BCA Announcements

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The Bluemont Civic Association is a member-driven organization. Please join us, and have a vote! Annual dues are $15 per calendar year per household. Please provide your name, address and e-mail and $15 with your check made out to “Bluemont Civic Association” to BCA Treasurer, PO Box 5134, Arlington, VA 22205. All information is for BCA use only. When we can resume membership meetings in person, dues can be paid at meetings.

Connect with Bluemont!

  • Facebook: Like our Bluemont Civic Association page on Facebook for regular updates on news of interest to Bluemont and the civic association activities www.facebook.com/bluemontcivic.
  • Website www.bluemontcivic.org for BCA meetings and official information.
  • BCA E-Mails: Neighbors who provide their e-mail address to exec@bluemontcivic.org receive e-mail reports monthly on issues affecting Bluemont residents, and civic association activities.
  • Contact the Executive Board: BCA welcomes comments, suggestions and questions from members. Contact us at exec@bluemontcivic.org

The public is welcome to attend the July Executive Board meeting of the Bluemont Civic Association on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 pm via zoom. Here is the meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84084089249?pwd=WndqWFIraUpOSlFVOEZBWVZreG5EQT09

Proposed Improvements to the Bluemont Junction Trail Intersection with Emerson Street: County Virtual Briefing and Q&A, Wednesday, July 28, 7 pm

The public is welcome to join our July Executive Board meeting. At 7:15 pm, we will have a briefing by Rene Harris Project Manager for improvements to three intersections along the Bluemont Junction Trail. Mr. Harris will discuss the latest design plan for the intersection with Emerson Street, any anticipated impacts, and timing for construction.

The project website has been updated with the latest design plans for review by the community.

https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/bluemont-junction-trail-intersections-improvements-project/

Please join us to hear the latest, and get your questions answered.

Here is the link to register for the meeting.
When: July 28, 2021 07:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf-2opjIoHt16jTajizPmtYaHoCkmFG3E

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Introduction to the Redevelopment Project for the Ballston Macy’s Site, Wednesday August 25, 7 pm

Bluemont residents are encouraged to join a zoom call to introduce the redevelopment project for the Ballston Macy’s site.

The zoning attorney will be discuss the recently-filed 4.1 Site Plan request. The request seeks to replace the Macy’s with 555 residential units and a 44,000-square foot ground floor grocer.

Here is the link to register for the meeting.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcO6rrT8pGNMqy-Ex0-2w22YIbVLMG1pW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Bluemont residents are encouraged to participate in future civic association deliberations about this Site Plan by joining the civic association. Information about joining is at the top of this web page, or you can contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

The August 25 Introduction to this redevelopment project will be followed by the August meeting of the civic association Executive Board, which is open to civic association members in good standing.

Please help spread the word.

August 25 Executive Board Meeting
The August meeting of the Executive Board of the Bluemont Civic Association will follow the above- described meeting to introduce the redevelopment project for the Ballston Macy’s site, using the same meeting link. The Executive Board meeting is accessible to all civic association members in good standing.

Lubber Run Flood Risk Presentation

Silver Diner 750 N. Glebe/Waycroft Building Site Plan and Use Permit Requests: Let us know if you want information. Share your views.

County staff is planning to seek County Board approval in July for outdoor seating for the Silver Diner at The Waycroft building, 750 N. Glebe, as well as a Site Plan Amendment to allow changes to the facade lighting of the building to be decided administratively, rather than going to the County Board.

County staff plan to host a virtual meeting to introduce the project and get feedback from the community. The County will establish the date and time of this meeting in the coming days.

The County planner has provided preliminary drawings to the Bluemont Civic Association soon, and will later provide final drawings.

The planned outdoor seating would leave an eight-foot public right of way for pedestrians around the outdoor seating.

If you, or anyone you know would like to be kept informed about this project, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org. You are encouraged to share your views with the County and the civic association.

Bluemont Upper Park Update Presentation

Bluemont Junction Trail Millig and Repaving Presentation

Flooding Risk in Bluemont: Presentation includes information on N. Abingdon, N.Lexington Street and Four Mile Run

Housing Arlington Listening Tour Sessions regarding the Missing Middle Study

BCA Working Groups Seeking Members

The civic association has formed two working groups, which are seeking members:

N. Carlin Springs Road Safety Improvement Task Force

Missing Middle Housing Study Working Group

If you would like to join either group, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

Working group/task force members are required to be civic association members, which requires residency in Bluemont and being current on annual dues.

BCA News Letter

Although public health conditions do not currently allow us to bring a copy to your doorstep, we are pleased to provide you an electronic copy of Neighborhood News at this link http://www.bluemontcivic.org/newsletters/BCA_News_202004.pdf

We plan to update the newsletter and hand-deliver it once that is again possible.

Neighborhood News is normally delivered to homes in Bluemont in April and October. If you would like monthly e-mail updates, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

Meet your new BCA team!

At the October 28th, General Membership meeting, the following volunteers were elected to serve on the BCA Executive Board or delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation.