Nauck Town Square


Location:        24th Road South and South Shirlington Road    View Map

Contact:         Chikwe Njoku  703-228-7472

Funding:         Commercial Revitalization Program- Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Status:           Planning and Design 2013-2014

The Town Square project is being developed as the anchor for the Nauck Village Center. Once completed, the Square will take up the entire block (between 24th Road South and South Shirlington Road). It will serve as a gathering place for residents to host a variety of community events and an area to showcase the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage as expressed through design enhancements and public art by award-winning landscape architect and artist Walter Hood.

The County Board adopted the Nauck Village Center Action Plan (NVCAP) on July 10, 2004 to provide guidance for public and private investment of the commercial core of the Nauck neighborhood. Settled by free African-Americans, the Nauck neighborhood is one of Arlington's oldest African-American communities dating back to 1844. At the time, the Board also designated  Shirlington Road Corridor as a Special Revitalization District (SRD), allowing properties within the boundaries of the the plan to receive special incentives and regulations. 

Proposed Improvements:

  • Open Space/Plaza
  • Public Art
  • Neighborhood History /Community  Information
  • Underground Utilities
  • Sidewalk/Pedestrian Improvements
  • On Street Parking
  • Seating/Tables

The County’s Neighborhood Services Division is managing the project in partnership with the Department of Parks and AED-Cultural Affairs.

Timeline:Related Documents:
Planning and DesignFall 2013 through Spring 2014
Cost Estimates and Preliminary DesignSummer 2014



Return to the Nauck Village Center Action Plan webpage

Last Modified: July 22, 2013
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