Neighborhood Planning Issues

2022 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are virtual during the pandemic. Normally meetings alternate between
Alice West Fleet Elementary Library
and the
Public Montessori School of Arlington Library.
Meetings start at 7:00 PM.

Please check the newsletter for details.

Arlington Heights Civic Association takes an active part in helping to plan improvements to our neighborhood. We maintain this planning page both to inform our residents about ongoing planning efforts and to maintain a historical archive of past activities.

Last updated June 25, 2022.

Columbia Pike

As a neighborhood bordering Columbia Pike, Arlington Heights is a key part of the initiatives that Arlington County plans regarding the pike. See Arlington's Columbia Pike page for more information about planning issues that affect both our neighborhood and all the neighborhoods along Columbia Pike.

Arlington Neighborhoods Plan

Read Arlington Heights's official Neighborhood Conservation Plan, adopted in 2008. Arlington County encourages civic associations to participate in the Arlington Neighborhoods Program. Arlington County summarizes the program as follows:

The Arlington Neighborhoods Program (formerly Neighborhood Conservation Program) helps improve and enhance Arlington neighborhoods. When the program was created in 1964, the goal was to empower residents by having them come together to discuss and share ideas for improving their neighborhoods. Today, the program provides funding for a variety of improvements including: installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, streetlights, signs, park improvements, neighborhood art and beautification. This program empowers citizens to identify and plan projects in their own neighborhoods.

Arlington Neighborhood Project Status

Active Projects

We have no active Arlington Neighborhoods Program projects as of November 2021.

Priority Projects - Proposed (maximum of two in the planning queue)

  1. Traffic calming and intersection redesign on 1st Road South: between South Glebe and Old Glebe - submitted May 27, 2016
  2. Sidewalks, curbs, and gutters on South Highland St. between Route 50 and and 2nd Street South - replaced 2nd Street South project February 2021 as second priority project

Additional Project Suggestions

The following needs have been identified repeatedly at civic association meetings::

Some Historical Projects

Planning Items by Year


Letter from County Board about Columbia Pike library

This letter, posted on April 23, 2020, confirms that there are no plans to relocate the library.


Arlington Boulevard project N515

See the Final Design for the modifications to Arlington Boulevard, project N515, that Tim McIntosh from the NCAC sent AHCA.

Construction of Fleet Elementary School

As of September, 2019, construction of Alice West Fleet Elementary School is complete.