County Board March Meeting Agenda Highlights

Published on March 13, 2020

The Arlington County Board will hold its March meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2020, starting with public comment on items that are not on the agenda at 8:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19 and our current state of health emergency, we will ask you to wash your hands before entering the meeting room, and we will seat attendees at least six feet apart.

The March Recessed Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March Feb. 24 with reports from the Board and the County Manager. The Board will hear any items carried over from the Saturday Consent Agenda no earlier than 6:30 p.m. and will consider Regular Hearing Items no earlier than 6:45 p.m. Visit the County website for information on speaking at a County Board Meeting.

County Board Meetings, held in Room 307 of the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., above the Court House Metro Station, are open to the public.

Watch it Live

County Board meetings are live-streamed on the County website, and broadcasted live on Arlington TV, the County's cable channel, with live captioning, on Comcast 25 & 1085 (HD), and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. The meetings also are live-streamed on ATV's YouTube channel. Videos of Board meetings are archived on the County website (with captions and staff reports) and on YouTube.

Saturday, March 21: Regular County Board Meeting

View the agenda and staff reports. (Note: Some reports are posted closer to the meeting date.) Highlights include:

  • Artis Senior Living Facility — The Board will hold a public hearing and consider a proposal to build an assisted living facility at the intersection of Lee Highway and N. Taylor Street. Artis Senior Living of Arlington, LLC is requesting to rezone nine parcels on the north side of Lee Highway to the RA8-18 zoning district and to construct a six-story, 175-unit assisted living facility with a 10,000 square-foot area of public open space proposed on the corner of Lee Highway and N. Taylor Street. The facility would also include a partially below-grade parking garage for up to 112 cars. The nearly three-acre site now has a scattering of vacant single-family homes. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 37 on the agenda.County seal

  • 1900 Crystal Drive Site Plan, Crystal City PDSP —The Board will hold a Public Hearing and consider a Phased Development Site Plan for three non-contiguous sites in Crystal City, a Final Site Plan for 1900 Crystal Drive, and several related actions. If approved, the PDSP would bind three non-contiguous projects in Crystal City together from the perspective of the maximum amount of density achievable with each final site plan application and a community benefits package related to the cumulative amount of additional density associated with the three site plan projects. The Board will also consider one of those site plans, which, if approved would redevelop 1900 Crystal Drive with two residential towers with a total of 811 units. There would be ground-floor retail in each tower, as well as single-story "mid-block" retail. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 38, A-G on the agenda.

  • Expanding the Children's Regional Crisis Response program — The Board will consider accepting $1.28 million from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for regional mobile children's crisis response services. If approved, the funding would pay for more staffing in the Children's Regional Crisis Response program, allowing the program to provide services to twice as many clients, and to extend the age of the young people served from 17 to 21. The Crisis Response program is a 24-hour mobile crisis stabilization service for youth up to age 17 in Northern Virginia who face behavioral health crises. The service is operated by the National Counseling Group and primarily funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Arlington's Department of Human Services and the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office jointly manage the contract. To read the staff reports, scroll to Items No. 25 on the agenda. 

Tuesday, March 24: Recessed Meeting  

View the agenda and staff reports. (Note: Some reports are posted closer to the meeting date).

3 p.m. — Board and County Manager reports, awards and recognitions

No earlier than 6:30 p.m. the Board will hold a public hearing on any item pulled from the Saturday Consent Agenda.

No earlier than 6:45 p.m. the Board will hold Regular Public Hearings

  • Key Bridge Marriott — The Board will hold a public hearing and consider a site plan amendment that, if approved, would allow the existing 12-story Rosslyn hotel to be partially demolished, and its 445 rooms renovated. Three new residential buildings would be added to the 5.5-acre site at 1401 Lee Highway. The three new buildings, each 16 stories, together would offer 451 units. The applicant has committed to achieve LEED Gold certification for the residential buildings and LEED Silver for the hotel and will install ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliances. Among other community benefits, the developer would contribute land for a new public park on the site, fronting on Fort Myer Drive, $870,075 to help plan and build the park, and a contribution of $1.75 million to the County's Affordable Housing Investment Fund. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 39 on the agenda.