- Award named for former Arlington Economic Development Director Terry Holzheimer
- Virginia Chapter of American Planning Association cites plan’s overall scope, focus on encouraging redevelopment
Arlington County’s Rosslyn Sector Plan has won the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Holzheimer Award for Economic Development.
The County was honored for outstanding work on the 2015 plan at the chapter’s annual conference on July 18.
Each year, the Virginia APA chapter recognizes planning practitioners, citizens and innovative approaches to planning that make the commonwealth a great place to live, work and play. In bestowing the award, the awards committee recognized the Rosslyn Sector Plan’s overall scope and focus on encouraging redevelopment that advances the plan vision. The committee also viewed the work as a best fit for its remembrance of Dr. Terry Holzheimer, former director of Arlington Economic Development. Holzheimer died in 2014, while serving as director. He was a longtime APA member.
“The Rosslyn Sector Plan lays the groundwork for how we will transform one of our key urban centers into a dynamic economic and residential hub,” said County Board Vice Chair Katie Cristol. “Our planners, community members and local businesses worked countless hours to develop a plan to guide the redevelopment of Rosslyn for decades to come, and we are thrilled that their efforts have earned this recognition.”
The Rosslyn Sector Plan was the result of a nearly 3-year community planning effort, involving a diverse group of residents, property owners and business representatives. The 25-year plan provides both a vision and a guide to future growth and development in the Rosslyn Coordinated Redevelopment District. The plan aims to transform this economic hub of the County into a more walkable, dynamic urban center with significantly more housing and establish it as a more vibrant gateway to Arlington.
Learn more about the Rosslyn Sector Plan and its implementation at the County website.
About the APA Virginia Chapter
The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association aims to make great communities happen by offering continuing professional development and other valuable services to members that will enable them to excel in their practice. APA Virginia raises awareness about the many benefits planning offers as a foundation for effectively addressing the physical, economic and social changes that take place, and, provide effective leadership in planning advocacy.
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