Engage Arlington


Current Engagement Opportunities     

SPRC Public Meeting: 1400 Richmond Highway - Hybrid Event on Nov. 28, 7 p.m.: Join the Site Plan Review Committee to discuss a proposed site plan for Americana Hotel. The commission chair will hold public comments to their discretion. Learn more about the Site Plan Review Committee. 

LRPC Public Meeting: Sunrise Assisted Living - Hybrid Event on Nov. 29, 7 p.m.: Join the Long Range Planning Committee to review tier 2 of the Sunrise Assisted Living Special GLUP. The commission chair will hold public comments to their discretion. Learn more about the Long Range Planning Committee. 

Nelly Custis Drive, Military Road, and Lorcom Lane Transportation Projects Open House - In-Person Event on Nov. 29, 7 p.m.: Join Arlington County's Department of Transportation to explore various transportation safety projects. Visit the event page to learn more about each of the projects.

ZOCO Public Meeting: Missing Middle Housing Study Phase 3 - Hybrid Event on Nov. 30, 7 p.m.: Join the Zoning Committee to discuss phase 3 of the Missing Middle Housing Study. The commission chair will hold public comments to their discretion. Learn more about the Zoning Committee. 

Wakefield Manor In-Person Walking Tour on Dec. 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: The Site Plan Review Committee will host an in-person walking tour at 2025 N. Fairfax Drive, also known as the Wakefield Manor site. Visit the project page to learn more.  

2201 Arlington Boulevard (The Arva) - Feedback Form through Dec. 5: Share your thoughts on the development of The Arva, a new mixed-use building for units and retail. Topics for feedback include land use, building form and architecture, open space, transportation and parking, and sustainability. Visit the project page to learn more. 

Vision Zero Mid-Year Meeting - Virtual Event on Dec. 6, 7 p.m.: Attend the Vision Zero External Stakeholders Group Year 2 Mid-Year Progress meeting virtually to ask questions and offer feedback on the publication. Visit the project page to learn more. 

NPS Mt. Vernon Trail Improvement Plan- Virtual Event on Dec. 6, 7 p.m.: Join the National Park Service for a virtual scoping webinar to discuss improvements for the South Section and Mount Vernon Trail improvement plan and environmental assessment. Visit the project page to learn more. 

South George Mason Drive Study Virtual Public Meeting on Dec. 7, 7 p.m.: Join the S. George Mason Drive Multimodal Transportation Study team at a virtual public meeting on the preliminary concept designs for major intersections along the study corridor. This meeting kicks off the third round of public engagement. Visit the project page to learn more.

Stormwater Utility Fee Draft Calculator - Feedback Form Open Ended: 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. 

Digital Equity Broadband Study eCheckup - Feedback Opportunity Open Ended: Share your input as a resident and/ or business on the broadband study to help the County better understand the community's internet use and broadband access. Learn about this study by visiting the project page.

Virtual Center for Active Adults Input - Feedback Form Open Ended: Share your input with the Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA) about your experience as a participant. Your feedback is important to the success of the program! Learn more about the VCAA.

Advisory Group Applications Open Ended: Join a commission to help Arlington County make decisions to improve our community. As of November 18, there are volunteer opportunities with the Commission on the Status of Women, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and more. Join the inaugural Community Oversight Board as a non-voting member, applicants must have law enforcement experience. Visit the Advisory Groups and Commissions page to learn how to get involved. 

Highlights from Previous Opportunities

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. 

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

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.


Jerusalem Solomon
Director of Public Engagement
Office of Communications & Public Engagement