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
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Residential Permit Parking (LVCA General Meeting Recap)

Residential Permit Parking (LVCA General Meeting Recap)
The January LVCA meeting featured an overview of proposed changes to Arlington’s Residential Permit Parking Program (RPP). Many people know it as “Zone 6 Parking.”

A presentation by LVCA Board Member Andrew Rude, who has been following the RPP review for LVCA. County staff were invited to make a presentation, but declined. Andy summarized the changes the county is considering: some good and some that LVCA Board Members think should be changed. Several members of nearby neighborhood associations, who will also be impacted by RPP changes, attended the meeting. We will be working together on this. The County Board is planning to vote on these changes at its regular meeting in February (tentatively Feb 20).

RPP Presentation: Jan 11 2021 by Andy Rude (PDF)

Future Actions
Members of the LVCA Board and representatives from other Arlington neighborhood associations are meeting to develop a common position on the proposed RPP changes and to communicate with the County Board about the proposed changes.

From LVCA
LV’s RPP Survey (Nov 2018)
More About RPP (website post)

From Other Neighborhood Associations
BVSCA: Summary of Public Comments (PDF)
Aurora Highlands Residential Parking Objections

From the County
Proposed program and comparison chart
Proposed program and comparison chart – After Markup by County Board
  The markup does not address most of the resident’s concerns.
Proposed administrative policies and procedures
FAQs

Other RPP News
Public Hearing on Residential Parking Program Deferred to February (ARLnow)

Jan 11 LVCA General Meeting: Residential Permit Parking Program

LVCA General Meeting: Residential Permit Parking
When: Mon, Jan 11, 8PM
Where: Virtual via Zoom About Zoom
ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.
Police Update
The meeting will start with an update from LV’s Community Policing Team.
Residential Permit Parking Program
The January meeting will feature an overview of proposed changes to Arlington’s Residential Permit Parking Program (RPP). Many people know it as “Zone 6 Parking.” Join us to learn more about the changes that the county is considering: some good and some that LVCA Board Members think should be changed.

The presenter will be LVCA Board Member Andrew Rude, who has been following the RPP review process for LVCA. County staff were invited to make a presentation, but declined.

Members of other neighborhood associations, who will be impacted by changes to the RPP have been invited to this online meeting.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Jan 11); just click the link in the email to join the meeting. Please join the meeting a bit early, like 7:50 PM, so you will be ready when we start promptly at 8 PM. The meeting is limited to 100 attendees so latecomers may not be able to join.

For more about the RPP and links to additional information see LVCA’s Previous Post about the RPP.

LVCA Meeting Recap Video: Missing Middle

LVCA Meeting Recap Video: Missing Middle (Nov 9)
Possibly the greatest future challenge facing Lyon Village Residents will be proposals to up-zone much on Lyon Village, now limited to single-family houses, to permit duplexes, triplexes, quads, and denser structures, thus dramatically changing the character of Lyon Village.

Speakers:
● Peter Rousselot from Arlingtonians for Our Sustainable Future made his case agains the Missing Middle Housing Study and up-zoning. (27 minutes)

● Matt de Ferranti, County Board Member explained the Missing Middle Housing Study. (20 minutes)

● Q by John & A by Matt & Peter. (25 minutes)

Missing Middle Housing Study
The Missing Middle Housing Study is expected to run through 2022. It will consider such topics as:
● Up-Zoning: Changing the zoning of areas now limited to single-family houses to permit duplexes, triplexes, quads, and denser structures.
● How up-zoning relates to Arlington’s agenda for accelerated development, growth, and density.
● Impacts of up-zoning, accelerated development, growth and density on Arlington’s infrastructure (public schools, fire stations, storm and freshwater distribution systems), environment, and budget.
Resources
County’s Missing Middle Web Page
Missing Middle Study Timeline
Missing Middle article published by Arlington Civic Assn
Arlington-Analytics Report on Missing Middle
“Missing Middle” Advocate Targets LV
Best Arlington Neighborhoods

Nov 16: LVCA Special Meeting on Elementary School Boundary Changes

LVCA Special Meeting on
Elementary School Boundary Changes: Nov 16

When: Mon, Nov 16, 8PM Next Monday
Where: The meeting will be conducted online via Zoom.
A link to the meeting will be sent via the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Nov 16).

