POPS: A Plan for Our Places and Spaces

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Public Spaces Master Plan (PSMP) Update Process

After more than four years of collaborative public engagement, the Arlington County Board approved an updated Public Spaces Master Plan on April 25, 2019. The plan for our public spaces envisions a network of publicly and privately-owned public spaces connecting the County’s established neighborhoods and growing corridors to natural areas. The plan provides a framework for protecting valuable natural resources, providing opportunities for structured and casual activities and ensuring access to the Potomac River, Four Mile Run and their tributaries.

Process and Timeline

Public Spaces Master Plan Process and Timeline

The process to update the 2005 PSMP started in 2015, with the appointment of an advisory committee by the County Manager. After a robust public engagement and partnership with the PSMP Update Advisory Committee, the PSMP was approved in on April 25, 2019.

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PSMP Update Advisory Committee

Public Spaces Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

As part of the public outreach process, the County Manager has appointed an advisory committee to assist staff with the Update process and recommendations. Read the full Charge and a list of Committee members.