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  • About

    About

    Envision Courthouse Square is a community planning effort to reimagine the County’s civic center and create a great public destination. The goal is to update the vision outlined in the 1993 Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum, which identified a state-of-the-art government center and signature public space as critical to the area’s development. The update will create […]

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  • Process and Schedule

    Process and Schedule

    We centered our process around extensive civic engagement. Together with the Arlington community, we are reimagining our future shared space. View a summary of our civic engagement process. Community Workshops July 23, 2014 Community Workshop #3 Agenda Presentation Big Idea Participant Preference Cards Participant Preference Cards (Blank) Big Ideas to Consider  #1 – Open Space Type […]

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  • Background

    Background

    The Envision Courthouse Square planning process will build from the Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum adopted in 1993. Additional reference documents:   PRIOR COUNTY PLANS AND STUDIES These documents include previously adopted Courthouse sector plans, small area plans and urban design studies, and studies associated with amendments to the General Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance […]

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  • FAQs

    FAQs

    What is the purpose of the planning study? The purpose of this 10-month study is to update the 1993 Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum. That addendum identified a state-of-the-art government center and signature public space as critical to the area’s development. Envision Courthouse Square will create a vision, strategies, standards, and implementation steps that will serve […]

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  • Surveys

    Surveys

    Design Concepts Survey: July 29 – August 10, 2014 This survey is now closed. Summary and analysis of the results will be posted to this page in late August. Check back to see how the community reacted to each idea. About the Design Concepts Survey Three draft design concepts were unveiled to the community at the […]

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Recent Articles

Three Design Concepts Open for Feedback Thru August 10

July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Three Design Concepts Open for Feedback Thru August 10

Did you miss the July Community Workshop? Don’t worry, there’s still time to weigh in on three draft design concepts. We need your help to determine the right mix of big ideas. Take the survey by August 10. Where should the County building be located? How should the open space be organized? What types of streets should we […]

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You’re Invited: Community Workshop July 23

June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
You’re Invited: Community Workshop July 23

Get a first look! Three design concepts will be unveiled for community feedback at the third Community Workshop. Each concept is a draft scheme based on input collected during the first two workshops and a series of Working Group meetings. The County is requesting help from the community to determine the right mix of design […]

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Take it Outside: New Outdoor Seating Area

June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Take it Outside: New Outdoor Seating Area

Have you seen? The County, working in partnership with the building owner, Vornado, added bright yellow tables and orange chairs in the front of the Courthouse Plaza office building. How fun! One more place for you to linger and enjoy the summer weather, have lunch outside, or meet up with friends and coworkers. The new […]

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Video: Time Lapse of Activity at Courthouse Square

April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Time Lapse of Activity at Courthouse Square

Watch 2 1/2 days in 2 1/2 minutes to see a typical Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Courthouse Square. The time lapse video was captured from April 11-12 and shows how many people are coming and going around the clock. Can you spot your favorite farmer’s market stand?

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