The letter sent from the BCA to the Arlington County Board may be viewed here: http://www.bluemontcivic.org/docs/BCA_to_County_Board_on_Wilson_Boulevard_Sidewalk_Improvements_June_12_2013_final.pdf
Adopted April 24, 2013
UPDATE May 8, 2013: The BCA has sent a letter to the County Board detailing the Official Position of the BCA regarding the Redevelopment of Safeway Site; the letter in it’s entirety may be viewed here:
Below is the text of the official position:
The Bluemont neighborhood is overwhelmingly comprised of single-family and other low-density housing. The residents of Bluemont highly value this community characteristic and the lifestyle associated with it.
The residents of Bluemont have enjoyed and benefited from the location of the Safeway grocery store on Wilson Blvd and strongly support the modernization of that store and the possible addition of additional retail and services to the location. We recognize that a redevelopment of the Safeway property could bring with it additional community benefits such as a coffee shop, new green space or gathering locations, wider and more convenient sidewalks, undergrounded utilities, street trees and/or additional parking.more