The Revitalization of Columbia Pike, a vital transit corridor through Arlington, is a top priority for the County. The Board adopted a revitalization plan on March 12, 2002, establishing a vision and development framework.
In February, 2003, the Board adopted the Form Based Code for Columbia Pike corridor, a new review process and zoning tool to promote smart growth redevelopment in the corridor and to achieve new public places.
Four development nodes were established within the revitalization district – Town Center, Neighborhood Center, Village Center and Eastern Gateway. The Form Based Code also designated a series of new public open spaces and specified purposes and design criteria for each. The goal is to transform south Arlington’s Main Street into a lively commercial boulevard with a mix of ground-floor retail stores and sidewalk cafes framed by a canopy of trees and upper story homes and offices.
- Arlington County Columbia Pike Initiative
- Form Based Code
- Form Base Code FAQ
- Columbia Pike Land Use and Housing Study
- Real Estate Development Project
- Pike Transit Options
- Pike Transit Initiative
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