An official website of Arlington County government

County Initiatives

Around Arlington - October 20, 2014

Around Arlington – October 20, 2014

In this episode, we celebrated some new parks around town, gained insight at the third annual Women in Business Conference, danced our way into helping the library’s early literacy program, redefined marriage in the commonwealth with a ground breaking announcement and shared some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween, plus so much more.

Same Sex Marriage legal in Virginia

Same Sex Marriage legal in Virginia

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring held a press conference at 12:30 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 6 in front of the Arlington County Courthouse on the Commonwealth’s response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to review rulings on same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth and four other states.

Rethinking Arlington's Energy Future

Rethinking Arlington’s Energy Future

Over 50 years ago community leaders had a vision to redevelop Arlington, VA. At the time they didn’t know that they were starting a trend that would later be known as ‘Smart Growth’. This is the story of how today’s Arlington visionaries want to create a community energy plan that’ll reach into the next 50 years.

Around Arlington - September 22, 2014

Around Arlington – September 22, 2014

On this episode, we remember and pay tribute to those who were lost 13 years ago during the Septemeber 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, invite you to explore and celebrate the Hispanic heritage in Arlington, check out a newly renovated Glencarlyn park, celebrate the opening of the Route 50 and Courthouse road interchange and more.

Arlington VA Sept. 11 2014

Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony – 2014

Memorial ceremony for the victims of the Sept. 11 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

Neighborhood Conservation Program

Neighborhood Conservation Program

For 50 years now Arlington has been using an innovative program of civic participation to serve the needs of its community called the Neighborhood Conservation Program

Around Arlington - August 13, 2014

Around Arlington – August 13, 2014

On this episode, there is a new police chief in town for a day, we explore Arlington’s amazing public art program, Courthouse Square gets one step closer to a major update, Metro’s silver line heads into Arlington, and major improvements to several parks and neighborhoods thanks to the Capital Improvement Plan.

Around Arlington - July 29, 2014

Around Arlington – July 29, 2014

In this episode, we break ground on Virginia’s first right-of-way dedicated to premium surface transit, and see some young girls go to Fire Camp.

Charlie Clark's Arlington County Chronicles

Charlie Clark’s Arlington County Chronicles

Author Charlie Clark reads from his book, Arlington County Chronicles.

Jay Fisette

2014 State of the County Address

2014 Arlington State of the County Address

Why Streetcar? Because we can transform the Pike while preserving affordable housing

Why Streetcar? Because we can transform the Pike while preserving affordable housing

The streetcar will encourage private investment and development along the Pike, including more housing. We have put in place innovative financing and planning incentives to preserve existing affordable housing.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar is a sound investment in our future

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar is a sound investment in our future

We expect the Columbia Pike streetcar to yield $3 to $4.2 billion in new real estate value for Arlington and Fairfax over 30 years, and attract more than 6,000 new jobs within 10 years of the start of construction.

Why Streetcar? Because Arlington is growing

Why Streetcar? Because Arlington is growing

Over the next 30 years, we expect 65% of our population growth and 44% of job growth to occur along the seven and a half mile Skyline -Columbia Pike-Crystal City-Potomac Yard route.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar will improve the quality of life for everyone on the Pike

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar will improve the quality of life for everyone on the Pike

The County has put in place innovative financing and planning incentives to ensure that the Pike’s affordable housing, and rich diversity, are preserved.

Why Streetcar? Because this is what we do

Why Streetcar? Because this is what we do

Planning for the long-term is what makes Arlington a national model of smart growth. We make strategic investments – like the streetcar – that build a sustainable community.