The Arlington County Board will act on dozens of items at its September Regular County Board Meeting, Saturday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 27. Visit the County website for procedures for speaking at a Board Meeting. County Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on Comcast 25 and Verizon 40 and webstreamed on ATV.
Saturday, Sept. 24 Regular Meeting – View the agenda and read the staff reports for this meeting.
(Note: this meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. with public comment.)
- Westover Affordable Housing Loan Request: The County Board will consider lending the non-profit Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing up to $10.9 million from the County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund to help buy 68 units in eight apartment buildings in the Westover neighborhood. APAH’s purchase and rehabilitation of the units would preserve them for decades as affordable to households earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item No. 57 on the agenda for the Saturday County Board Meeting.
- Western Rosslyn Planning Area Actions: The County Board will vote on the temporary location for Fire Station No. 10 and take other actions related to the Western Rosslyn Planning Area. To read the staff report on Fire Station No. 10, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item No. 55D on the agenda for the Saturday County Board Meeting.
- Rosslyn Highlands Park Coordinated Open Spaces Plan: The County Board will consider a plan to redevelop Rosslyn Highlands Park. This is the culmination of a coordinated open spaces planning process started in July 2015 with the Board’s adoption of the Western Rosslyn Area Plan Study. The plan proposes a dynamic, urban community park offering a balanced array of active and passive recreational amenities in a way that integrates three fragmented open spaces. Major elements are organized around a central pedestrian path. A multi-use court, sloped green lawns, playgrounds, a lighted synthetic turf athletic field, a roof terrace and more are proposed. The staff report for this Item, No 55A on the agenda for the Saturday County Board Meeting, has not yet been posted.
- Neighborhood Conservation Program Funding: The County Board will consider approving several Neighborhood Conservation projects. These projects are prioritized by the neighborhoods and reviewed by the Neighborhood Conservation Committee before coming to the Board for final review and approval. The staff report for this Item, No. 48 on the agenda, has not yet been posted.
- Contracts to upgrade the Aurora Hills Community Senior Center/Branch Library and to underground overhead power and communication lines on Lee Highway at North Glebe Road: The County Board will consider approving a contract for $555,800 to install a new kitchen, ADA compliant bathrooms, floor finishes, storage rooms, an office, receptionist desk, circulation desk and other improvements in the Aurora Hills Community Center and and Branch Library shared building at 735 18th S. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item No. 34 on the agenda for the Saturday County Board Meeting.
- The Board also will consider approving a $2.7 million contract to underground existing overhead power and communication lines around the Lee Highway and North Glebe Road intersection. The undergrounding is necessary for future streetscape improvements in the area. The future streetscape project will include left-turn lanes on Lee Highway, new concrete sidewalks, new ADA accessible curb ramps, new traffic signals, bus shelters and street lighting to improve safety and access for pedestrians and motorists. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item No. 33 on the agenda for the Saturday County Board Meeting.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 Recessed Meeting – View the agenda and read the staff reports for this meeting.
At the 3 p.m. session:
- Board Reports:
- The Registrar of Voters will report on changes in polling place locations and other issues of interest for the Nov. 8 election.
- Manager’s Report:
- The County Manager will provide an update on issues related to the operations of short-term rentals, such as Arbnb, the online rental service, in Arlington.
- The Manager also will provide an update on the design of the replacement pedestrian bridge over Wilson Blvd. at Ballston Quarter. A design team from studioTECHNE has worked collaboratively with the Public Art Committee, County staff, the Manager-appointed Technical Advisory Committee and the Forest City project team to design the bridge.
At the 6:30 p.m. session:
- Ballston Quarter: The County Board will consider several actions relating to the replacement of a pedestrian bridge over Wilson Boulevard that links to Ballston Quarter and the approval of a development agreement between the County and developer Forest City, and other related financing documents. The staff report for the development agreement has not yet been posted. To read the staff report on the pedestrian bridge, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item No. 60 on the agenda for the Tuesday, Sept. 27 Recessed County Board Meeting.