WRAPS – Western Rosslyn Area Planning Study
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Western Rosslyn Area Planning Study (WRAPS), is a County-led community planning process that will develop an Area Plan for a site that currently encompasses the Wilson School, Fire Station #10, a park, a convenience store, an office building and multi-family apartments.
The County Board has appointed a Working Group of Arlington residents, business leaders, and advocates, who will work with the County’s planning staff to study urban design, circulation, building location and design and other considerations.
Specific County goals that will be explored:
- A multi-story secondary school with up to 1,300 seats;
- Recreation and open space that is up to 60,00 square feet in size; which could include athletic field(s) and interior space within the school to be used jointly by the school and the community, and other open space that replaces the existing playground and basketball court located within Rosslyn Highlands Park or provides similar needed passive and active park and recreational amenities for use by the community;
- A new fire station;
- Affordable housing;
- Energy efficiency/sustainability;
- Economically viable, urban and vibrant development with a mix of uses, heights and densities that support achieving County goals; and
- Effective multi-modal transportation facilities and services.
Read the complete Working Group Charge from the County Board (May 13, 2014).
We are collaborating to create our vision. County staff, Arlington Public Schools, property owners and community members will participate in the planning process. Our milestones identify target Working Group meetings, public meetings, commission and committee meetings and joint work sessions.