The 50th anniversary of the Arlington Neighborhoods Program was in 2014. The milestone celebrated five decades of making residential neighborhoods great places to live through meaningful partnerships with community members. Together we have accomplished:
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The Arlington Neighborhoods Program originally began as a beautification initiative started by a resident in 1964. In 1965, we had three participating neighborhoods and a $400,000 budget. Today, our reach spans 50 neighborhoods and the 2012 bond was $11 million.
The Arlington Neighborhoods Program is the only County program exclusively serving residential communities. County staff works with community members and civic associations to develop Arlington Neighborhoods Plans, which establish a neighborhood’s vision and identify improvement projects. These projects include:
Tyrol Hill Park/Columbia Heights West
Big Walnut Park/Tara-Leeway Heights
N. Vernon Street/Ballston-Virginia Square – missing sidewalks
N. Patrick Henry Drive/Dominion Hills – wide street, fast traffic
S. Oakland Street/Douglas Park – missing sidewalks, curbs, gutters
N. Vernon Street – transformed
N. Patrick Henry Drive – transformed
S. Oakland Street – transformed
View the full gallery of projects.
Residents have a meaningful role to play in making projects like the ones above happen. You know your community best and are our strongest partners in identifying needs, working on Arlington Neighborhoods Plans and maintaining Arlington’s high quality of life. Your involvement gives you a voice, and offers you an opportunity for leadership and to participate in government.
Join your neighbors and get involved in making your neighborhood better. Contact your Civic Association to learn about current initiatives in your community.
Laura Simpson (Acting Section Supervisor)
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201