The County Board today set public hearings in June for Zoning Ordinance amendments regarding retail signage, and the Rosslyn Streetscape Elements Plan. The Board voted 5 to 0 to advertise the hearings.
The Zoning Ordinance Sign Regulation amendments, if approved, would allow more sign area for projects in commercial/mixed-use districts that contain retail uses in certain configurations – such as retail fronting on public plazas, or multiple stories of retail. The amendments also would allow an increase in the maximum allowed size of blade signs in commercial/mixed-use and industrial districts.
Requests from some of the County Board’s advisory commissions, the development community, Business Improvement Districts and partnerships and other stakeholder groups prompted the study.
- Read the complete staff report
- View details about Planning Commission public hearings; these amendments are expected to be heard June 5
- View details about County Board public hearings; this plan is anticipated to be heard on June 17
The Board also set public hearings in June on the Rosslyn Streetscape Elements Plan. If approved, the plan would establish a cohesive set of streetscape furnishings to strengthen Rosslyn’s character, and encourage more pedestrian use and vibrancy in Rosslyn’s core.
The plan, initiated by the Rosslyn Business Improvement Corporation, will be a companion document to the Rosslyn Sector Plan and the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor Streetscape Standards that provide guidance for streetscape furnishings in the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Streetscape elements in the plan include benches; trash and recycling cans’ planter pots; bike racks; tables; chairs; an information cart; a solar charging station; a news box corral; a newspaper vending machine; tree fence labels, sign poles and tableau informational markers.
Guidelines and designs for Arlington’s first parklet – a publicly accessible deck platform that serves as an extension of the sidewalk, usually built in the parking lane adjacent to the curb – are also part of the plan. The prototype is planned for the public right-of-way at the northwest corner of North Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard.
- Read the staff report.
- View details about Planning Commission public hearings; this plan is anticipated to be heard on June 5.
View details about County Board public hearings; this plan is anticipated to be heard on June 17 or June 20.