The Urban Design and Research section both leads and collaborates on a variety of different projects and initiatives. The following are some of the sector plans, forecasts, presentations and other special projects in progress or recently completed.
Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Bridge
Ongoing | This project involves the redesign and replacement of the original pedestrian bridge linking the former Ballston Common Mall and Ballston Metro. This is a collaborative effort between studioTECHNE, the Forest City project team, County staff and the Public Art Committee.
Population & Employment Forecasts
Ongoing | We prepare regular estimates and forecasts of population, employment and housing statistics to assist with the planning and development process. We also contribute data to Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's Cooperative Forecasting Program.
Courthouse Square — Sector Plan Addendum
Sept. 2015 | This long-range plan will guide the development of a new civic center and public destination for Arlington over the next several decades. The plan proposes ten "big ideas," which include moving parking underground, central metro access, a 21st century civic square and more.
Community Facilities Study — Demographics Presentation
March 2015 | This demographics presentation answers several questions, including why school enrollment is increasing, whether new multi-family housing and committed affordable housing developments are affecting school enrollment, and more. Watch the video (Part 1 | Part 2)