Public Land Site Evaluation


The County is developing policy guidelines for evaluating County-owned sites that are proposed for public needs, such as public facilities, schools or affordable housing.

The draft guidelines set goals, evaluation criteria and a process for determining how to balance public priorities. It is intended to inform the analysis of a site’s feasibility, but does not include the site selection process for an identified public facility need. Potential uses for public land could include public facilities, affordable housing, schools and recreational facilities and parks. Potential sites include:

Upcoming studies that could be influenced by this policy include:

North Side Salt Facility 26th St North & Old Dominion Dr Spring 2015
Lubber Run Community Center 300 N Park Dr Spring 2015
Jennie Dean Park & Adjacent Land S Four Mile Run Spring 2015


Submit Feedback

We are seeking community feedback on the draft policy that will guide upcoming land use studies. The comment period has been extended and will close on October 31, 2014.

To submit your feedback, you can complete the form below, or, visit the topic forum on OpenArlington. All feedback will be collected and used to revise the draft and present updated guidelines to the Long Range Planning Committee and the Planning Commission for their review in Fall 2014. The County Board will consider the Public Land Site Evaluation Guidelines at its December meeting.

Public Lands Policy Comment Form

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