Capital Improvement Projects

The types of Neighborhood Conservation capital improvement projects include:

  • Street improvement
  • Streetlights
  • Parks
  • Sidewalks

There are two ways to initiate these projects:

  1. Work with the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee to submit a priority project that has been identified in your Neighborhood Conservation Plan to the County Board for funding approval; or
  2. Submit a resident, Neighborhood Conservation Representative or Civic Association request. Neighborhood Conservation staff determine if a project request requires an amendment to the existing Neighborhood Conservation Plan and will work with the civic association to decide if the requested project should become a priority.

After the Board approves projects for funding, they go through a planning and design process. For each type of project, the process differs slightly. For example, new streetlights require a petition is signed by 60 percent of affected residents and park projects trigger a field study.

View the Neighborhood Conservation Program Guidebook to learn about the process.

Current Capital Improvement Projects


 John Robinson, Jr. Town Square

Rendered image of Nauck Town Square

The Town Square project is being developed as the anchor for the  John Robinson, Jr. Town Square. It will serve as a community gathering place for events and learning about the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage.

Learn more about John Robinson, Jr. Town Square


Williamsburg/Kensington Intersection

Map of Williamsburg and Kensington intersection

The project is restructuring the intersection of Williamsburg Boulevard and North Kensington Street to improve pedestrian safety.

Learn more about the Williamsburg/Kensington Intersection.


Completed Capital Improvement Projects

Fort Ethan Allen Park

Photo of Cannon at Fort Ethan Allen Park

One of three surviving forts in Arlington, Fort Ethan Allen now contains site interpretation that brings an educational component to the park, along with landscaping and ADA improvements.

Learn more about Forth Ethan Allen Park.



Penrose Square

Penrose Square Development

Completed in 2012, Penrose Square is the first of three public squares being developed as a part of the County’s ongoing effort to revitalize the Columbia Pike corridor.

Learn more about Penrose Square.