Arlington Advocacy on Planning
Examples of the Chamber’s advocacy in Arlington on issues related to planning include:
The Arlington Chamber supports the agenda item on the January 10 Planning Commission meeting, concerning site plan and GLUP amendments for the 1501 Arlington Boulevard redevelopment project. This project will transform the site, currently including an aging motel and two small garden apartment buildings, into a modern multi-family residential building with 446 units, 24 of which are committed affordable units. The Arlington Chamber supports the adoption of the Langston Boulevard Area Plan and related amendments, to be considered by the County Board on November 11. The Chamber requests the Board to adopt General Land Use Plan (GLUP) designations for the Langston Boulevard Plan Area by the middle of 2024. Updating the GLUP designations in a timely fashion will encourage development and encourage the realization of the Plan Goals. Also, the Chamber asks that the Board include two additional Area Plan Goals – the retention or expansion of retail and businesses, and the provision of parking resources. This would allow for specific incentives for development to retain and attract businesses of all sizes along the corridor, and for the provision of accessible and sufficient parking in the hubs of the Boulevard.