Staff presented a draft policy recommendation at a County Board Work Session on July 11, 2017. Stream video and audio of the entire Work Session and review the staff slide presentation on the County Board’s meetings page.
The Residential Parking Working Group will recommend policy for parking at Site Plan and Unified Commercial/Mixed Use Development use permit projects in Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston and Jefferson Davis Metro corridors.
The County Manager has appointed a Working Group to review parking policy for new apartments and condominiums proposed for Arlington’s Metro Corridors.
Automobile parking is one component of Arlington’s multimodal transportation system and Smart Growth vision for the future.
Parking is also an important aspect of new development in Arlington County. Space is limited in Arlington’s urban neighborhoods, especially in the Rosslyn-Ballston and Jefferson Davis corridors. When approving new development in these areas, the County must ensure that parking demand is accommodated without creating expensive and excessive off-street parking.
As in other communities around the United States, Arlington County’s Site Plan and Unified Commercial/Mixed Use Development use permit review processes allow the County Board to consider the specific conditions of a project and approve the construction of new apartment and condominium buildings (also known as multi-family buildings) that supply less off-street parking than called for in the County’s Zoning Ordinance.
The County Board (based on a recommendation from an earlier parking Working Group) directed the County Manager to initiate a study of parking requirements in residential site plan developments and create recommendations for how County Development Review staff should consider proposals for parking in multi-family residential site plan developments.
The goal of this project will be to deliver a recommended methodology and implementation plan to guide County Development Review staff in evaluating and approving the amount of off-street parking constructed for multifamily residential site plan developments within the Rosslyn-Ballston and Jefferson Davis Metro Corridors.
Staff from the County’s Department of Environmental Services and Community Planning, Housing, and Development will lead the process with support from a consultant and a Working Group appointed by the County Manager.
The Working Group
The Working Group will include residents, representatives from Arlington’s various official commissions, developers, and business leaders to provide feedback to staff. Having a Working Group will allow staff to involve and work directly with the public throughout this phase to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood, considered, and reflected in the recommended methodology and implementation plan mentioned above.
Working Group Members
|Chair||Mr. James Schroll||Planning Commission|
|Mr. Paul Browne||Citizens Advisory Commission on Housing|
|Ms. Sally Duran||Economic Development Commission|
|Mr. Dennis Gerrity||Arlington Civic Federation|
|Mr. Patrick Kenney||Environment & Energy Conservation Commission|
|Mr. Rob Mandle||Arlington Chamber of Commerce|
|Mr. Michael Perkins||Transportation Commission|
|Mr. Aaron David Simon||Resident-at-Large|
|Mr. Ben Spiritos||NAIOP|
|Mr. Daniel VanPelt||NAIOP|
|Ms. Michelle Winters||Arlington Chamber of Commerce|
All project documents related to the Residential Parking Working Group will be posted to this site.
|Event||Day of Week||Date||Time||Location|
|Working Group Meeting One||Wednesday||09/28/16||7 to 9 p.m.||The Navy League Building
|Working Group Meeting Two||Tuesday||10/11/16||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
|Working Group Meeting Three||Tuesday||10/18/16||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
Azalea Room (lobby level)
|Working Group Meeting Four||Wednesday||11/02/16||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
|Working Group Meeting Five||Monday||11/14/16||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
|Working Group Meeting Six||Wednesday||11/30/16||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
|Residential Parking Working Group Open House One||Wednesday||12/07/16||5:30 to 7:30 p.m.||The Navy League Building
|Working Group Meeting Seven||Wednesday||12/14/16||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
|Residential Parking Working Group Open House Two||Saturday||12/17/16||10 a.m. to noon||The Connection: Crystal City|
|Working Group Meeting Eight||Wednesday||01/18/2017||7 to 9 p.m.||The Navy League Building
|Working Group Meeting Nine||Monday||02/06/2017||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
Azalea Room (lobby level)
|Working Group Meeting Ten||Wednesday||02/22/2017||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
Cherry/Dogwood Rooms (lobby level)
|Working Group Meeting Eleven||Tuesday||02/28/2017||7 to 9 p.m.||The Navy League Building
Lobby Conference Room
|Meetings with Civic Associations, BIDs, and other stakeholder groups in the Rosslyn-Ballston and Jefferson Davis corridors||To be announced|
|Public Presentation to Planning Commission||To be announced|
|Public Presentation to Transportation Commission||To be announced|
|Public Presentation to the County Board||To be announced|