Form Based Code Advisory Working Group (FBC AWG)

The County Manager created the Form Based Code Advisory Working Group (FBC AWG) to ensure the Columbia Pike Form Based Code (FBC) and the Neighborhoods Form Based Code (N-FBC) provide clear direction for implementing the vision for Columbia Pike. The group serves as a core group of technical community resources who reviews proposed FBC/N-FBC amendments and development proposals, and helps keep community members informed of ongoing discussions and projects.

Public Meetings

Meetings are frequently held the second Wednesday of each month and begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. However, participation in the discussion is limited to members of the Planning Commission or FBC AWG members, unless otherwise recognized by Committee chair. Most meetings take place at the Ellen Bozman Government Center, but the conference room varies. Check the meeting agenda for the conference room.

Due to COVID-19, FBC AWG meeting format has changed. At this time, FBC AWG engagement will be held virtually, through live virtual meetings and other forms of digital/online engagement.  Please see below for additional instructions.

2021 Meetings

View past meetings

How to View and Participate in a Virtual FBC AWG Meeting

Virtual FBC AWG meetings will be held through electronic communication means in compliance with the Code of Virginia and Arlington County’s Continuity of Operations Ordinance. All meetings are open to virtual attendance by the public and closed to in-person attendance.

  • Group members, staff, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams.
  • Meeting access information will be provided on the Group’s webpage at (link will be posted in chart above prior to the meeting start)
  • Live captioning is available when using the Microsoft Teams App. Please download the free Microsoft Teams App onto your computer and test it prior to the meeting. You must be using the Teams App and be logged in in order to use the live captioning feature. For further instruction on how to join a Teams Meeting, you can visit the How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting video.
  • Audio is available from the dial-in phone option.
  • A recording of the meeting will be posted to the Group’s webpage two business days after the meeting.
  • To request translation services or other reasonable accommodations, contact Ebony Dumas:;  703-228-0493