Columbia Pike reflects Arlington’s diversity with its unique blend of housing, local shops and a large concentration of ethnic restaurants. The Pike is often described as Arlington's "Main Street," and that was exactly the vision defined through an intensive community-based planning effort for the area.
Columbia Pike stretches for more than three miles across Arlington, from Arlington Cemetery and Fort Myer in the east, all the way to Arlington's western border with Fairfax County. It is the busiest bus transit corridor in Virginia. Already home to more than 17 percent of Arlington’s population, the Pike is expected to add 7,300 residents, 3,900 homes, 7,000 jobs, and 2.2 million square feet of new commercial space by 2040.
- Planning at a Glance
- Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike
- Timeline of Major Planning Milestones
Private Development Projects
- Bike Boulevards
- Multimodal Street Improvements (Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements)
- Transit Stations
- Glencarlyn Park – Arlington Forest Park Improvement Project
- Glencarlyn Park – Park Improvement Project
- South Courthouse Road Complete Street
- South Walter Reed Drive Complete Street
- The Columbia Pike Initiative is a model for other municipalities for using form based codes - a form-regulated zoning tool.
- At the eastern end of Columbia Pike is the Pentagon — the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters and one of the largest office buildings in the world.
- Community Events: Columbia Pike Blues Festival and a farmers’ market every Sunday in Pike Park.
- The Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan won the 2012 Benjamin Banneker Award for Outstanding Social Commitment and Community from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).
Explore the map below by using the zoom tool on the left to locate current development projects. Click on a symbol to learn more about the project.