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See Design Features for an Improved Dog Park at Benjamin Banneker Park — May 2, 2018

 


Opportunity to provide input on draft Capital Projects Public Engagement Guide (January 2018)

All who are interested in Arlington’s green space:
 

Now: Pls take a minute to give your feedback on Capital Projects (plans for parks, facilities, transportation, etc.) public engagement in Arlington. Deadline Jan.18, 2018: 

 
When responding to this survey please consider effects on Arlington’s environment, trees, natural space and permeable land. Also initial costs and maintenance costs.
 
As green space and trees are disappearing on private land, it is more important than ever to protect green space and trees on County owned land:
 
Use blue links below.
 
Thank you from Arlington Tree Action Group. arlingtontreeactiongroup.org

Arlington County Public Engagement Guide Feedback

give feedback by Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 

The draft Public Engagement Guide for Capital Projects is up for public comment and we’re interested in your feedback!

The County will be using this guide to plan, implement and assess future public engagement measures surrounding capital projects. If you missed our webinar on the guide, take a moment to check it out!

(Whether we’re letting our residents know about plans to create a new park, looking for feedback on a transportation project or new facility, or seeking input on a policy update… we want to hear from our community. This guide is our commitment to meaningful engagement and provides the framework for successful engagement. It provides a range of techniques to engage the community in the activities and decision-making processes of the County)

 


Rethink Energy: It’s Not Too Late, Plant a Tree (November 11, 2017)

ARLnow article

Note:  The Arlington Tree Canopy Fund advises that applications for tree plantings are due December 15, 2017.  Administered by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) and the Arlington County Urban Forestry Commission (UFC), the fund provides grants to individuals and community groups to plant and maintain trees on private property. 


Opportunities to provide input to the County Public Spaces Master Plan (December 2017)

Arlington County is in the process of updating the 2005 Public Spaces Master Plan, which provides strategies for the future for our public spaces, including parks, natural resource and recreational needs that make up that system. As part of the fine tuning of the draft document, additional community input is needed for certain specific areas of focus.

Click here for more information.

Take advantage of three December opportunities to help the County update and fine-tune our Public Spaces Master Plan:

—Friday, December 1, Courthouse Plaza (11:30 am-1 pm):  Chat about Land Acquisition
—Wednesday, December 6, Navy League Building (6:30-9 pm):  Deeper Dig on Strategies to Expand Field Capacity with Synthetic Turf & Lights
—Thursday, December 14, Central Library (6:30-9 pm):  Stewarding Tree Canopy, Natural Resources & Casual Use Space
–> For more info, click here.

 


Arlington County Board 2018 Draft Legislative Package contains this item that needs emails of support to the County Board prior to the Board’s public hearing on November 28.

“Preserving trees: Support legislation to provide greater incentive for tree canopy preservation in the context of compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and related environmental laws.”

 Be sure to go here and look at Item #54.  The Board meeting starts earlier, but discussion of this and other regular items will begin no earlier than 6:45 pm.


Upcoming County Board decision on accessory dwellings could have a major impact on our tree canopy (October 23, 2017)

Despite some notices stating otherwise, the County Board will consider this issue November 27, 2017.   The November 27 meeting will be a carryover meeting from the November 18 meeting.

Please contact the Planning Commission and the County Board to let them know you want to protect our tree canopy.

The accessory dwelling (AD) item is designated ZOA-17-05  Amendments to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance (ACZO).

Other information:

November Hearings Set on Proposed Accessory Dwelling Regulation Changes

 

See October 24, 2017, Correction to legal notice for these meetings, with additional text. 

Also, see here, here, and here.  

See Voices from the community for more information on accessory dwellings.

Advocate for trees by opposing exterior/detached accessory dwellings at the County Board hearing in November.  Extending the concrete footprint endangers trees and reduces permeable land in Arlington, making us more vulnerable to flooding.

Despite some notices stating otherwise, the County Board will consider this issue November 27, 2017.  Also, see here, here, and here.  The November 27 meeting will be a carryover meeting from the November 18 meeting.


November 13, 2017

Arlington County Board 2018 Draft Legislative Package contains this item that needs emails of support to the County Board prior to the Board’s public hearing on November 28.

“Preserving trees: Support legislation to provide greater incentive for tree canopy preservation in the context of compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and related environmental laws.”

Be sure to go here and look at Item #54.  The Board meeting starts earlier, but discussion of this and other regular items will begin no earlier than 6:45 pm.

 

 

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