For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Contact: Shannon Whalen McDaniel 703-228-3685 (voice) 703-228-4711(TTY)
Contact: Myllisa Lardieri Kennedy 703-228-3152 cell: 571-722-8721 (voice) 703-228-4611(TTY)
ARLINGTON, Va. – Wider sidewalks, new bus shelters, better lighting, underground utilities and street trees are all part of the Columbia Pike “Town Center” improvements that Arlington County the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization and residents will celebrate in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, November 16.
Columbia Pike, a major east-west artery across south Arlington, is being transformed to a more welcoming place for pedestrians, commuters and businesses through community vision and County, state and private investment. The streetscape project, extending from S. Garfield Street to S. Oakland Street, is funded equally by the Virginia Department of Transportation and Arlington County. For more information about this and other County projects along Columbia Pike, visit the County website.
Monday, November 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
The event is accessible via the ART 41 and ART 77 routes. On street parking is limited.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.