Lee Highway Planning
The final Lee Highway Visioning Study was published on May 11, 2016. View the document to see the community's vision for Lee Highway, illustrations, recommendations and background on the visioning process.
Building on recent visioning work by the Lee Highway community, the County expects to kick off and lead a community planning process for Lee Highway that takes a closer look at the long-term goals for this important corridor and its surrounding areas. Kick-off timing is uncertain at this time and it will be assessed once funding is confirmed as part of the remaining County Budget adoption process. The County is currently working on project scoping and pre-planning tasks to prepare. The process will include broad participation and many opportunities for input from residents, businesses, community groups and stakeholders. We encourage you to join the effort.
A grassroots effort led by community leaders in north Arlington paved the way for a community-wide visioning process and the recently published Lee Highway Visioning Study (May 2016).
The vision, a culmination of a seven-month study, illustrates the best of the community's ideas and proposes key ingredients for the future of this important east-west corridor. This vision calls for Lee Highway to become a walkable, urban main street with a string of neighborhood activity centers between Rosslyn and East Falls Church, along with new transportation options, better public spaces and more.
The visioning process was a unique, joint effort between Arlington County and the Lee Highway Alliance (LHA) to achieve a vision that balanced a broad range of perspectives. LHA is a coalition of 18 civic association leaders who have actively engaged communities along Lee Highway since 2012 to develop a community-based vision, and identify actions and strategies to achieve it. Outcomes from a four-day community visioning charrette, along with public reviews, informed the content of the final document which the LHA presented to the County Board on May 17, 2016.
The visioning document is not an adopted plan, but rather a compilation of ideas that provide a framework for the formal County planning process that will kick off in 2017.
Process, Scope & Timeline
Read more about the participants in this process, view maps of previous research areas and review a projected timeline.