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.
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.
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.
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.
The County has put in place innovative financing and planning incentives to ensure that the Pike’s affordable housing, and rich diversity, are preserved.
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.
A large, comfortable, workhorse vehicle, the streetcar will attract riders. Each streetcar vehicle can hold 100% more passengers than a standard Metrobus.
The 7.4-mile streetcar system will connect job centers, neighborhoods, and shopping destinations, as well as Metrorail and VRE commuter rail.
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.