Engage Arlington


Current Engagement Opportunities

Understanding the Needs of Veterans and Service Members in ArlingtonArlington County’s Military and Veterans Advisory Committee (MVAC) is interested in hearing from members of the military, veterans, and their families who live and/or work in Arlington about types of programs, services, and resources that could be helpful. Click here to participate so that we can explore programs and services that may better serve our Veteran and Active Military Community.

SPRC RiverHouse Site – Walking Tour on November 30 at 12 p.m..: The Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) will host an in-person walking tour of the RiverHouse Site (1111 Army Navy Drive) to see the site's existing conditions before the SPRC's review of the proposal begins in 2024.  Visit the project page to learn more.

Solid Waste Management and Zero Waste Plan - Feedback Form through December 1: Please share your thoughts on how Arlington County reuses, recycles, and disposes of solid waste. Visit the project page here to learn more and click here to share your feedback.

Shared Streets Pilot Projects - Feedback Form through December 3: Three Arlington County streets are being considered for improvements as part of the Shared Street Pilot Projects, part of the Neighborhood Complete Streets Program. Visit the project page to learn more and share your feedback on existing conditions for S. Lynn Street (Arlington Ridge), N. Wakefield Street (Bluemont), and 12th Street S (Douglas Park) by December 3.

Lorcom Lane Safety Project – Feedback Form open through December 3: Following the Open House hosted at Dorothy Hamm Middle School on November 8, 2023, a feedback form about this project’s Concept Design is now open. Visit the project page for more information.

Disparity Study - Virtual events on December 5 and 6: 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. Join us virtually next week for three construction-specific focus groups, happening on December 5 and 6.

Performance Parking Pilot Project Open House - In-person event on Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.: Join the project team to learn more about the upcoming phases of the Performance Parking Pilot on commercial corridors in Arlington. Join us at the Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Blvd. Visit the project page to learn more.

Walter Reed Outdoor Pickleball Court Project – Feedback Form through December 8: Provide Input on the final draft concept for pickleball at Walter Reed. Explore the project layout and design features through a video presentation then provide your comments Visit the project page to learn more.

How Should Arlington County Prioritize Spending? – Feedback Form through December 22, 2023: The County Manager is gathering feedback on what is important to the community as he develops his FY 2025 budget. Share your thoughts nowComparta sus opiniones en español aquí.

Gulf Branch Resilience Project - Feedback FormPlease share your thoughts on the latest design update for the Gulf Branch Stream Resilience Project. Visit the project page to learn more.

WMATA Riders' Advisory Council Application: Metro’s riders have a lot of good ideas about Metro and a unique perspective on Metro’s service. The Riders’ Advisory Council offers Metro customers the opportunity to work with Metro’s Board of Directors and Metro staff to represent customers’ voices in decision-making and help set policies that will improve Metro’s service and customers’ experiences. Metro is currently soliciting applications from customers interested in filling vacancies on the Riders’ Advisory Council. Apply online here

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. 

Requests to Advertise

The Board approved three Requests to Advertise for public hearings related to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance and Arlington County Code. Requests to advertise are not final votes, and residents will have an opportunity to comment on these items at later dates.

Registration to speak on an item with a scheduled public hearing opens approximately a week before the meeting, and members of the public can either register online or call in at 703-228-3130.  Those wanting to participate in these hearings can do so in person, virtually, or by phone and will receive instructions on these options once they have completed their registration. Members of the public wanting to speak on a Consent Agenda item must notify the County Board Office before 9 AM at Regular Meetings to request the item be pulled from the agenda. Agendas will note which consent agenda items are subject to public hearing requirements and which require Board member consent to be removed.  

Members of the public are also strongly encouraged to subscribe to the County Board's News and Updates service to be alerted when meeting agendas are posted. Board meeting and agenda information can be accessed on the County Board's webpage.

ACZO Technical Corrections - Item 15 | This item will be heard by the Planning Commission on December 4 and the County Board on December 16.
This item would correct several errors throughout the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance discovered through the routine administration of the Zoning Ordinance. These changes would not impact land use policies or goals as they focus solely on technical, administrative errors ranging from simple textual and citation errors to inconsistencies with the Virginia Code.  

Department of Parks and Rec Public Spaces Design - Item 16 | 
This item will be heard by the Planning Commission on December 4 and the County Board on December 16.
This item would enable broader flexibility for facilities the Department of Parks and Recreation operates in public spaces by providing the County Board with the authority to modify certain zoning standards for public spaces, on a case-by-case basis, through use permit approvals.  
Flexibility to allow reduced setbacks, taller height, and reduced parking requirements in public spaces can be particularly helpful to DPR when evaluating the feasibility of design options for smaller, irregularly shaped lots where these standards can significantly constrain the extent and location of even modestly sized facilities. Increased flexibility can also assist with establishing facilities in locations in a public space outside of Resource Protection Areas (RPAs) and similar environmentally sensitive areas. 

Creation of Stormwater Utility, repeal of Sanitary District Tax - Item 17 | 
This item will be heard by the County Board on December 16.
This item would create a new Stormwater Utility and repeal the Sanitary District Tax effective December 31, 2023. The County’s Stormwater Management Fund is currently supported by a tax rate of $0.017 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of all taxable real estate. This item proposes replacing that formula with a $258 per Equivalent Residential Unit Rate, an ERU in Arlington County being 2,400 square feet of impervious area.  
The rationale for using the amount of impervious area on each property, rather than all taxable real estate, is that this area directly correlates with stormwater runoff that the property contributes to the County’s stormwater system. Basing the rate structure on the amount of impervious area provides a rational nexus between the fee charged to each property and the amount of services provided by the County.  



Sarah Tracey
Director of Public Engagement
Office of Communications & Public Engagement