April 2018 Columbia Pike eNewsletter

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April 2018 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:

Village Center (950 S. George Mason Dr.)

  • Concrete work has begun following the completion of Sheeting and Shoring of the construction area.
  • Learn more on the project webpage

Village Center

Gilliam Place (3507 Columbia Pike)

  •  Concrete work is continuing above ground with the bulk of the parking structure complete
  •  Learn more on the project website


Gilliam Place
Columbia Hills

Columbia Hills (1010 S. Frederick Street)

  •  With concrete work complete, exterior finishes are being applied and work begins to shift to the interior of the building
  •  Learn more on the project website

Save the Dates

Career Center Working Group

The Career Center Working Group continues to assess potential strategies to address near-term student enrollment increases while developing a long-term vision for this site.  County/APS staff along with consultants have shared a number of informative presentations since this effort began in late 2017.  The group has also initiated a subcommittee to focus on the needs of the public library branch and its long-term future.     

Upcoming meetings scheduled for the month of April include the following: 

  • Tuesday, 4/10/18: Public Library Subcommittee meeting (7pm)
  • Thursday, 4/12/18: Career Center Working Group meeting (7pm)
  • Tuesday, 4/17/18: Joint School Board and County Board Work Session (6:30pm)

Please visit the home page for the Career Center Working Group to learn more and confirm meeting agendas, dates, times, and locations.     

In Case You Missed It

Columbia Pike Farmers Market

A farmers market is returning to the Pike.  Please join CPRO and County Board member Christian Dorsey for an opening celebration at the Arlington Mill Community Center on Saturday, May 5th at 9am to officially open the farmers market. The market will be set up on the plaza facing Columbia Pike and will run every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through October.  In addition, the farmers market on S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike will continue to operate on Sundays (9am-1pm). 

The Arlington Mill Community Center farmers market was recently approved by the County Board in November 2017.  You can read more about their application in the staff report.   

Transportation Updates

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