Those residents interested in the future of the Lee Highway corridor are invited to join a consulting team led by Dover Kohl and Partners, and county planning staff for a hands-on workshop to help determine the county’s next steps for planning along Lee Highway.
The four-day workshop, sponsored by Arlington County Government, is scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 6 at the Langston-Brown Community and Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. The goal is to involve the community in a visioning effort for the corridor’s future.
Among the topics of discussion are: how to safely accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles; commuter issues; housing opportunities; how much and what type of development is appropriate; transition areas between commercial properties and nearby single-family neighborhoods; streetscape design, and the preservation of cultural resources.
Arlington’s stretch of Lee Highway runs more than five miles east-to-west across north Arlington, from Rosslyn to Falls Church.
The corridor is lined with a mix of businesses and shops, apartment buildings, condominiums, tree-lined neighborhoods and historic buildings such as the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department.
The community’s effort to re-imagine Lee Highway got underway in 2013, when presidents of some of the corridor’s civic associations formed the Lee Highway Alliance to encourage participation. The alliance now includes some 15 civic associations, with every Arlington neighborhood that lies along the corridor participating.
After Friday’s introductory kick-off, participants will spend Saturday and Sunday drawing their vision for the future of the corridor and developing suggestions for actions to be taken in the near term (1-3 years), mid-term (3-5 years), and long term (5+ years).
For more information on the Lee Highway Community Visioning Charrette, including a full schedule, visit http://projects.arlingtonva.us/plans-studies/land-use/lee-highway/.