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.
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Monthly Bluemont Neighborhood Update -- September 2021
Neighbors on our e-mail list received our September 2021 update, which included: plans for the September 29 General Membership meeting; civic association cooperation with the League of Women Voters; Use Permit renewal requests for 4600 Fairfax Drive and 706 N. George Mason; County procedures for announcing Use Permit requests; Nighttime construction for the Harris Teeter site project (600 N. Glebe Road); Neighborhood bell-ringings; the County Constituent Services Teams Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and Neighborhood Colleges.
if you would like the September or other monthly updates.
In order to allow Bluemont Civic Association members time to discuss the request for renewal of
a one-year use permit for a family daycare facility at 706 N. George Mason, County staff have
postponed the County Board’s decision until October.
Bluemont residents with views on this permit request are encouraged to join the September 29
General Membership virtual meeting to discuss this Use Permit renewal request. The meeting
will start at 7:30 pm via zoom. Here is the meeting link.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the
The County planner has asked the Bluemont Civic Association to provide our position on this
permit renewal request by October 1, 2021. The civic association could include community
input for our September 29 meeting in our response to the County.
The request is for a 1-year Use Permit review for a family daycare home for up to 12 children (Smart
Start Day Care), located at 706 N. George Mason Drive.
The Bluemont Civic Association has received the County’s previously approved report regarding this
Use Permit request for reference. If you are a Bluemont resident, and would like this report, please
If you have questions about the Use Permit request, please contact
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PLANNING, HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT| PLANNING
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
MAIN (703) 228-0096|DIRECT (703) 228-0097
The position of the Bluemont Civic Association is that County staff should immediately inform
implicated neighbors of a permit request rather than waiting until a proposal is ready to go to
the County Board. The Bluemont Civic Association cannot take a position on a permit without
knowing the views of neighbors, so it is critical that the County inform them soonest. As an
organization with only monthly meetings and the need to provide one-month’s notice to our
members of a potential resolution and/or vote, there is a potential for as much as a two-month
lag between when we are informed by the County staff and when we might be able to take a
position on a specific issue such as this. This time lag is unfair to both the applicant and to the
On August 29, the construction company for the Harris Teeter site project (600 N. Glebe) informed the civic association that the construction work will be performed along N. Glebe Road in the nighttime hours, as required by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). VDOT requires that all work in the roadway that will require the closing of two lanes of travel must be done at night.
The company will be starting the construction work in about two weeks and the work will last between 4 and 6 weeks.
The construction manager said they will make every effort to keep the noise level to a minimum during the late-night hours. They apologize in advance for any disruptions that this may course residents, and will make every effort to get this work complete as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for the contact information of the construction contractor.
Everyone gets to ring the bell! We'll have grab-and-go bags for the kids, and the young at heart. And, we'll have the latest League of Women Voters information about the November elections in Virginia! Come join this family-friendly Arlington tradition!
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
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
. You are encouraged to share your views with the County and the
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 email@example.com.
Working group/task force members are required to be civic association members, which requires residency in Bluemont and being current on annual dues.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.