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 brings technical community resources to the review of proposed FBC/N-FBC amendments and development proposals. The FBC AWG also helps keep community members informed of ongoing discussions and projects.

Public Meetings (Virtual)

Meetings are held virtually and are generally held the third Wednesday of each month, begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), and are open to virtual attendance by 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.

2024 Meetings

Date & Agenda  Location  Topics & Materials 
January  Cancelled  Cancelled
February  Cancelled  Cancelled

Wed. March 13 at 7:00 p.m.



Barcroft Buildings #12-16 Renovation N-FBC Use Permit #3

 Wed. April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Cancelled Cancelled 

Wed. May 1 at 7:00 p.m.


 Virtual  Barcroft Buildings #47-48 Renovation N-FBC Use Permit #4

 Wed. June 12 at 7:00 p.m.



 Barcroft Land Use Analysis & Policy Updates

 Wed. July 17 at 7:00 p.m.


 2801 Columbia Pike (Elkins Building) FBC Use Permit

 No August Meeting  ---  ---
 Wed. September 11 at 7:00 p.m.  Virtual  
 Wed. October 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Virtual  
 Wed. November 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Virtual  
 Wed. December 11 at 7:00 p.m.  Virtual  

View past meetings

How to View and Participate in a Virtual FBC AWG Meeting

Virtual Commission 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 until further notice.

  • Group members, staff, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams.
  • Meeting access information will be provided on the FBC AWG webpage at (Link and phone number to join the meeting 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 to use the live captioning feature. For further instruction on how to join a Teams Meeting, view the How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting video.
  • A recording of the meeting will be posted to the FBC AWG webpage two business days after the meeting.
  • To request translation services or other reasonable accommodations, call 703-228-3945 or email Olivia Sontag: