February 2017 County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Published on February 18, 2017

[On 2/24/17, corrected the Tax and Budget Hearing dates to March (from April).]

The Arlington County Board will consider dozens of items at its February Board Meeting, on Sat., Feb. 25 and Tues., Feb. 28. The meetings, held in the County Board Room on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd., are open to the public. Visit the County website for information on speaking at a Regular County Board meeting. All County Board meetings also are broadcast live on the County's cable channel, ATV, with live captioning, and live-streamed on the County website. You can watch the Board meetings on Comcast 25 & 74 and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. Videos of Board meetings are archived on the County website. Among the agenda highlights:

Saturday, Feb. 25 Regular Meeting -- View the agenda and read the staff reports for this meeting. (Note: some reports will be posted closer to the meeting date).

(Note: this meeting starts at 8:30 am with public comment.)

  • FY 2018 Proposed Budget: The County Manager will preview his Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget at a work session with the County Board at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, and will formally present it to the Board at the Saturday, Feb. 25 Regular County Board Meeting. In March and April, the Board will hold a series of work sessions on the Proposed Budget. The Board will hold Budget and Tax public hearings in March, before adopting the FY 2018 Budget at its April Regular County Board Meeting. To read the staff report on this item, visit the County website: (Some of the reports associated with this item will be posted the week of Feb. 20-24). Scroll down to Item No. 29 on the agenda. To learn more about the FY 2018 Budget process, and opportunities for engagement, visit the County website.
  • Western Rosslyn Redevelopment: The Board will consider a series of actions related to the redevelopment of the Western Rosslyn Area with a new public school, a park, a fire station, a mixed-use development and an affordable apartment building. The proposed redevelopment was envisioned in the Western Rosslyn Area Plan, adopted by the County Board in 2015 following an extensive community planning process. The proposed redevelopment includes a new north-south street and reconstruction and regrading of 18th N. To read the staff report for this item, visit the County website: (Some of the reports associated with these items will be posted the week of Feb. 20-24). Scroll down to Items No. 26, 27 and 28 on the agenda.
  • Extending the County's lease at 2100 Courthouse Plaza: The Board will consider a 15-year extension of its lease at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., home to the County's administrative offices. To read the staff report, visit the County website: (The report will be posted the week of Feb. 20-24). Scroll down to Item No. 23 on the agenda.

Tues., Feb. 27 -- View the agenda for this meeting.

At the 3 p.m. session: The County Board Chair, members of the County Board and the County Manager will report on local and regional items of interest:

  • The County Manager will report to the Board on the Department of Environmental Services' investigation into complaints about unusually high water bills.

6:30 p.m. session: The County Board will hold public hearings on any items pulled from Saturday's Consent Agenda. In addition, the Board will hold a public hearing on:

Redevelopment of Ballston Central United Methodist Church: The Board will consider a rezoning, a site plan and related vacations for a proposed redevelopment of the Ballston Central United Methodist Church at 4210 N. Fairfax Drive, to be called Ballston Station. The Board also will consider allocating more than $3 million in Affordable Housing Investment Fund loan to finance affordable housing on the site, and will consider designating the Robert Ball Sr. Burial Ground, located at the site, as an Arlington Historic District. The proposed mixed-use development would provide 119 homes, including 48 committed affordable apartments, daycare and a church where the Ballston Central United Methodist Church now stands. The Ball family burial ground would be preserved. To read the staff report on this item, visit the County website: (The report on this item will be posted the week of Feb. 20-24). Scroll down to Item No. 31 on the agenda.