The multi-year Plan Lee Highway process will refine, validate and build upon the community’s vision and the guiding principles and goals as expressed in the 2016 Lee Highway Visioning Study report . The process will include a study of interrelated key planning elements, such as transportation and public space, for the full Lee Highway corridor and potential land use changes within a Core Study Area (see map below). The anticipated outcomes are that the study results in a County Board-adopted plan that establishes a high-level framework for the corridor.
Lee Highway is one of Arlington’s major east-west arterial streets, spanning the full length of the County from Rosslyn to East Falls Church. It is a major commuter corridor and gateway from the City of Falls Church. It also serves as a primary commercial destination for the northern half of the County, providing access to convenience goods, services, and dining for many residents. Characterized by low-rise commercial development and prominent surface level parking lots, the auto-oriented public realm and general development pattern is typical of commercial corridors found throughout Arlington.
The study is anticipated to kick-off in late 2018 or early 2019.