Current Engagement Opportunities
Share Your Thoughts on Use Permits for Public Space Design Processes – Feedback Opportunity through October 8: Use Permits could provide opportunities for more flexibility in zoning regulations that would allow the County Board to consider adjustments to standards on a case-by-case basis. Share your feedback online now through October 8. Visit the project page to learn more.
Coffee with a Cop - In-Person on October 4: Join the Arlington County Police Department for Coffee with a Cop for an opportunity to meet officers, ask questions, discuss public safety concerns, and get to know one another. Coffee with a Cop will be held on October 4 at Compass Coffee (4100 Wilson Blvd) from 8:00-10:00 a.m., and Idido's Coffee and Social House (1107 S. Walter Reed Drive) from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Visit the event page to learn more.
Disparity Study - Virtual Events and Feedback Opportunity - Arlington is conducting a Disparity Study to determine the effects of race, ethnicity or gender on a businesses’ ability to do business in Arlington County. Visit www.arlingtoncountyvadisparitystudy.com to learn more about the study and sign up for opportunities to learn and engage. The first sessions are October 11 at 5pm and October 12 at 10am.
STAR Customer Feedback Opportunity – Feedback Form through October 15: Arlington Transit is inviting STAR (Specialized Transportation for Arlington Residents) customers to share their thoughts on current service. STAR is a shared-ride service for people whose disabilities prevent them from riding other bus and rail services. STAR provides a comparable level of public transportation to that provided by ART, Metrobus and Metrorail and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Learn more about STAR here.
Gunston Park Playground Renovation – Feedback Form through October 18: Share your feedback to help inform upcoming renovations for the playground area of Gunston Park which has reached the end of its useful life. Learn more about the project and sign up for updates on the Gunston Park Renovation webpage.
Long Bridge Drive Multimodal Connection – Feedback Form through October 22: Share your input on how you experience Long Bridge Drive today to help us develop a new concept design for this key corridor in anticipation of new regional trail connections and multimodal transportation improvements. Learn more by visiting the project page. Español 中文
Safe Homes, Safe Relationships - Feedback Form in English or español: Share your feedback with Project PEACE on any experience you may have been using, looking for, or if you are referring people to resources for those impacted by domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual assault in Arlington County. Your feedback is confidential. Results will help enhance and improve services for everyone in the county.
Arlington's Racial History Timeline Update - Sign Up to Share Your Story: The County Manager’s Office of R.A.C.E. is expanding its expanding its Racial History Timeline, a resource that documents key historical events in housing, education, transportation, community facilities and more. We are collecting oral histories from community members like you to build on the time period from 1976 to 1990. Visit the project page to sign up to share your story and to learn more about the Racial History Timelines.
Demographic Data Dashboard for Arlington's Civic Associations - Feedback Form: Share your thoughts on the new data dashboard breaks down Population and Demographic Estimates for Arlington's civic associations. The dashboard is in beta form, and the County is asking the community to test out the dashboard and let us know about your experience.
General Land Use Plan Amendments (Request to Advertise issued July 15, 2023): Two components: first relating to an amendment to the General Land Use Plan from "Government and Community Facilities" to "Medium Density Mixed-Use" meant to be concurrent with the consideration of the Wells Fargo/Verizon site plan application and the other action regarding amending the GLUP Public Facility Map and table to identify four telecommunication facilities located County-wide for conformance with state law review requirements. Public hearing dates on the GLUP amendment related to the Wells Fargo/Verizon site plan have not yet been set. Public hearings for amendments to the GLUP Public Facility Map and table component will be heard by the Planning Commission no early than September 11, 2023, and by the County Board no earlier than September 23, 2023. Members of the public can register to speak at public hearings on these items once they are scheduled, and registration opens approximately a week before the meeting. Before a public hearing is held, the Board can receive email feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2500 Wilson Boulevard (Request to Advertise, Issued May 13, 2023): Changing the 2500 Wilson Boulevard Block, following a Tier I Special GLUP Study, from the “Low Office-Apartment-Hotel" to “Medium Office-Apartment-Hotel" designation. The amendment comes at the request of TMG 2500 Wilson Boulevard LLC, which submitted an application for a Special GLUP study for this property and has expressed interest in future redevelopment. Members of the public can register to speak at public hearings on these items once they are scheduled, and registration opens approximately a week before the meeting. Before a public hearing is held, the Board can receive email feedback at email@example.com.
3108 Columbia Pike (Request to Advertise, Issued May 13, 2023): Amending the Facility Map and Table to facilitate the creation of a publicly-owned parking lot, located at 3108 Columbia Pike. This property was acquired by the County in March 2022 after it was identified as a potential site for a future Columbia Pike branch library and for a potential co-location of County Board priorities, such as affordable housing. In the interim, staff recommends demolishing the existing office building at this site, which is not fit for re-use, to expand parking for lease to Arlington Public Schools. Members of the public can register to speak at public hearings on these items once they are scheduled, and registration opens approximately a week before the meeting. Before a public hearing is held, the Board can receive email feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunrise Senior Living Facility at 2000 N. Glebe Road (Request to Advertise, Issued May 13, 2023): Changing the status of the area located at the northwestern corner of North Glebe Road and 20th Street North" from Residential (1-10 units/acre) to Low-Medium Residential. The amendment comes at the request of Sunrise Development, Inc., which is seeking to rebuild the current facility into a new three- to four-story assisted living facility comprising approximately 85 senior housing units and below-grade parking. Members of the public can register to speak at public hearings on these items once they are scheduled, and registration opens approximately a week before the meeting. Before a public hearing is held, the Board can receive email feedback at email@example.com.
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