March 9, 2007
To the Arlington Heights Community:
I am very pleased to announce the public comment period for the attached draft updated Neighborhood Conservation Plan, which is meant to replace a plan dating to 1980. The draft plan is the fruit of much labor, representing hundreds of hours of work undertaken exclusively by volunteers. The neighborhood association’s Executive Committee and Neighborhood Conservation Committee have reviewed the draft, and welcome your comments at this time.
The primary reason for the plan update is to offer a vision for the neighborhood, while addressing concerns that have arisen over the past twenty-seven years. Another important reason is to give our neighborhood projects a higher likelihood of being funded in the next two years by the county’s Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC). More information about the NCAC process will be presented during the special
AHCA meeting scheduled for March 30, 2007, 7-9 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Elementary School library. Prior notice of the meeting and public comment was posted at:http://www.ahca.info/planning/2007/special-meeting-notice#neighborhood-conservation
As with any planning document, the draft plan may contain inaccuracies or fail to address issues that are important to members of the Arlington Heights community. I encourage you to comment on any inaccuracies in the document, in addition to making any substantive comments. Some of the maps in the document were generated by Arlington County, using the GIS system. If there are mistakes in these maps, please bring them to our attention so we can inform the county about any needed changes.
The public comment period runs from today, March 9, 2007 through March 30, 2007. The draft plan can be reviewed, and commented upon, at www.ahca.info. A hard copy of the draft plan can also be viewed in the reference section of the Columbia Pike library. For those who do not wish to make web-based public comment, you may submit comments, in writing, to Lynn Michaels, 102 S. Garfield St., Arlington, VA 22204. Ms. Michaels can also provide a hard copy, upon request.
Since the public comment version of this document is in .pdf format, web links that are in the document are inactive. These links provide information that may be of interest, so a full list of these links is attached to this letter.
Thank you in advance for your time in reviewing this important planning document.
Neighborhood Conservation Representative
LIST OF LINKS IN THE DRAFT PLAN:
- Arlington Heights Neighborhood Conservation Plan (1980)
- Columbia Pike Revitalization District Form Based Code
- AHCA Pedestrian Safety Committee Motion
- Career Center Public Comment to Multi-Site Study Committee from January 29, 2007
- Career Center Public Comment to Multi-Site Study Committee from February 26, 2007
- Arlington County Pedestrian Transportation Plan (1997)
- Arlington Heights 2000 Census Data