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Opportunities for Public Input – Share Your Ideas/Oportunidades de contribución pública: comparta sus ideas
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Opportunities for Public Input – Share Your Ideas/Oportunidades de contribución pública: comparta sus ideas

Check out all the opportunities for public input. Come and share your ideas about the future of Columbia Pike. There will be a week long Charrette (open design studio) intended to gain community input on the future of the residential areas along the Pike. The Charette is a multi-day, intensive series of public meetings where residents, […]

A Slice of the Pike, Best Experienced on Foot
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

A Slice of the Pike, Best Experienced on Foot

No matter how you slice it, Columbia Pike offers a feast for the senses, from head to toes.  See for yourself at the premiere of WalkArlington‘s newest Walkabout, Pike Hike II, coming this summer! Developed by WalkArlington and theColumbia Pike Revitalization Organization and led by County Board Chairman Christopher Zimmerman,Pike Hike II: Columbia Pike Town Center West makes its debut on Sunday, […]

A Better Pike: Better for Your Health
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

A Better Pike: Better for Your Health

Draft Goal #6: Enhance urban design and architectural features to improve the Pike’s identity and maintain compatible transitions between the neighborhoods and commercial centers. A number of draft goals were established at the outset of the Columbia Pike Land Use & Housing Study.  These goals describe the community’s vision for the future; many of these […]

Historic Preservation on the Pike
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Historic Preservation on the Pike

The Form Based Code, adopted by the County in 2003, calls for the preservation of specific buildings and facades located along Columbia Pike.  The former Arlington Hardware, now occupied by P. Brennan’s Irish Pub, was among the first historic building facades preserved through the Code. Another exciting planning tool currently being developed by the County is theHistoric […]

The Streetcar/El tranvía
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

The Streetcar/El tranvía

Arlington and Fairfax Counties are planning to construct a streetcar line along Columbia Pike in Arlington.  It will operate in the traffic lanes, primarily along the outside curb lane.  Initially, the streetcar will link Pentagon City in Arlington with the Skyline area of Fairfax County.  This line is intended to connect with a planned Crystal […]

The Columbia Pike Initiative – Pursuing Changes along the Pike/Iniciativa Columbia Pike: En busca de cambios a lo largo del Pike
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

The Columbia Pike Initiative – Pursuing Changes along the Pike/Iniciativa Columbia Pike: En busca de cambios a lo largo del Pike

As the Rosslyn-Ballston Metro Corridor started emerging as a hip place to hang out in the evening for drinks and dinner, and for new apartments, condos and offices, the Columbia Pike community began calling for a revitalization plan for the Pike corridor.  Thanks to community interest and County Board direction, the Pike corridor is changing.  It […]

Columbia Pike: From Past to Present
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Columbia Pike: From Past to Present

Columbia Pike is one of Arlington’s oldest and most important thoroughfares. Join us as we take a brief look at the development history of Columbia Pike. 1900s-1920s-1940s Following improvements in road conditions, significant development began in the early 1900s.  Development intensified with the arrival of streetcar service in the 1910s and 1920s.  Streetcar service anchored […]

Welcome to the Columbia Pike Blog Series
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Welcome to the Columbia Pike Blog Series

Read about exciting things on the Pike, from the streetcar to affordable housing.

Family Unification Program is looking for Landlords!
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Family Unification Program is looking for Landlords!

The Arlington County Family Unification Program (FUP) provides rental assistance and support to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the separation of children from their families. The program has 50 available vouchers, for which it has already received 110 applications, many of them from families that are homeless. These families […]

Save the Date for Two Events, Sat. June 25
[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Save the Date for Two Events, Sat. June 25

Northern Virginia Housing Opportunities Expo This all day event will showcase opportunities for both first-time homebuyers and renters and include representatives from the financial and real estate community, as well as home inspectors, property managers and housing counselors. The first regional housing fair hosted by the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance in cooperation with the […]