Facility to be located at 2631 and 2635 Shirlington Road, accessible via the access road, in the Green Valley neighborhood
In July 2018 the County Board approved the purchase of three parcels on Shirlington Road for the operations and maintenance facility.
The project was approved in the County’s FY 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan for $81.2 million, which included the cost of the land purchase, concept planning, design and construction.
On Sept. 15, 2020, the County Board approved a $3.9 million contract with Stantec Architecture, Inc. for planning, design and construction administration services for the facility.
About the Project
This project will address the need for parking, operations and maintenance of the County’s growing Arlington Transit (ART) bus fleet. ART has significantly increased its number of routes and hours of service during the past 10 years and plans to continue growing during the next 20 years, supported by a fleet of more than 100 buses.
The County acquired three parcels of land in Green Valley to construct the facilities needed to consolidate ART service functions and support its current and future needs. The facility will perform regular preventive bus maintenance, repairs and other unscheduled maintenance work. It also will include administration and operations functions and parking for buses and staff. The facility is essential for ART’s long-term sustainability.
The project will include:
- A maintenance, operations, and administration building and surface parking for the buses (to be located on Parcel A)
- A three-story parking structure for employee vehicles (to be located on Parcel B)
The County will require a minimum of LEED Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Silver Certification for the project, which will be designed to include sustainable materials and systems.
About Arlington Transit
Arlington Transit (ART) is Arlington County’s local transit system that supplements Metrobus service with cross-County routes as well as neighborhood connections to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express.
Third Community Meeting
Project Design Update - June 2021
- Learn how the project team is working to address prior feedback received on the concept design, including how the site will handle stormwater, flooding issues, solar, results of the traffic study and future electric charging of buses
- See how the building will fit in with the community, including massing and site context as well as aesthetics informed by community feedback
- View a recording of the meeting here.
Second Community Meeting: Concept Design and Feedback
Concept Design Meeting Recording - February 2021
- 0.00 - Introductions and Background
- 5:20 - Project Overview
- 8:30 - Concept Designs
- 21:00 - Community Comments
- Concept Design Presentation Slide Deck
First Community Meeting: Project Introduction and Preliminary Concept
Project Introduction Video Presentation - December 2020
- 0.00 - Meet the Project Team
- 1:52 - Get to know Arlington Transit (ART) and the Operations and Maintenance Facility
- 5:21 - Review the project scope and goals
- 7:24 - Get to know the project site and considerations
- 10:16 - Learn about the path to the preliminary concept design
- 13:41 - View preliminary concept design
- 15:24 - Check out next steps and share feedback
Public Facilities Review Committee
The project will be reviewed by the Public Facilities Review Committee. You can learn more about the committee process, view meeting materials and recordings and learn how to participate on the committee site.
- February 17, 2021 - View materials and presentation recording
- December 16, 2020 - View materials and presentation recording
The following community engagement activities have also taken place:
- March 2021 - Staff provided the Transportation Advisory Committee with a project update on the concept design.
- December 2020 – The design team consultant and staff presented to the Green Valley Civic Association on the preliminary concept design.
- September 2020 – Staff presented to the Green Valley Civic Association and also hosted a small, socially-distanced on-site meeting with civic leaders.
- July 2020 – Staff provided the Transportation Advisory Committee with a brief project update.
- July 2019 – Staff presented a general overview of the project, including funding, vision and scope to the Transportation Advisory Committee.
- July 2019 – Staff presented a general overview of the project, including funding, vision and scope to the Green Valley Civic Association.
This project is funded with $39 million from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) as well as with funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and dedicated local transportation sources.