Columbia Heights Neighborhood
Monday, February 12, 2018 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Walter Reed Community Center
Walter Reed Drive & 16th Street South
We regret that we were forced to cancel our January meeting due to inclement weather. It is anticipated that the last two weeks of January may also be pretty messy, so we are rescheduling our next meeting for February 12.
The Columbia Heights Civic Association meeting will focus on plans for a new Neighborhood Plan. Our guest speaker will be Tim McIntosh from the Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC), who will give us guidance on creating a new neighborhood plan using a charette process. NCAC is the program that funds infrastructure projects based on priorities that neighborhoods have identified in their plans. To date, we have received well over a million dollars’ worth of projects. These have included: the fencing and gateways into the Walter Reed Community Center; new street lights in Arlington Village; a new sidewalk and street light on S. 11th Street; and the historic display case in the Walter Reed Center. This Spring the NCAC will begin construction on the east side of Columbia Heights, with improved sidewalks and safe school bus stop at 12th and S. Courthouse.
We want everyone’s input into the new plan, which is expected to include a new park on S. Cleveland Street. The plan will also address other issues of concern, including street calming (to address cut-through traffic), the construction of a new emergency road along the west side of the Army-Navy Country Club, and so much more.
We look forward to seeing you next month!