May Columbia Pike eNewsletter

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May 2017 Updates

Welcome to the eNewsletter Columbia Pike: Planning. Projects. Main Street Progress used to share periodic updates on topics such as Form Based Code, Pike-related planning, public meetings, construction progress highlights, reports on development review procedures and updates on zoning amendments. Invite others to subscribe here.

Construction Updates

Have you seen recent construction progress along the Pike? These photos were snapped from the following active development sites:

Columbia Hills (1010 S. Frederick St.)

  • Construction of the parking garage and building foundation is under way
  • Other site improvements are also progressing including surface parking lot expansion and playground relocation
  • Learn more on the project webpage





    Columbia Hills Construction

    4707 Columbia Pike (corner of S. Buchanan Street)

    • Construction of the parking garage and foundation walls is under way.
    • The developer expects to start marketing the new condo units soon (click here for details)

    4707 Construction

    Save the Date

    The Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development (CPHD) will be hosting a second workshop to discuss the status of architecture along Columbia Pike on Wednesday, May 24th at 7pm at the Navy League Building (2300 Wilson Boulevard).  The meeting is targeted for the following stakeholder groups, however it will be open to the public:

    • The Form Based Code Advisory Working Group
    • The Planning Commission
    • The Design Review Committee of the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board
    • Columbia Pike Presidents Group

    Material and feedback shared during this meeting will be posted online for those who cannot attend.


      As part of the Public Art Master Plan (PAMP) update, a number of artist-led community engagement activities will take place throughout the County, including Columbia Pike.  Join Graham Coreil-Allen on May 21 from 11:00am-12:30pm for an eye-opening tour exploring and reimagining the urban and suburban spaces of Columbia Pike.  The tour will start at the Columbia Pike Farmers Market (2820 Columbia Pike) at the “Pike Park” sign (corner of Columbia Pike and Water Reed Drive).  

      For the latest information on the PAMP update process, please visit Arlington Public Art’s website.   

      Transportation Updates

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