In November, 2012, the County acquired a seven-story office building at 2020 14th Street North. The new space will help the County meet immediate and evolving space needs. Read more.
The building also will allow the County Board to fulfill a commitment to the community to replace the inadequate Emergency Winter Shelter with a year-round Comprehensive Homeless Services Center, helping homeless persons get off the streets and into permanent housing. Read more.
Arlington County Board Approves Use Permit for Homeless Services Center
The County Board unanimously approved a Use Permit to allow a dormitory to be part of the new Homeless Services Center in the Courthouse neighborhood. The Use Permit allows the Center to include an overnight shelter, consisting of 50 permanent beds, five medical respite beds, and an additional 25 beds during winter. The Center also will offer comprehensive services aimed at getting clients into permanent housing. >>Read more
It is the County's intent to continue to be a good neighbor in the Courthouse area: The County hosted a series of public discussions and workshops designed to solicit input on certain physical and operational aspects of the property, including elements relating to the Homeless Services Center.
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Capital Improvement Plan approved
At its July 21, 2012 meeting, the County Board approved the FY2013-2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP totals $2.9 billion over the next 10 years (including Arlington Public Schools) and focuses on reinvesting in aging infrastructure and strategic initiatives.
The CIP includes plans for the 2020 14th St. North project. You can view all the details in the Manager’s Proposed CIP; see pages C73-75, which are pages 138-140 in the PDF document. For more information on the CIP, you can view the CIP presentation made to the County Board on July 21. You can also visit the CIP webpages.
The County Manager recommended purchase of the property Nov. 22, 2011 to fill current and future needs for office space in the Courthouse area. Now that the County has purchased the property, it will engage in a separate use permit process for consideration of the comprehensive Homeless Services Center. The County is now engaged in a public process to include all stakeholders.
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