December 2021 County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Published on December 06, 2021

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The Arlington County Board will consider and act on dozens of items at its Regular Board Meeting on Saturday, December 11, 2021, and its Recessed Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  

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 County Board Meeting. 

Virtual participation options are available to the public through Microsoft Teams. All visitors to the Ellen Bozman Government Center at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. must wear a mask or maintain a 6 ft distance from others. If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please consider watching the meeting’s live webcast or cable broadcast or participating virtually via Microsoft Teams. More information on how to participate or watch virtually provided below. 

Comment on Agenda Items and Speak at the Meeting  

Send your written comments on agenda items to the County Board at CountyBoard@arlingtonva.us. All comments received by the Board are made part of the public record and are before the Board members as they consider items. 

If you wish to comment during the Public Comment period at the start of the Regular Hearing, or on a Regular Public Hearing Item, register in advance on the County Board website, where you can also find details on public participation in virtual Board Meetings, or call the Board Office at 703-228-3130 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Online Registration opens once the agenda for the meeting is posted, approximately one week before the meeting. 

Watch it Live 

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

Saturday, December 11, 2021 – Regular County Board Meeting  

View the agenda and staff reports (Note: some reports are posted closer to the meeting date). Consideration of agenda items will begin no earlier than 9:00 a.m. 

Pentagon City Sector Plan - The County Board will hear public testimony and consider a request to advertise a February public hearing on the draft Pentagon City Sector Plan, which is the culmination of the years-long Pentagon City Planning Study.   

The sector plan provides an over-arching guide for future redevelopment and policymaking in the Pentagon City area.  Its recommendations were informed by a robust analysis that addressed key topics and questions that arose during the planning process, as well as extensive public engagement that included a focus group, public workshops, virtual open houses, and briefings with County commissions and committees. If the Board approves the request to advertise, public feedback will also be considered at a public hearing in February.  

Full build out of the plan would add density in the area that provides on-site affordable units and an enhanced multi-modal transportation system that prioritizes transit, walking, cycling, and micro-mobility. It would also deliver approximately 4.5 acres of new public parks and plazas, a 1-acre expansion of the Virginia Highlands Park, and 3 miles of public pedestrian pathways. To read the staff report, scroll to #30 on the agenda. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – Recessed County Board Meeting  

The Recessed Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. with reports from the Board Members and the County Manager. Agenda items will begin no earlier than 6:30 p.m. 

The meeting will be live streamed on the County website, and on YouTube, and broadcast on Arlington TV, the County’s cable channel, with live captioning, on Comcast 25 & 1085 (HD), and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. Videos of Board meetings are archived on the County website (with captions and staff reports) and on YouTube

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

Public Hearings 

No earlier than 6:30 p.m. the Board will hold a public hearing and consider any items pulled from the Saturday Consent Agenda. Regular public hearings will be held after carryover Consent Agenda items are considered. 

Media Contact 

Bryna Helfer, 703-228-7943