February Columbia Pike eNewsletter

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February 2019 Updates

Welcome to the electronic newsletter for Columbia Pike which is used to share information, promote community meetings, and provide updates on Form Based Code or other planning projects.  The newsletter includes, among others, progress reports on development review processes and planning/zoning studies.  Highlights of construction progress, new retail tenants, and short news updates or stories impacting the Pike are periodically provided.  Invite others to subscribe here.

Save the Date

WhyHotel & La Cocina applications for the Pike

The County Board, as part of their February 2019 meeting, will consider use permit requests associated with two Form Based Code projects currently under construction: The WhyHotel proposed within the Centro (Village Center) project, and La Cocina proposed within APAH's Gilliam Place project.  Please visit the County Board page to see the final meeting agenda once it becomes available and view the associated staff reports for each item.  The WhyHotel will also be considered by the Planning Commission on 2/13/19.

In Case You Missed It

APAH celebrates Grand Opening of Columbia Hills

On January 30, 2019, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) welcomed its partners and the community to celebrate the grand opening of Columbia Hills.  The 229-unit affordable housing project represents one of the first developments approved using the Neighborhoods Form Based Code zoning tool in 2015.  (Image source: John Cole)  



Digital Inclusion Initiative at Arlington Mill Residences

County officials and non-profit partners gathered on February 4 to celebrate the County’s Digital Inclusion Initiative pilot program that provides high-speed broadband internet to low- and moderate-income families living at Arlington Mill Residences.  Read more here.

AMCC Residences

Construction Updates

Centro (Village Center)

The Centro apartment project has completed their concrete work and wood-framing of the upper stories.  The exterior facades are currently in progress while Harris Teeter begins its interior construction work.  The grocer, along with some of the initial residential units, are expected to open sometime this fall.  Project website can be found here.


Centro project update

Gilliam Place (APAH)

APAH's Gilliam Place project, which replaced the former Arlington Presbyterian Church, is progressing in a similar timeline to the Centro project.  Exterior façades are currently under construction while interior work continues to accommodate anticipated ground floor tenants.  Project website can be found here

Gilliam Place progress

Transportation Updates


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