Engage Arlington

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Current Engagement Opportunities  

716 South Glebe Road - Sunrise South Glebe - Feedback Form through Mar. 30: Share your thoughts with the SPRC on a proposed site plan located at 716 S. Glebe Rd., also known as the Sunrise South Glebe site. Visit the project page to learn more.

Regional Fair Housing Plan - Feedback Form through March 31: Share your thoughts with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on the draft Regional Fair Housing Plan. Visit the project page to learn more.

Long Bridge Project Pop-Ups - In-Person Event on Apr. 1, 9 a.m.: Join the team for a pop-up to learn about the Long Bridge project and share your feedback. Visit the project page to learn more.

SPRC Public Meeting - Crystal Towers 3 - Hybrid Event on Apr. 3, 7 p.m.: Join the Site Plan Review Commitee for a hybrid public meeting to review a proposed site plan located at 1600 S. Eads St., also known as the Crystal Towers 3 site. Please note public comments will be reviewed at the discretion of the committee's chair. Visit the project page to learn more. 

Arlington Neighborhoods Program - Project Ideas - Feedback Form through April 5: Share your ideas to help develop a vision for potential projects and programming, offered through the Arlington Neighborhoods Program. Visit the project page to learn more. 

Long Bridge Project - Feedback Form through Apr. 10.: Share your feedback on design updates for the Long Bridge project. Visit the project page to learn more. 

Bozman Open House- In-Person Event on Apr. 12, 3 p.m.: Join Arlington County as we celebrate the renovated and reimagined Ellen M. Bozman County Government Center! We’re opening the new full-service Courthouse Library, debuting a new Arlington Welcome Center and new Permit Arlington Center. We will also be joined by the USS Arlington Community Alliance and the Arlington Historical Society to unveil a full model of the USS Arlington. Join us for a festive afternoon with an open house featuring government services, music, children’s story times, crafts, and many more surprises.

Walk & Learn: Engineering Safer Streets - In-Person Event on Apr. 15, 10 a.m.: Join the Vision Zero team at Ballston and Virginia Square with WalkArlington for the 2023 Walking Palooza to learn about safety planning and design. Visit the project page to RSVP and learn more. 

S. Glebe Rd. and 9th St. S. Intersection Improvement Project – Feedback Form through April 16: Share your experiences of the intersection as it is today to help the project team create a draft concept to improve the intersection. Visit the project page to learn more.

Upper Bluemont Conceptual Design Project through April 20: Share your thoughts on the final conceptual design of the Upper Bluemont Tennis Project located at 601 N Manchester St, Arlington, VA 22203.  Visit the project page to learn more. 

South George Mason Drive Intersections - Feedback Form through Apr. 23: Share your feedback on the preliminary concept designs for major intersections along the S. George Mason Drive. Visit the project page to learn more about the project. Available in español, عربيአማርኛМонгол хэл中文.

Vision Zero Open House - In-Person on Apr. 26: Join the Vision Zero team for an open house to learn about their progress from 2022, provide feedback on transportation safety in Arlington, and plans for the third year of the program. Visit the project page to learn more.

Nominate a Volunteer: Currently, Volunteer Arlington is accepting nominations for their Community Awards and Volunteer Arlington Award. If you're interested in nominating someone who has done exceptional work with volunteering to serve Arlington, you can learn more here!

Demographic Data Dashboard for Arlington's Civic Associations - Feedback Form: 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 the dashboard and provide feedback

Performance Parking Pilot - Feedback Form: Share your thoughts on the Performance Parking Pilot project. Visit the project page to watch the recording, and learn about project goals, timelines, and the sensor technology. 

Stormwater Utility Fee Draft Calculator - Feedback Form: Share your feedback on a new tool to help you estimate the number of stormwater utility billing units on a property. Learn more by visiting the project page. 

Highlights from Previous Opportunities

Military Road and Nelly Custis Drive Roundabout: Community feedback gathered in the summer of 2022 sought roundabout improvements to reduce visual clutter, improve yield rates, and reduce confusion for all intersection users. The interim updates will be followed by a permanent round about installation at this intersection. Check in for project updates here and check out this VDOT video and information page for tips on navigating a roundabout as a motorist, pedestrian, and cyclist.

Missing Middle Update – Expanded Housing Options Adopted: On Wednesday, March 22, the Arlington County Board voted to expand housing options in portions of the County that currently only allow single-detached homes, concluding the multi-year process of the Missing Middle Housing Study. Learn more.

Stormwater Utility Implementation: The County Board held a work session on the Stormwater Utility Implementation on January 31.  Staff presented recommendations for the utility which were shaped by the engagement process over the past year. Based on feedback received during the engagement process, the County Board directed staff to defer the first stormwater utility bill until May 2024The Board preliminarily agreed with the proposed credit program and rate structure. Please view the presentation or work session video for more information.

N. Sycamore Street Complete Streets Project: The engagement summary of feedback on the concept design for the North Sycamore Street Complete Streets Project is available. Analysis of the summary will help inform a final design, which is anticipated to be share in Fall 2023. 

Plan Langston Boulevard Preliminary Concept Plan: The Plan Langston Boulevard team held a series of engagement opportunities, including virtual community meetings to answer questions, listen to feedback, and discuss the PCP.

