read the staff report, scroll to the “Use Permit Requests” section of the agenda.
Protecting historical assets at Arlington National Cemetery – The Board will consider a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and other Consulting Parties related to the ANC’s planned Southern Expansion Project. The 70-acre project, in the general vicinity of the Columbia Pike/Washington Boulevard interchanges, adjacent to the Pentagon and near Southgate Road, will provide more burial capacity. The MOA, if approved and authorized for the County Manage’s signature, would mitigate adverse effects on historic resources within the project area. The expansion project will require partial removal of the cemetery’s blue granite Boundary Wall dating to 1897, and conversion of about 1.7 acres of the Air Force Memorial to burial and pedestrian space. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 31 on the agenda.
Tuesday, Jan. 28 — Recessed Meeting
View the agenda and read the staff reports for this meeting. (Note: Some reports are posted closer to the meeting date).
3 p.m. – Board and County Manager reports, awards and recognitions
No earlier than 6:30 p.m. the Board will hold a public hearing on any item pulled from the Saturday Consent Agenda.
No earlier than 6:45 p.m. the Board will hold any Regular Public Hearing.