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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. Committee and Commission Meetings RTA at the Planning Commission l July 6, 2015 l Presentation Long Range Planning Committee l June 25, 2015 l Presentation l Notes Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association  l May 19, 2014 l Presentation Environment and Energy […]

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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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Recent Articles

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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Courthouse Square Draft Plan – For Your Review

June 12, 2015 | 5 Comments
Courthouse Square Draft Plan – For Your Review

Your feedback is important! Share your thoughts with us! View sections of the plan (updated July 10, 2015): 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 Square Appendix […]

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Courthouse Square Draft Plan – Coming Soon

June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Courthouse Square Draft Plan – Coming Soon

You’re invited to attend the Envision Courthouse Square open house on Wednesday, June 17. We’ve reached a milestone! After 18 months of collaborative planning with the community, we have a Draft Plan ready for your review. The plan includes numerous ideas from the community and outlines an exciting vision for the future of our civic […]

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