September 2022 County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Published on September 14, 2022

September 2022 County Board Meeting 

Agenda Highlight Items 

The Arlington County Board will consider and act on dozens of items at its Regular Board Meeting on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., and its Recessed Meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. 

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 also available to the public through Microsoft Teams. 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 is provided below. 

Comment on Agenda Items and Speak at the Meeting

Send your written comments on agenda items to the County Board at 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 more 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. In accordance with updates to the Board’s meeting procedures adopted in July 2022, registrations for the 8:30 Public Comment period must be submitted no later than 8:15 AM on the morning of the meeting. As a reminder, only one speaker per topic will be heard. 

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, September 17, 2022 – Regular County Board Meeting 

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

Courthouse West, Item #44. The Board will consider the adoption of the Courthouse West Special General Land Use Plan (GLUP) Study Document to guide future redevelopment for the site located on the block bordered by Wilson Boulevard, North Cleveland Street, Clarendon Boulevard, and North Danville Street. As part of the Study Document, the Board will consider maximum building height guidance for 12 to 16 stories to support mixed-use, medium-density development consistent with the vision for the study and a future GLUP designation of “Medium” Office-Apartment Hotel. Although the County Manager is recommending a 12-story maximum building height, at its July 16, 2022 meeting, the Board expanded the scope of the advertisement to allow for discussion of a 16-story maximum building height. If approved, a GLUP amendment and an associated rezoning may be considered in the future to guide potential redevelopment of the site. Read the Board Report and visit the Courthouse West Special Land Use Study website for more information. 

Speed Limit Decrease, Item #22. As part of the consent agenda, the Board will consider an amendment to County Code Chapter 14.2 Section 14.2-21(a) to decrease the speed limit on Fairfax Drive from Arlington Boulevard to North Barton Street (neighborhood roadway) and 5th Road south from South Carlin Springs Road to the Fairfax County line (minor arterial road near a school). The results of studies conducted at the request of Arlington County residents and in alignment with the Vision Zero Action Plan by the Department of Environmental Services, Division of Transportation, recommend that the speed limit be decreased from 30 mph to 25 mph on a portion of Fairfax Drive, and from 35 mph to 25 mph on a portion of 5th Road South. Read the Board Report for more information.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – Recessed County Board Meeting 

The Recessed Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. with reports from the Board Members and the County Manager. 

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

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). 

Media Contact 

Kendra Jacobs – Clerk to the County Board 
(703) 228-3130 (o) 
(571) 414-1778 (c)  



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