Land Use Analysis

Review Process

With the financing plan for Barcroft Apartments approved, the County will review and analyze the land use components of Jair Lynch’s Master Financing and Development Plan (MFDP) in 2024. The County will reference earlier policies and visioning documents that provide guidance for the Barcroft site’s future. These include the 2012 Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan, the County’s Form Based Codes, and elements of the Comprehensive Plan pertaining to affordable housing, transportation, public spaces, natural resources, and more.

During the land use analysis, the County and Jair Lynch will continue to engage with Barcroft residents, whose feedback will remain of utmost priority. The process will also include broader engagement with the Arlington community. During the first half of 2024, a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities – including meetings of an expanded Form Based Code (FBC) Advisory Working Group, an online feedback form, pop-up events, and an open house – will enable public participation in the land use review.

In the second half of 2024 the regular FBC Advisory Working Group and the Planning Commission’s Zoning Committee will review any proposed FBC changes that are necessary to implement the established vision for Barcroft.

Concurrently with the review of the MFDP’s land use components, Jair Lynch will begin to renovate homes for existing Barcroft residents in the portion of the property located south of George Mason Drive along South Four Mile Run Drive. (The County Board approved use permit applications for the preservation and renovation of these buildings in 2023.) Jair Lynch will apply for further renovation use permits as the land use analysis progresses.

Expanded Form-Based Code Advisory Working Group

This working group was established to solicit feedback on land use issues at Barcroft from current residents and other key stakeholders. The expanded FBC Advisory Working Group will include representatives from the Barcroft Resident Council, Columbia Pike civic associations, specific County commissions and committees, and community organizations.

Process

Overview

January–July 2024: Update Land Use Vision for Barcroft 
  • Revisit and assess adopted policy
  • Work closely with an expanded FBC Advisory Working Group to solicit stakeholder feedback 
  • Engage Barcroft residents and broader community virtually and in-person
  • Community engagement to occur February – May; targeting Request to Advertise (RTA) in June; County Board consideration in July 
July–December 2024: Technical Review of FBC Changes
  • Make any amendments to FBC and/or Neighborhoods FBC (N-FBC) needed for implementation of updated land use vision for Barcroft 
  • County staff will work primarily with the regular FBC Advisory Working Group and the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission 
  • Consider merging the entirety of Barcroft Apartments into the N-FBC for clarity 
  • Begin reviewing initial applications for (new construction) redevelopment  

Schedule, January–July 2024

Date

Meeting/Milestone

Materials

January 23, 2024 

County Board Recessed Meeting (included update on Barcroft Apartments Land Use Analysis)

County Board meeting materials and agenda

February 7, 2024

7-9 p.m.

Expanded FBC Advisory Working Group: Kickoff Meeting (Virtual)

Meeting Recording 

Staff Presentation(PDF, 3MB)

Meeting Summary(PDF, 142KB)

February 21 – March 24, 2024

Online Engagement Opportunity and In-Person Pop-Up Engagements 

Online Feedback Form

February 26, 2024

7-9 p.m.

Expanded FBC Advisory Working Group: Meeting 1 (Virtual)

Meeting Recording

Staff Presentation(PDF, 7MB)

Jair Lynch Presentation(PDF, 68MB)

March 11, 2024

7-9 p.m.

Expanded FBC Advisory Working Group: Meeting 2 (Virtual) 

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Meeting ID: 284 107 558 012
Passcode: KdU39c

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Phone Conference ID: 992 857 106#

Coming soon

April 1, 2024

7-9 p.m.

Expanded FBC Advisory Working Group: Meeting 3 (Virtual)

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Meeting ID: 237 115 044 987
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Phone Conference ID: 629 124 526#

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April 22, 2024

7-9 p.m.

Expanded FBC Advisory Working Group: Meeting 4 (Virtual)

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Meeting ID: 286 449 024 459
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Phone Conference ID: 367 780 949#

Coming soon

April 29, 2024

Time TBD

Barcroft Apartments

Resident and Community Open House (In-Person) Coming soon

May 13, 2024

7-9 p.m.

Expanded FBC Advisory Working Group: Meeting 5 (Virtual)

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Meeting ID: 275 451 769 464
Passcode: 7qZLrk

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Phone Conference ID: 348 671 322#

Coming soon
TBD; targeting June 2024 County Board Meeting (consideration of Request to Advertise [RTA]) Coming soon
TBD; targeting July 2024 County Board Meeting (consideration of updated land use vision for Barcroft) Coming soon

Related Plans & Processes

The 2005 Columbia Pike Initiative Revitalization Plan and the Commercial Centers FBC guide future development in the Columbia Pike corridor’s four commercial areas. The 2012 Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan and the N-FBC guide multifamily residential development surrounding the commercial centers.