All the Arlington News You Care About - 5/16
Maria Hegstad (DC Examiner) stressed that the board – and Rosslyn residents – hope the development will revitalize Rosslyn. Read more.
Kirstin Downey (Washington Post) reported Sunday on the Board’s decision. Read more.
Joe Coombs (Washington Business Journal) reports today that Columbia Pike's next redevelopment project would bring new residences and an upgraded community center to the heavily traveled corridor. Coombs reports that Arlington County officials are compiling proposals for an overhaul of the Arlington Mill Community Center's site, which sits on the pike (Route 244) near the county's border with Falls Church. Read more.
Schultz profiled the Arlington Athletic & Social League, a club for 20-something and 30-something Arlingtonians who like to combine sports and socializing. He interviewed AED’s Terry Holzheimer. Read more.
Maria Hegstad (DC Examiner) reported today that the County Board is considering at today’s meeting a request from Signature Theatre for $10 million in low-interest financing for interior improvements to its new theater. Read more.
David Schultz (Arlington Connection) wrote a very positive curtain raiser for Neighborhood Day. “What defines Arlington?” Schultz asks. “ Perhaps it's the collection of small, distinct neighborhoods; each of which have their own flair, personality and history.This weekend, the county is putting them on display for its annual Neighborhood Day festival.” He quotes Communications’ Serena Ingre-Martinez. Read more.
Scott McCaffrey (Sun Gazette) reports on the 11th annual James B. Hunter III Community Hero Awards, which this year honored residents with an age range that spanned more than 80 years. Board Chairman Paul Ferguson is quoted. Read more.
Neal Augenstein (WTOP) reported today on Arlington’s efforts to remake Crystal City. “The goal is to make every block here interesting,” he said. Read more.
David Schultz (Arlington Connection) gives the Neighborhood Day parade a big write up in this week’s edition – which is out today and up on the web. Read more.
Schultz wrote a separate story on the 10K Battle of the Boulevards race that took place last weekend. Read more.
Maria Hegstad (DC Examiner) writes that the latest plans for Crystal City’s possible future will be unveiled Wednesday at a community forum. The preliminary concept designed by urban planner Torti Gallas and Partners suggests a 30-year course of phased redevelopment based on the schedule of expiring leases and the military's base realignment and closure (BRAC) pullouts. Read more.
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