The public and news media are invited to join a three-hour County bus tour by Arlington’s Joint Facilities Advisory Commission (JFAC), as members visit sites that illustrate current conditions or could help the County Government and Arlington Public Schools resolve pressing capital facilities needs.
The commission is an advisory body jointly appointed by the County Board and the School Board. This was a recommendation within the 2015 Community Facilities Study. The mission of the JFAC is to provide input to the Boards on capital facilities needs assessment, capital improvement plans and long range facility planning for both the Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools.
Space on the tour bus will be filled in the order of reservations received. Interested parties are also welcome to follow the bus from the Education Center in their own vehicles and must contact Jennifer Fioretti in advance and check in with staff at the Education Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
- Joint Facilities Advisory Commission bus tour of County sites
- Members of Arlington’s Joint Facilities Advisory Commission
- Arlington County staff
- Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. gathering followed by bus departure from the Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St.
- Departing from the Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St., the bus tour will make stops at:
9 a.m. Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy Street*
9:05 a.m. Presentation of Siting Process:
Ginger Brown, Commission Chair
9:15 a.m. Tour Begins
Welcome: Greg Greeley, Commission Vice Chair
Introduction: Aaron Shriber, Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD), master of ceremonies for tour
9:17 a.m. Travel to Buck Property – drive by, across from Education Center
9:30 a.m. Travel to Lee Highway properties
9:40 a.m. Walk exterior of properties, 5226-5275 Lee Highway**
10 a.m. Travel to properties – drive-by, 5138 and 5130 16th St N.
10:15 a.m. Travel to Carlin Springs property
10:25 a.m. Walk Carlin Springs site, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road*
10:55 a.m. Travel to Shirlington Road site
11 a.m. Tour Shirlington Road site, 2629 Shirlington Road
11:05 a.m. Travel to Arlington County Trades Center
11:10 a.m. Tour Trades Center, 2700 S. Taylor St.*
11:35 a.m. Travel back to Education Center
Close: Ginger Brown, Chair
Noon Tour Ends
*Rest Stop ** Time permitting
Schedule is approximate and subject to change