Columbia Pike Land Use & Housing Study
More than two decades of consistent and focused revitalization efforts are finally succeeding in stimulating the kind of development and growth most citizens, businesses and our County Government have envisioned and supported since the very first steps in the 1980s.
- Foster a healthy, diverse community with high quality of life along the Pike.
- Stabilize and strengthen single-family and multi-family neighborhoods and support established concepts of vibrant, economically-strong mixed-use commercial centers.
- Improve existing housing stock and expand housing options to achieve a housing mix that serves diverse households, preserves affordability for current and future residents, and supports the adopted Housing Goals and Targets and the Columbia Pike Initiative.
- Create a safe, pedestrian-friendly and multi-modal corridor with attractive and tree- lined streetscapes and seamless linkages between neighborhoods, to the commercial centers, and the region.
- Preserve neighborhood character, historic buildings and tree canopy.
- Enhance urban design and architectural features to improve the Pike’s identity and maintain compatible transitions between the neighborhoods and commercial centers.
- Incorporate sustainable, energy efficient, “green” neighborhood and building design principles.
Staff, residents and specialists working together
|May 24, 2011, 7pm||9th Plenary Group Meeting- Analysis ReportLocation: Kennmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington VA 22204
Documents: Executive Summary
|June 24-30, 2011||A 7-day Charrette is scheduled to be held to provide a forum to generate concept plans for the study area.
A Charrette is an interactive, intensive multi-day meeting that designers typically refer to when they want to gain a significant amount of feedback and participation while working on design related issues.