Columbia Pike reflects Arlington’s diversity with its unique blend of housing, local shops and a large concentration of ethnic restaurants. The Pike is often described as Arlington's "Main Street," and that was exactly the vision defined through an intensive community-based planning effort for the area.
Columbia Pike stretches for more than three miles across Arlington, from Arlington Cemetery and Fort Myer in the east, all the way to Arlington's western border with Fairfax County. It is the busiest bus transit corridor in Virginia. Already home to more than 17 percent of Arlington’s population, the Pike is expected to add 7,300 residents, 3,900 homes, 7,000 jobs, and 2.2 million square feet of new commercial space by 2040.
- Planning at a Glance
- Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike
- Timeline of Major Planning Milestones
Private Development Projects
View map of development projects on the Pike.
- Columbia Pike Bike Boulevards
- Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements
- Columbia Pike Transit Stations
- Columbia Pike Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements: South Wakefield Street to Four Mile Run Drive
- Glencarlyn Park – Arlington Forest Park Improvement Project
- Glencarlyn Park – Park Improvement Project
- South Courthouse Road Complete Street
- South Walter Reed Drive Complete Street
- Washington Boulevard Bridge Over Columbia Pike Interchange
Land Use & Revitalization
- Street Map
- GLUP Map
- Zoning Map
- Neighborhoods Form Based Code (Article 11.2 Appendix B of the Zoning Ordinance)
- Commercial Centers Form Based Code (Article 11.1 Appendix A of the Zoning Ordinance)
- Columbia Pike Housing & Form Based Code Maps
- Columbia Pike Land Use & Housing Study Preliminary Analysis Report
- Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan 2012
- Columbia Pike Initiative: A Revitalization Plan 2005 Update
- Street Space Task Force Report
- Columbia Pike Initiative: A Revitalization Plan 2002 -- Volume I and Volume II
Neighborhood Conservation Plans
- Alcova Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan 1999
- Arlington Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2008
- Arlington View Neighborhood Conservation Plan 1965
- Barcroft Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2008
- Columbia Forest Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2000
- Columbia Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2004
- Columbia Heights West Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2000
- Douglas Park Neighborhood Conservation Plan 1998
- Foxcroft Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2009
- Penrose Neighborhood Conservation Plan 2003
- The Columbia Pike Initiative is a model for other municipalities for using form based codes - a form-regulated zoning tool.
- At the eastern end of Columbia Pike is the Pentagon — the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters and one of the largest office buildings in the world.
- Community Events: Columbia Pike Blues Festival and a farmers’ market every Sunday in Pike Park.
- The Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan won the 2012 Benjamin Banneker Award for Outstanding Social Commitment and Community from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).
Explore the map below by using the zoom tool on the left to locate current development projects. Click on a symbol to learn more about the project.