Mar 8: LVCA General Meeting: Clarendon Sector Plan

LVCA General Meeting: Clarendon Sector Plan, March 8
When: Monday March 8, 8PM
Where: Virtual via Zoom

ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.
A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Mar 8)

Police Update
The meeting starts with an update by Captain Scott Linder and the Arlington County Community Policing Team on police activity in and around Lyon Village and Clarendon over the last 2 months. Followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Clarendon Sector Plan Update
The meeting continues with a look at the on-going update to the Clarendon Sector Plan. The Plan was last updated in 2006. Changes to the Clarendon Sector Plan may have a significant impact on traffic, parking, trash, and safety in LV. Brett Wallace of Arlington County staff, who is overseeing the update, will present.
Clarendon Sector Plan 2006 APA Great Places

The 2006 Clarendon Sector Plan sets forth a vision and goals for the area around the Clarendon Metro Station as a walkable destination with a quality public realm, accessible and connected places, and a rich mix of uses. Within the framework of the vision and broad goals, the plan provides detailed policy guidance for land use and density, transportation, historic preservation, building form, public space and urban design.

This Sector Plan guidance has shaped the physical development of Clarendon over the last 14 years, including private development projects and major public investments like the Clarendon Circle transportation improvements. However, some sector plan recommendations have yet to be realized, including redevelopment of key sites south of Washington Boulevard, the presumed relocation of Fire Station 4, and a new public park to meet the needs of a growing community.

The Clarendon Sector Plan Update study will provide a forum to preview active and pending development proposals together with public facility goals, by evaluating the following:
● How conditions and assumptions have evolved since 2006, including changes to the office market, and public facility and park needs
● How current and future service needs for public safety and public spaces can be achieved
● Proposed alternatives to detailed sector plan guidance and zoning for private development within the study area to advance the sector plan’s vision

Clarendon Sector Plan Update: Study Area & Scope
The update process will not revisit the Sector Plan’s vision statement, overarching goals, or framework elements, which lay a foundation for achieving a long range vision for Clarendon. Rather, the study will consider whether the plan’s specific recommendations for individual sites should be refined in a manner that is consistent with the broader goals and policies. Elements of the plan that will be reevaluated include the following:
● Land uses for private redevelopment (i.e. office, residential, hotel, retail)
● Building height and form
● Transportation (new street locations and street dimensions/design)
● A new fire station to replace Fire Station 4
● Guidance for public open space(s)