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  • Adopted Rosslyn Plan Framework

    Adopted Rosslyn Plan Framework

    The County Board adopted the Rosslyn Plan Framework in April, moving one step closer to updating the Rosslyn sector plan and laying the foundation for advancing the transformation of Rosslyn. The framework defines the community’s vision for Rosslyn as a vibrant and dynamic “downtown” and outlines recommendations for improving parks and open spaces, transportation, building […]

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  • About

    About

    We’re updating the land-use plan that guides growth and development in Rosslyn. The Realize Rosslyn community planning process will continue Rosslyn’s transformation from an auto-centric area into a more walkable, vibrant and distinctive urban place that features great housing, retail and office space – all easily accessible by public transportation. Realize Rosslyn will provide the […]

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  • Process and Schedule

    Process and Schedule

    The community planning process for the Rosslyn Sector Plan Update is an intensive two-year process being completed in five phases. It includes gathering community input on current challenges and hopes for the future of Rosslyn, to developing, finalizing and adopting an update to the existing sector plan to help guide growth and development over the […]

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  • Documents

    Documents

      Our Realize Rosslyn community planning process will provide the first revisions to the Rosslyn sector plan since 1992, bringing it into alignment with the community’s goals and future vision. A variety of planning documents and materials will help inform decisions and draft plan recommendations.   Plan Materials: Find existing conditions reports, proposed alternatives and meeting […]

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  • FAQs

    FAQs

      What is the purpose of the Rosslyn Sector Plan Update? This collaborative planning effort between the County and the community will help to define a vision for the future of Rosslyn as a vibrant and distinctive urban place featuring great housing, retail and office space that’s all easily accessible by public transportation. It will […]

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  • Surveys

    Surveys

    Help shape Rosslyn’s future bicycle network. If you cycle to or through Rosslyn – or if you would do so if safer, more inviting routes were available – we want to hear from you. Share your perspectives, stories and ideas regarding the existing network and potential changes that could improve the bicycling experience in Rosslyn. […]

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Recent Articles

Updated Project Schedule

December 22, 2014
Updated Project Schedule

The subcommittees recently concluded their discussions on the key topics of parks, transportation, and building form and massing. View the new schedule for the Realize Rosslyn Planning Process. The new major milestones include: First draft of the Rosslyn Sector Plan Update released for public review (February 2015) Community Open House – public feedback on the draft […]

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Working Out the Details

December 22, 2014
Working Out the Details

Last month, concurrent with the Building Heights and Massing subcommittee discussions, we met with the Executive Committee of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) to address BID members’ concerns. Below are comments and answers to address some of the concerns raised at the meeting. View the presentation. What we heard C: Why is the County prescribing […]

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Final Phase: Subcommittees Wrapping up Discussions on Buildings, Transportation, Parks and Open Space

December 5, 2014
Final Phase: Subcommittees Wrapping up Discussions on Buildings, Transportation, Parks and Open Space

The three subcommittees are concluding their discussions on building heights and massing, transportation, parks and open space. The Transportation and Parks/Open Space subcommittees completed their work in October. The Building Form and Heights subcommittee is expected to finish up in December. Building Height + Massing The topic of building heights continues to be an important […]

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Washington Post: Rosslyn is the Skyscraper Suburb Across from Georgetown

October 10, 2014
Washington Post: Rosslyn is the Skyscraper Suburb Across from Georgetown

Why Rosslyn? “The desire for urban living in the suburbs is drawing new residents — and new development — to this densely populated Arlington neighborhood just across Key Bridge from Georgetown,” writes the Washington Post.    

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