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  • About

    About

    The County Board initiated the community planning process, Envision Courthouse Square, in 2013. The goal of the process was 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 shared community vision balances the viewpoints, priorities and […]

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  • Plans

    Plans

    Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum: Courthouse Square (September 1, 2015): Download the full document. Section 1:  Purpose, Process + Vision   Section 2:  Concept Plan Recommendation   Section 3: Urban Design Guidelines     Part 1 Street Sections     Part 2 Street Frontage Types and Public Space   Section 4: Implementation Guidance   Appendix A:  Public Outreach for Courthouse […]

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  • Process and Meetings

    Process and Meetings

    The Envision Courthouse Square process was centered around extensive civic engagement. Together with the Arlington community, we reimagined our future shared space. View a summary of our civic engagement process. Meeting Notes and Documents Committee and Commission Meetings Planning Commission l September 10, 2015 l Presentation RTA at the Planning Commission l July 6, 2015 l Presentation Long Range […]

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Recent Articles

Final County Board Adopted Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum

December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Final County Board Adopted Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum

At its Sept. 21, 2015 meeting, the County Board adopted the Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum as a long-range plan that will guide the development of a new civic center and great public destination for Arlington over the next several decades. The adopted plan, incorporating all final edits made at the Board meeting, is now available. […]

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County Board Adopts New Courthouse Sector Plan

September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
County Board Adopts New Courthouse Sector Plan

At their September 21 meeting, the County Board adopted the visionary Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum, a long-range plan that will guide the development of a new civic center and great public destination for Arlington over the next several decades. The new plan sets forth a vision, concept, design guidelines and implementation guidance to transform Courthouse into “Courthouse […]

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Next Steps in the Planning Process

July 23, 2015
Next Steps in the Planning Process

  On July 18, the Arlington County Board voted to set September public hearings for the proposed draft Courthouse Sector Plan Addendum. The hearings will consider the Plan Addendum that sets forth a vision, guiding principles and recommendations for future public and private development in the Courthouse Square area over the next several decades. Scheduled […]

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The Latest News – Draft Courthouse Square plan

June 19, 2015
The Latest News – Draft Courthouse Square plan

Great article in ARLnow about the draft Courthouse Square plan and the Envision Courthouse Square open house on June 17. Review the plan now and post your comments on this webpage. View a one minute video featuring County Planner, Jason Beske, talking about the proposed changes to the Courthouse Square area.

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