The General Land Use Plan (GLUP) is one of eleven Comprehensive Plan elements and is the primary policy guide for future development in Arlington. The GLUP establishes the overall character, extent and location of various land uses. It balances residential, shopping, office and mixed-use development, focuses development around Metro Station Areas and encourages construction of a variety of housing types.
The most recent GLUP booklet includes updates through June 30, 2016.
- GLUP Map (Dec. 2016)
- GLUP Booklet (Dec. 31, 2016)
- Historical GLUP Maps
- Special GLUP Studies
- GLUP Amendments
- GLUP Implementation
- Amendment Application Process
Arlington Recognized for General Land Use Plan Implementation
The American Planning Association recently recognized Arlington’s commitment to community-based planning and smart growth with a Gold 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Implementation of the County’s General Land Use Plan. Each year, APA recognizes outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership through its National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards, the profession’s highest honor.
For more than 50 years, Arlington’s General Land Use Plan has served as a guide for the county’s smart growth journey. Arlington experienced a remarkable transformation from an auto-centric collection of neighborhoods to one of America’s most recognized examples of sustainability and transit-oriented development.