2400 South Shirlington Road
Design Process Ends: Spring 2018
Construction Begins: 3rd Quarter 2019
Construction End Date: End of 4th Quarter 2021 (projected)
About the Project
John Robinson, Jr. Town Square was developed as the anchor for the Village Center, in parallel with the Four Mile Run Valley initiative. The Square will serve as a community gathering place for events and learning about the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage as expressed through design enhancements and public art by award-winning landscape architect and artist Walter Hood. Improvements include open space and plaza, public art, an outdoor stage, neighborhood history/community information, underground utilities, sidewalk and pedestrian improvements, streetlights, on-street parking and seating and tables. View Walter Hood’s May 7, 2018 presentation on the final design for the Town Square here.
Arlington County’s Neighborhood Services Division is managing the project in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Services and Arlington Economic Development-Cultural Affairs. The project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Process
The County Board adopted the Nauck Village Center Action Plan (NVCAP) on July 10, 2004, to guide public and private investment of the neighborhood’s commercial center. Settled by free African-Americans in 1844, the Green Valley neighborhood, formerly known as Nauck, is one of Arlington’s oldest African-American communities. The Board also designated the Shirlington Road Corridor as a Special Revitalization District (SRD), which allows properties within the plan’s boundaries to receive special incentives and regulations
- Nauck Village Center Action Plan (July 2004)
- Nauck Town Square Report (August 2006)
- Nauck Retail Assessment (March 2006)
- Nauck Town Square Renderings (2006)
- Nauck Village Transportation Report (November 2005)
- Nauck Village Center Action Plan
- Community Kick-Off Presentation from Walter Hood (Dec. 14, 2015)
- Community Draft Designs Presentation from Walter Hood (March 22, 2016)
- County Board Report on 2400 Shirlington Road Acquisition (Jan. 3, 2017)
Funding is provided by the Commercial Revitalization Program – Capital Improvement Program (CIP). This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.