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Current Engagement Opportunities
ART Operations and Maintenance Facility Meeting #3
Tuesday, June 15: Arlington County is building a new facility near Shirlington Road to support the needs of Arlington Transit (ART). The project addresses the needs for operations, maintenance, parking, and administration of the County’s growing ART bus fleet and transit service.
Learn more about the project – including how community feedback has helped refine the project – and ask questions at our third virtual community meeting. This event will be held on the evening of June 15; visit the project page to learn how to join.
Ground Story Uses Study Feedback
Through Tuesday, June 15:The County would like your feedback on the Ground Story Uses Study, which will inform recommendations for permitting more use types for ground-floor commercial spaces in different parts of Columbia Pike. Find background information and provide your feedback online through June 15.
Crystal City Bike Network Community Meeting #2
Tuesday, June 15: The second community meeting for the Crystal City Bike Network will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM. This will be an opportunity to see the revised recommended bike network and provide input, review a summary of feedback from the first round of engagement, and ask the project staff questions. Visit the event page for details to join the meeting.
New! Public Facilities Review Committee Meeting – ART Operations and Maintenance Facility
Wednesday, June 16: The Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) will be meeting to discuss the ART Operations and Maintenance Facility project. This meeting will occur on the evening of June 16; meeting access information will be available on the FPRC page.
New! Route 1 Improvements Study Meeting
Wednesday, June 16: The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites you to join the third public meeting for the Route 1 Multimodal Improvements Feasibility Study. The meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the study and progress, provide input on updated concepts, and ask questions of the study team. Visit the event page to learn how to join.
Reopened! Call for Arlington Logo Ideas
Through Thursday, June 17: The Arlington County Board has reopened the request for submissions from the community for Arlington’s new logo. See the updated guidelines and submit your art through Thursday, June 17.
New! TRIP Transit Ridership Incentive Program Draft Feedback
Through Friday, June 18: TRIP is a program to improve regional transit service and reduce barriers to transit for low-income people, created by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). Feedback is now being accepted on the Commonwealth Transportation Board Policy document through June 18, and on the program application guidelines through July 7. Your comments will help inform the program’s procedures and details. Visit the TRIP website to learn more.
Lee Highway Land Use Scenarios
Through Sunday, June 20: The Plan Lee Highway team has developed different land-use scenarios based on community input and study area analysis. The scenarios were reviewed during a series of neighborhood area meetings (use the PLH Documents page to find your neighborhood area and view meeting materials) and are now open for comments in an online feedback opportunity. Share input by June 20.
New! National Landing BID 2021 Annual Meeting
Monday, June 21: This virtual meeting will also include a discussion about the BID’s work to make National Landing a more inclusive place, a sneak peek at our National Landing Market Analysis & Impact Study, a spotlight on our small businesses, and a fireside chat with Kimberly Driggins, Executive Director of the Washington Housing Conservancy. Register to join (and enter a giveaway raffle) on the event page.
New! Wilson Blvd Resurfacing Project for Complete Streets 2021 Meeting
Monday, June 21: Wilson Boulevard between N Frederick Street and George Mason Drive is being considered for roadway improvements as part of Arlington County’s 2021 routine resurfacing and remarking program.
We invite you to see the concept design informed by community feedback, ask questions, and provide feedback on the concept design. Learn more about the project and June 21 meeting on the project page.
New! Long Range Planning Committee Meeting – Crystal City Building Height Study
Wednesday, June 23: The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 23 to discuss the Crystal City Building Height Study. This meeting will be held online; visit the LRPC page to learn how to join.
County Board Meetings on Capital Improvements Plan (CIP)
June – July: The County Board will hold work sessions to learn more about the specifics of the CIP proposals. The Board also holds a public hearing and receives community feedback as it considers the Manager’s CIP proposal. The meeting schedule and viewing options are available on the CIP Work Sessions page.
County Board (CB) Meetings on Civilian Review Board
The Arlington County Board will be holding work sessions, listening sessions about the proposed draft Law Enforcement Civilian Review Board (CRB). Below are the meeting dates:
- June 22 (6:30 p.m.): CB Community Engagement Listening Session. Sign up here to participate in a 90 minute interactive conversation with County Board members.
- July 17 (9 a.m.): CB Public Hearing. Sign up to speak starting July 12 on the County Board website.
- Submit feedback online until July 17
Highlights from Previous Opportunities
Capital Improvement Plan FY 2022-2024: Input for the three-year FY 2022-2024 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) was collected in the Spring of 2021. The feedback and draft proposal are available to view on the CIP page.
County Board Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan: On Saturday, May 15, the County Board voted 5-0 to adopt a five-year Vision Zero Action Plan. The goal of Vision Zero is to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries within the County by 2030. The Action Plan is the culmination of nearly two years of community engagement and planning by Transportation staff and working groups representing communities across the County. View the Vision Zero Action Plan in English or Spanish online.
The Crossing Clarendon Public Space: In March of this year, the design team reached out to learn about the current uses of the Crossing Clarendon Public Space site and what new features would excite the community most. Nearly 200 responses helped inform the updates to the draft proposal including more seating and tables, a fenced-in play area, and more natural plantings. Check out the adjustments by clicking on this video!
Join us for Open Door Mondays where a board member will be available to discuss the topics on your mind.
The Constituent Services Team helps ensure Arlington’s government works for all those living, working, conducting business or visiting the County. The team provides a link between residents, businesses, visitors and employees who have problems or are seeking information and solutions.
Visit the Arlington Public Schools engage page to learn about current news and initiatives.
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Join Your Civic Association
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Attend Neighborhood College
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Join a dedicated group of volunteers who help with the County’s emergency preparedness — and who assist should a disaster strike.
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- My Arlington Apartments & Condos Map – (List view available)
- A-Z Directory of Services
- Resident & Business Ombudsmen
- Projects & Planning Site – details on projects around Arlington, by neighborhood and topic
- Open Data Portal – view County data; share input on info you’d like to see
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The PLACE initiative — Participation, Leadership, and Civic Engagement — launched in 2012 and was focused on updating the “Arlington Way” by expanding the ways in which our residents engage with each other and our government to enrich Arlington.