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Around Arlington - July 8, 2014

Around Arlington – July 8, 2014

In this episode, we celebrate our volunteers and all they do, take a look at two parks now open in the area, see how some kids are making a change and learn what Google was doing in Arlington.

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 Metro was a success and streetcars will be, too.

Why Streetcar? Because Metro was a success and streetcars will be, too.

METRO and smart growth are our legacy. Streetcars will fulfill the Main Street vision for Columbia Pike, just as METRO transformed the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

Why Streetcar? Because buses alone can't carry enough people.

Why Streetcar? Because buses alone can’t carry enough people.

A large, comfortable, workhorse vehicle, the streetcar will attract riders. Each streetcar vehicle can hold 100% more passengers than a standard Metrobus.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar improves connections.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar improves connections.

The 7.4-mile streetcar system will connect job centers, neighborhoods, and shopping destinations, as well as Metrorail and VRE commuter rail.

Why Streetcar? Because more people will want to ride streetcar.

Why Streetcar? Because more people will want to ride streetcar.

Streetcar will help us attract more people to transit who now drive alone — and will help reduce congestion in the key Columbia Pike and Route 1 corridors.

Around Arlington - June 16, 2014

Around Arlington – June 16, 2014

On this episode of Around Arlington, the county retains its triple AAA bond rating, we take a look at the reduction in the homeless population in the county, and the new update to Arlington’s Noise Ordinance. We also visit the new state of the art small animals facility at the Animal Welfare League, and celebrate all of Arlington’s volunteers.

Police Memorial

Around Arlington – May 20, 2014

On this episode, we take a look at Tandem NSI’s recent National Security Deal Day at Artisphere, how Arlington has cut costs of new transit stops across the region, a look at Clarendon in the 1970s, and honor those law enforcement who gave their lives to protect our community.

Memories of Little Saigon

Memories of Little Saigon

Writer/historian Kimberly O’Connell shares her memories of Arlington’s Little Saigon neighborhood, formerly located in Clarendon.

Press Briefing: Arlington County Manager's Recommendations for Future Transit Station Construction

Press Briefing: Arlington County Manager’s Recommendations for Future Transit Station Construction

Arlington County Manager’s recommendations for future transit station construction along Columbia Pike.

multimodal

Around Arlington – May 06,2014

In this episode, we look at how the county is making one section of Pentagon City safer to travel, an addition of some new Notable trees, a reopening of a local park that is fit for kids and adults, and we honor the women of vision in Arlington.