Planning Commission

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Planning Commission meeting schedules and format have changed.

  • All meeting dates and times are tentative until an Agenda is posted. View agenda, video, reports, and all other meeting materials on the Planning Commission Meeting Materials page
  • At this time, confirmed meetings will convene virtually. Learn how to view and participate below.

Established in 1956, the Arlington County Planning Commission (PC) is a citizen advisory board authorized by the Virginia State Code. It promotes the orderly development of Arlington County and its environs by advising the County Board on development and use of land, facilities and zoning.

2023 Public Hearings 

PC Hearing PC Carryover CBO & Recess Meetings PC Rep. at the CBO
Mon. Jan. 9 Wed. Jan. 11 Sat. Jan. 21
Tue. Jan. 24
Commissioner Patel
Mon. Feb. 6 Wed. Feb. 8 Sat. Feb. 18
Tue. Feb. 21
Commissioner Schroll
Mon. March 6 Wed. March 8 Sat. March 18
Tue. March 21
Commissioner Weir
 N/A N/A  Tue. March 28 (Budget Hearing)
Thurs. March 30 (Tax Rate Hearing) 
 N/A
Mon. April 10 Wed. April 12 Tue. April 22
Thurs. April 25
Commissioner Hughes
Mon. May 1 Wed. May 3 Sat. May 13
Tue. May 16
Commissioner Sarli
Wed. May 31 Thurs. June 1 Sat. June 10
Tue. June 13
Commissioner Peterson
Mon. July 3   Thurs. July 6 Sat. July 15
Tue. July 18
TBD
August – no meeting August – no meeting August – no meeting August – no meeting
Mon. Sept. 11 Wed. Sept. 13 Sat. Sept. 23
Tue. Sept. 26
Commissioner Lantelme
Mon. Oct. 2 Wed. Oct. 4 Sat. Oct. 14
Tue. Oct. 17
Commissioner Gearin

Mon. Oct. 30

Wed. Nov. 1 Sat. Nov. 11
Tue. Nov. 14
Commissioner Steinberger
Mon. Dec. 4 Wed. Dec. 6  Sat. Dec. 16
Tue. Dec. 19
Commissioner Bagley

*To be assigned

How to View and Participate in a Hybrid PC Hearing

Planning Commission hearings are hybrid meetings where members of the public may attend in-person or via electronic communications using Microsoft Teams. 

Commission members, staff, and applicants will conduct the hearings in a hybrid environment at the Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Room 307, County Board Room.  

County staff, applicants, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams. Participants will receive a confirmation email with further instructions once a speaker slip/request has been submitted.

  • Commission members, staff, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams.
  • Meeting access information is provided on the Commission’s webpage prior to the meeting start. (see chart above)
  • Audio is available from the dial-in phone option.
  • The public may view a live broadcast of this meeting with closed captioning on Comcast Xfinity channels 25 and 1085; Verizon FiOS channels 39 and 40.
  • The meeting can be viewed online with closed captioning at arlingtonva.us or on YouTube.
  • A recording of the meeting will be posted to the County website two business days after the meeting.
  • To request translation services or other reasonable accommodations, contact the Acting Planning Commission Clerk,
    Emma Martin: emartin@arlingtonva.us ; 703-228-3541.

The public can participate by sharing live verbal testimony or written comments in advance:

  • Sign-up online to speak – All persons interested in speaking on an agenda topic at a Planning Commission hearing must sign up 24 hours in advance of the noticed hearing, in order to be guaranteed an opportunity to speak at the requested date and time. 
    • Registered speakers will receive an email with further instruction.
    • Speakers will join the meeting via Microsoft Teams (accessible through a web browser or the free app), or, via a phone line to provide their comments.
    • To register by phone, contact the Acting Planning Commission Clerk, Emma Martin: 703-228-3541.
  • Submit written comments online to the Planning Commission. Comments received by 2:00 PM on the day of the hearing will be provided to the Commission in advance of the public hearing by the Planning Commission Clerk.

Past Documents