County Manager appoints Community Forum Chair and Vice-Chair
The County Manager today appointed Paul Holland and Sandi Chesrown to serve in key roles as the Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Plan Lee Highway Community Forum. They are charged with championing the planning process and facilitating Working Group and Community Forum meetings to ensure there is participation from all members, constructive and open dialogue, collaboration, and a fair decision-making process. Paul and Sandi are both long-time community leaders in Arlington. Their partnership combines a deep experience in County planning processes with strong Lee Highway Alliance leadership. We thank them for their support and dedication to this study.
September 25, 2018
County seeks applicants for Community Forum
- Update: the application window for the Community Forum at-large positions closed on October 31.
The County is accepting applications from interested candidates to serve as at-large representatives on the Plan Lee Highway Community Forum. The Community Forum will be a team of 40-50 community members that includes at-large members, as well as representatives from the Lee Highway Alliance, the 14 civic associations adjacent to the Lee Highway corridor, County commission, property and business owners, and condo and renters associations. The at-large positions are intended to bring community perspectives not already provided by the other groups represented.
September 25, 2018
County Manager announces scope and charge
The County Manager shared with the County Board today, the final scope and charge for the Plan Lee Highway process, which is anticipated to kick-off in late 2018 or early 2019. The purpose of the upcoming study is to develop a comprehensive vision and policy framework for the future of this important corridor and its surrounding areas.
Given the character of Lee Highway and limited planning to date, there is a mounting desire within the community to improve the corridor and consider how future development can transform the character in a positive, rather than reactive, manner.
The County has designed a multi-layered engagement approach that will include broad participation and many opportunities for input from residents, businesses, community groups and stakeholders.
Project updates from 2013-2016 are summarized on the Lee Highway Visioning Study page. (coming soon)