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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

Jazz + Planning = Successful Outreach

September 10, 2014
Jazz + Planning = Successful Outreach

Last Saturday, as part of the Realize Rosslyn outreach effort, we participated in the 24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival . Our goal was to inform and involve more people in the Rosslyn community planning process. Despite the 90-degree weather, thousands of people attended this popular event. We met many people who were genuinely interested to […]

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Great Article in Arlington Magazine about Rosslyn Planning

September 8, 2014
Great Article in Arlington Magazine about Rosslyn Planning

Check out this feature story about the Realize Rosslyn planning process in Arlington Magazine‘s September-October 2014 issue. The article – Rosslyn Rising – highlights how the County’s planning efforts will continue “to shape Rosslyn’s ongoing transformation into a high-density, mixed-use district; to balance out its downtown area with more housing; and to better connect the […]

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Taking a closer look at Building Height and Form in Rosslyn

August 19, 2014
Taking a closer look at Building Height and Form in Rosslyn

Today, Rosslyn contains Arlington’s greatest collection of tall buildings. These buildings define the skyline and present a pronounced gateway between Arlington and Washington, D.C. In Rosslyn, we want to devise a plan where buildings can frame great public streets and open spaces while producing a distinctive skyline, providing breath­taking views of the nation’s capital, and […]

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A Bold Vision: Subcommittees to Look at Buildings, Parks, Transportation

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Bold Vision: Subcommittees to Look at Buildings, Parks, Transportation

We’re moving into the final phase of the Realize Rosslyn community planning process. Since the County Board adopted the Rosslyn Plan Framework in April 2014, we’ve been working to identify necessary refinements and plan final steps. The Rosslyn Process Panel, along with County Planning staff, determined that more work was needed to expand the reach […]

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