The "Arlington Neighborhoods Program", formerly known as "Neighborhood Conservation Program", enhances residential areas by providing citizen-initiated public improvements based upon regularly updated neighborhood plans. Projects include street improvements, residential traffic management, park enhancements, street lighting, beautification, and landscaping projects.
The Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization program has and continues to support the improvement of neighborhood business districts primarily in the Columbia Pike and Shirlington Road Corridors. Penrose Square was the first and largest of three new squares planned within the Columbia Pike Town Center node. Phase I of the project was completed in November 2012 and included a water feature, hardscape, landscaping, site furnishings, retaining walls and public art. The Phase II portion of the project will further enhance the Phase I features and create more flexible program space.
The Shirlington Road Special Revitalization District includes the creation of an urban plaza known as the John Robinson, Jr. Town Square. This project will serve as the social and cultural center for the neighborhood and surrounding areas and also demonstrates the County's commitment to the revitalization of this neighborhood's commercial district.
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