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Bob Peck Property Redevelopment

Mar. 26, 2008 - Read a Recap of the Peck-Staples preconstricution meeting by John Herickhoff

Feb. 23, 2008 - The Arlington County Board today approved a mixed-use project for the last unplanned redevelopment site in the Ballston Metro station area. The project will replace the former Bob Peck car dealership with office buildings, affordable apartments, townhouses and retail space. To read the full version of this release on the Arlington County website, go here: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Communications/PressReleases/61238.aspx

For more information regarding BCA's role in the development plan, contact Terry Serie (tlserie@aol.com).

See the current site plan layout here (PDF)

Effects of the Clarendon Baptist Church Rezoning
More information coming soon. But here's some reading material while you wait.
Proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance
Virginia Supreme Court decision

Safeway Site
Visit the Neighborhood Projects Archive


June 18, 2007 Walking Town Meeting Report.
A large number of Bluemont residents came out to show they are concerned about keeping new developments west of N. Glebe Road in harmony (height, tapering, architectural style, and materials) with the adjacent residential neighborhoods on N. Tazewell, N. Vermont, N. Wakefield, N. Woodrow, and N. Abingdon Streets.
Some 150 residents participated in the two-hour meeting.

Read the WTM Report - complete with lots of pictures!
WTM Summary of Results as of 10/04/07

Arterial Transporation Management Update
Work continues on the Arterial Transportation Management project along Wilson between Geo. Mason and N. Frederick, including sidewalk, curb and gutter improvements and medians. BCA has worked closely with county staff for several years to improve walkability and access on this stretch of Wilson.

Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan
The County is in the process of producing a Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan (NIP) "to guide the County's budgetary and program efforts." Each neighborhood, including Bluemont, has been provided with an inventory report. This report can be viewed at: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/CPHD/ons/pdf/BluemontFinalReport.pdf.

The report includes maps that purport to show missing improvements (curb, gutter, sidewalk, etc.) in our neighborhood. The report also shows the amenities in our neighborhood (such as basketball courts, etc.). The County hopes that when all neighborhoods complete their reports, "the NIP will provide an inventory of existing neighborhood infrastructure and will also identify potential future street improvements, park upgrades, traffic calming and street light installations as well as other infrastructure enhancements in the public right-of-way. It is intended to be used as a planning tool to assist neighborhoods in setting capital improvement priorities."

We have been advised that by listing possible improvements, we are in no way prioritizing such improvements. Prioritization will occur through the regular NC process.

At the June 27, 2007, annual meeting, a motion was made and seconded to approve the revised June 25 version of the Neighborhood Infrastructure Plan (NIP) list for BCA and to grant the Executive Board authority to amend the NIP list as appropriate and finalize it for submission to the County later in the summer. The motion was unanimously approved by the membership. A finalized list was created after the August 14 Executive Board metting.

Click here to read the NIP list.

If you believe improvements are needed in your neighborhood of the type described in the Bluemont report, or if you have any additions to the list, please briefly identify such items in an e-mail to Bluemont's NCAC Representative, Wendy Dean at wjlarlington@yahoo.com.

Effects of the Clarendon Baptist Church Rezoning
More information coming soon. But here's some reading material while you wait.
Proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance
Virginia Supreme Court decision

Existing Neighborhood Conservation Project Status
Project N400 N. 5th St. - Greenbrier to Fredrick St. The project is in the implementation phase. Plans have been completed and necessary easements have been obtained. Unfortunately, this project calls for the relocation of 9 utility poles and a gas main. That part of the project alone is expected to take up to a year.

Project N417 - 2002 - 7th St. N/N Buchanan St. This project was on hold at the 50-90% design phase. It has, happily, been taken off hold and assigned to an engineer. We hope that design will be completed expeditiously and implementation can begin. The County was not able to provide a time estimate.

Priority projects - No news to report. IF the County can fill its staffing vacancies, it hopes to begin looking at priority projects currently in the queue.

For help in understanding the somewhat confusing NC program process, please see:


Conservation Plan Archive

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BCA Development/Project Contacts

Terry Serie

Judah dal Cais

Carl Drummond
Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee Representative
703-522-8259, carld10@aol.com


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