Often it is very hard to navigate the bureaucratic nature of Arlington County. The website doesn't help. Sometimes we have to contact 4 different departments to get what we need. It would be helpful to have a redesign.
I would like to see better dedicated funding for economic development, beautification, green space, and programming along Columbia Pike.
I live in the Ashton Heights neighborhood close to the Virginia Square metro and most streets have no, or incomplete sidewalks. This is unsafe and discourages walking.
Driving westbound down route 50, I'm surprised that the bike path doesn't really continue past past Glebe Rd. Route 50 is wide enough to have a bike path that could be longer, perhaps even on both sides of the road.
I know they are working on building a dog park towards Potomac Yards, but given the uptick in apartment buildings in Crystal City, it could really use a dog park. It doesn't have to be enormous, but a big enough space to play fetch, run around, and doggie socialization would be great.
As a young person of color, I am unsure of how the Arlington Police Department is conducting its business. Their is huge police presence around South Arlington and the bars on North Arlington. We should have more events that get the police to build trust with the community and more transparency on who they are arresting based on age, sex, gender, ethnicity etc.
Washington Boulevard (especially north of route 50) would be an ideal corridor for a dedicated bike lane.
Also, what happened to the plan to extend the bike path beside Washington boulevard south of rt. 50? I thought that they were going to connect Columbia Pike to Crystal City and the Pentagon City Mall? I heard a lot about it three years ago but it has felt like deafening silence since then...
I'd like to see more programming/events geared towards Arlington's LGBTQ community. We don't see many events in Arlington, perhaps because of the close proximity to DC. But it would be great to see more of an effort in Arlington to celebrate/welcome this population of our community.
The Millennial age range (30-50) is the ideal time to continue with the musical and theatrical skills learned in school or college. Families and... more »
The new lot next to the whole foods in Clarendon is a good start, and assuredly better than an abandoned lot. So, what's next for that space?
Recommendation: Turn that into a multiple story 24-7 pay parking structure, and remove the street parking between Clarendon and Courthouse.