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Millennials in Arlington

Arlington Alerts - Community Edition

I would like to be able to subscribe to departmental updates via email or sms in a similar way I do for OEM's emergency alerts. For example, I could subscribe to "Parks" news to let me when the new Parks catalogue or class sign up is ready. Or "Tax" news to know when a payment deadline is approaching. "County Board" news to know when a meeting is with a link to the agenda. Or "Election" News to be alerted about absentee ...more »

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Schools

If schools are a part of what makes Arlington an attractive place to live, is there any way that consideration of broader options in terms of cost-effective school (re) expansion could be a part of long-range planning? I wonder how many community centers were once elementary schools, and if there is any possibility that APS could use/claim/ reclaim some of those properties rather than just continue with the band-aid "solution" ...more »

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Bike Path

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...

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Engage Arlington's LGBTQ population

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.

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Performing Arts: Music and Theater

Arlington has a number of vocal, orchestral, and theatrical organizations: ranging from professional to amateur. They perform locally and nationally, and are what makes Arlington a very favorable place in which to live. Most of the groups are always looking for new members. 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 »

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Parking Structure in lot next to whole foods

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.

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Programming Options at our County Owned Buildings

Lack of programming for the 20 to 50 aged group has been a brought up topic among the threads.

 

What type of programming and what times would you like to see these programs at in the county owned buildings (schools, libraries, community centers, sports complexes)?

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Arts in Arlington along Columbia Pike

As many people may not know, when we invest in public art, we invest in the economy. For every $1 spent on public art, there is between a $2-$4 return on that initial investment. I have traveled to cities, near and far, and fall in love with the amazing art. Murals sponsored by businesses, actual storm drain projects with impact, trash cans that don't look like garbage, cross walks that are safer for both drivers and ...more »

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Transit solution for Columbia Pike

First, no streetcar. Then, no bus rapid transit. Now what? It's been years and there is still no transit solution that was promised for Columbia Pike.

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Affordable childcare options

As an older millennial I moved to Arlington to start a family. But the lack of affordable childcare options, especially for infants, is a huge burden even for well off families. On top of that it is very difficult to even find a child care solution at all, as daycare spots are few and far between. As millennials start settling down to raise a family, having access to quality, affordable childcare will be very important. ...more »

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Remove on street parking

Along the major corridors we should remove subsidized on-street parking, to encourage walk-able and bike-able neighborhoods. Many of these on-street parking spots reduce visibility at cross walks and cause dooring and blocking situations for bike lanes, increasing danger and reducing foot traffic. Remove a few strategic parking spaces along the pike and Roslyn Ballston corridor and use that space to widen the sidewalks ...more »

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Energy efficiency for renters

I'm glad that Arlington has recommitted to reducing emissions since the US withdrew from the Paris agreement. But as a renter, I feel like there aren't really county programs I can participate in. There are efficiency rebates and solar co-ops, but those are for homeowners. I can personally try to use LEDs or draft blockers, but I can't make any big changes. Could AIRE (https://environment.arlingtonva.us/energy/) develop ...more »

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