Proposed Study Area
The Lee Highway planning process will be led by Arlington County’s Planning Division, with support from additional departments. More information about additional participants and community involvement will be announced prior to the formal kick off in 2018.
Previous Research Areas
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.
MAP: Lee Highway (research area used previously for the visioning process)
|November 29, 2016||Community Open House|
|July – December 2016||Pre-planning tasks to prepare for formal planning process|
|May 16, 2016||Final Lee Highway Visioning Study report published.|
|February 6, 2016||A community meeting was held to present a draft visioning report and collect community feedback.|
|November 6-9, 2015||A County-sponsored Community Visioning Charrette brought together residents, business owners, stakeholders and industry experts to establish a shared vision for Lee Highway. Online engagement opportunities followed.|
|October 2014 – January 2015||The LHA organized five community meetings with partnering civic associations to collect preliminary revisioning ideas. County staff presented on existing conditions and related studies underway.|
|June – September 2013||Three walking tours were organized along the corridor with LHA and supported by County staff.|
|February 2013||A strategic partnership between 12 Civic Association Presidents moved forward to form the Lee Highway Alliance (LHA).|
|Throughout 2012||Grassroots Lee Highway community meetings start discussions about the future of Lee Highway.|