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.
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.
A large, comfortable, workhorse vehicle, the streetcar will attract riders. Each streetcar vehicle can hold 100% more passengers than a standard Metrobus.
We estimate that streetcar, over 30 years, will generate $1.26 billion in new tax revenues. That means more money for schools, infrastructure, affordable housing and other services.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we honor the 2013 DESIGNArlington awardwinners, learn how kids are teaming up with police to help change our community, see how a new transitway can help with traffic, marvel at new art lighting up Rosslyn, and mourn the loss of a beloved Arlington employee.