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April 12, 2014

Arlington County Board Adopts Rosslyn Plan Framework

The Arlington County Board today adopted the Rosslyn Plan Framework, an important foundation for developing the final Rosslyn Sector Plan Update. The framework lays out the vision and broad recommendations for how the community would like to see the area improve. It focuses on upgrades to parks and open spaces, transportation, improved urban design, and developing a new building heights policy. Its adoption is a key milestone in the long range Realize Rosslyn community planning process.
March 26, 2014

Columbia Pike Streetcar Will Generate $3.2-4.4 Billion Over 30 Years

A new study of the Columbia Pike streetcar’s projected return on investment shows a multi-billion dollar benefit to Arlington and Fairfax Counties, far surpassing the project’s estimated capital cost.
Arlington County Board Approves New Hotel Near Courthouse Metro Station
March 15, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves New Hotel Near Courthouse Metro Station

The eight-story, 161-room hotel will be located on the northwest corner of Wilson Blvd and N. Adams Street. The building will have LEED Gold certification and also include a restaurant on the ground floor.
February 25, 2014

Arlington County Board Authorizes $6.6M Construction Contract to Build Homeless Services Center

The Arlington County Board today approved a contract for $6.6 million, including a contingency of $1.1 million, to transform two-and-a-half floors of office space at 2020 14th St. North into the County's Homeless Services Center (HSC).
February 25, 2014

County Board Approves Alcova Heights Neighborhood Plan Update

The Arlington County Board today accepted the Alcova Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan Update.
February 25, 2014

County Board Recognizes 2013 DESIGNArlington Winners

The Arlington County Board today honored the winners of the County’s DESIGNArlington awards for their contributions to Arlington’s built environment.
December 17, 2013

Arlington County Board Accepts Updated Bluemont Neighborhood Conservation Plan

The Arlington County Board today accepted the updated Bluemont Neighborhood Conservation Plan, allowing the Bluemont Civic Association to pursue funding to transform the neighborhood to a true “urban village” with slower traffic, better sidewalks and revitalized commercial corridors.
Arlington County Adopts Innovative Tools to Increase Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike
November 16, 2013

Arlington County Adopts Innovative Tools to Increase Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike

The Arlington County Board today adopted several new Planning and Zoning tools that could add 9,500 new homes along Columbia Pike over the next 30 years, and will help the County reach the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan goal of preserving the affordability of approximately 6,200 market rate affordable homes. More discussion of implementation tools will occur at the County Board's December meeting.
Arlington County Board Approves Expansion of Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall
November 16, 2013

Arlington County Board Approves Expansion of Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall

The Arlington County Board today approved a plan to expand the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall that will bring outward-facing shops and restaurants to S. Hayes Street. The 51,000-square-foot, two-story, glass-and-metal addition will house five to seven new tenants. The new retailers' entrances will face S. Hayes Street – in contrast to most of the mall's inward-facing stores. The developer, Simon Property Inc., also plans site improvements that will complement the County’s multi-modal transportation improvements to S. Hayes Street.
Arlington County Approves Mixed-Use Residential for Virginia Square Site
November 16, 2013

Arlington County Approves Mixed-Use Residential for Virginia Square Site

The Arlington County Board today approved a site plan to replace one and two-story buildings located directly across from the Virginia Square Metro station with an apartment building featuring ground floor retail space, a public plaza, cultural and education space and underground parking.
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