 

FY 2024 Budget Engagement: In December and January, the County asked for feedback from the community on the annual operating budget for the next fiscal year. Over 2,400 participants weighed in, either online or in-person, and the County Manager considered this feedback as he developed his proposed FY 2024 Budget. View the feedback here, and visit the FY 2024 Budget Information page to learn more about FY 2024 budget proposal.

Columbia Pike Transportation: In the past months, the County has collected feedback from the public about two trails near the Columbia Pike community. The feedback has been organized and is ready for you to review. Community members shared feedback on Arlington Boulevard Trail, Army Navy Country Club Connector Trail, Segment H and I, and the Columbia Pike Partnership hosted the second annual State of the Pike event.

1,500+ Volunteers at MLK Day of Service: Volunteer Arlington hosted their 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service where service projects like these highlights were shared. The Beloved Community Award was presented to Saundra Green during this time. Explore volunteer opportunities in Arlington.

Stormwater Facility Zoning Study: Learn how Arlington County manages its stormwater in the zoning study. Zoning standards may change for easier access to management facilities in public spaces. View the meeting video and presentation slides to learn about the stormwater management zoning study and the engagement process. 

Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative: Volunteers with AARI rolled out a successful year in 2022. They hosted events, facilitated presentations, and shared many resources with the community to respond to substance abuse and support recovery in Arlington. Review the highlights and sign-up to volunteer for AARI. 

Vision Zero Year 2 Mid-Year Report & Public Meeting: Arlington’s Year 2 Vision Zero Mid-Year Report is out! The report provides an overview of Arlington’s progress toward each of the action items from the Vision Zero Action Plan and highlights key accomplishments and things to come in Year 2 of our safety program.

Pedestrian Awareness in Arlington County: Arlington County targets transportation safety through the Vision Zero Critical Crash Campaign. The Transportation team held a variety of public engagement processes this year. Learn about the community's input on school slow zone demonstrations. Watch the County Board meeting to learn about processes that make transportation safer. Read feedback from community members on the Lorcom Lane Pilot project.

Missing Middle Housing Study Information SessionsThe County Board hosted three information sessions touching on several key topics related to Missing Middle housing. Recordings of the sessions are available for viewing on YouTube and archived here.

Transit Strategic Plan: The Arlington Transit Strategic Plan project team held a virtual public meeting followed by a series of pop-up events in Fall 2022 to gather input on experiences using Arlington Transit, and to draft goals and objectives of the plan. View the meeting slides and recording to learn more about the future of transit in Arlington County. 

South Four Mile Run Drive Complete StreetsThe project team for the S. Four Mile Run Drive Complete Streets Project – Phase 2 (S. Walter Reed Drive to S. Nelson Street) Complete Streets began an engagement process in fall 2021 on two concept designs including two community meetings in August and June 2022, a pop-up event, stakeholder conversations and an online feedback form. Visit the project page to review the engagement summary and to learn about the next steps for this project. The next milestone for this project will use feedback to finalize a concept design for implementation in spring 2023.

Crystal City Second Entrance Meeting: The Crystal City Metrorail Station project team held a virtual design update public meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Learn about the most recent designs for the east entrance to the station and the next steps for this transit project. Watch the recording, view the slide deck and read the summary analysis of the public engagement process. 

2700 S Nelson St. Placemaking PlanThe Graham Projects design team and Arlington County officials implemented a variety of community engagement strategies to collect responses on public art and placemaking. Learn about the process that will ultimately lead to a new and inclusive outdoor public space for arts and performances.  

 Proposed FY 2023 - FY 2032 Capital Improvement Plan: The County Manager presented his proposed FY 2023- 2032 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the County Board on May 17, 2022. Learn about the proposal and review resources including the CIP engagement summary and analysis documents.

CC2DCA Engagement Summary: The Crystal City to Ronald Regan Washington International Airport Multimodal Connection (CC2DCA) study team has prepared updates to share with the community. Learn about public response in the second round of engagement that took place last winter, and next steps for analysis ahead of the next round of engagement anticipated for the fall of 2022. See the newsletter:

FY23 Budget Engagement Overview: Check out a quick overview of what we learned from this past fiscal year's engagement around the County's operating budget. Learn more about the budget and the upcoming consideration from the County Board this April.

Lubber Run Park Pedestrian Bridge Renovation - Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts regarding the draft design for the Lubber Run Pedestrian Bridge. We appreciate your input. Review the update on the project shared by staff at the Nov. 17 Arlington Forest Civic Association meeting.    

Plan Langston Boulevard: View the latest updates, including the Summary of the Feedback(PDF, 11MB) received for the entire corridor, organized by topic and including a summary by neighborhood area. View the study’s Documents page and learn about the Engagement Approach

Vision Zero in Arlington: Arlington County transportation staff and our partners have been working hard to deliver projects, programs, and policies to reduce serious transportation crashes in our community. We are excited to share our first Vision Zero Mid-Year Progress Report. The report details action from 2021, as well as action coming in 2022.  Learn more about Vision Zero.

Community Oversight Board and Independent Policing Auditor: To improve transparency and accountability in the police department, the County Board has established a Community Oversight Board (COB) with independent investigative and subpoena power, and an Independent Policing Auditor.

 

Contact

Jerusalem Solomon
Director of Public Engagement
Office of Communications & Public Engagement
703-228-1865