MEETING IS ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.

The LVCA is hosting a meeting on Mon, Nov 16 at 8 PM to discuss the APS Elementary School Boundary Changes.

The goal of the meeting is to determine if LVCA can develop a consensus position to advocate to APS.

All interested LV residents, particularly those with school aged children, are invited.

Boundary Update
The meeting will start with a brief update on the current status of the ever-changing boundary process.

The initial (Oct 5) boundary proposal redrew school boundaries across Arlington. The proposal divided LV students between Science Focus and the new Key school. New boundaries were proposed for Science Focus and Taylor. Parents across Arlington were not happy.

After community-wide feedback, an updated proposal was presented on Nov 5. Under the Nov 5 proposal LV will be split among 3 schools: Science Focus, Key, and Taylor. Some LV parents are not happy.

Resources
APS web page with links to the original proposal from Oct 5 and the current update from Nov 5 including presentations, maps and community feedback.
Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process APS

Look up your Planning Unit and current school assignments.
Find Your Planning Unit

Initial Proposal for New Boundaries (Oct 5)

Nov 5 School Board Meeting Presentation

Boundry Map Presented on Nov 5

Initial Boundary Map Presented on Oct 5

Nov 9 LVCA General Meeting Police & Missing Middle

LVCA General Meeting Police & Missing Middle: Nov 9
When: Mon, Nov 9, 8PM TONIGHT
Where: Virtual via Zoom About Zoom
ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.

Police Update
The meeting will start with an update from LV’s Community Policing Team.

Missing Middle Housing Study
A discussion of Arlington’s, recently started, Missing Middle Housing Study that is expected to run through 2022.
● Up-Zoning: Changing the zoning of areas now limited to single-family houses to permit duplexes, triplexes, quads, and denser structures.
● How up-zoning relates to Arlington’s agenda for accelerated development, growth, and density.
● Impacts of up-zoning, accelerated development, growth and density on Arlington’s infrastructure (public schools, fire stations, storm and freshwater distribution systems), environment, and budget.
County’s Missing Middle Web Page
Missing Middle Study Timeline
MM Article published by Arlington Civic Assn
Arlington-Analytics Report on MM

Speakers:
● Peter Rousselot from Arlingtonians for Our Sustainable Future will make the case agains the Missing Middle Housing Study and up-zoning.
● The county has declined to provide anyone to explain their case for the Missing Middle Housing Study.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Nov 9); just click the link in the email to join the meeting. Please join the meeting a bit early, like 7:50 PM, so you will be ready when we start promptly at 8 PM. The meeting is limited to 100 attendees so latecomers may not be able to join.

Mar 9 School Board Candidates Night

Mar 9 School Board Candidates Night

March LVCA Monthly General Meeting

When: Mon, Mar 9 at 8pm
Where: LV Community House, 1920 North Highland St

Come hear from all 6 School Board candidates. This is an unusual year as 2 Board members will be elected and two current Board members are not running for re-election.

This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions on the issues you are most concerned about.

● Symone Walker website

● Cristina Diaz-Torres website

● David Priddy website

● Sandy Munnell website

● Terron Sims website

● Steven Krieger website

Candidates Steven Krieger, David Priddy, and Symone Walker spoke out against the plan to move three elementary schools at recent School Board meetings.

Recent posts about School Issues

Arlington Public Schools Propose Big Changes

School staff recently announced potential big changes to the school boundaries that affect LV and other areas.


Community Survey on
APS Proposals to Move Key Immersion School

APS has proposed to move the Key program to either:
● Arlington Traditional School (west of Ballston)
● Carlin Spring Elementary (in the southwestern part of the County)
Participate in a survey about these changes: Key School Enrollment Survey (survey closes Dec 6)


Information from Arlington Public Schools
APS “What’s Happening” Home Page

Elementary School Planning for 2021


Meeting Recap (Nov 11, 2019)
School Board Member Reid Goldstein

Reid brought slides, but we didn’t have a projector.
Here are …
Reid’s Slides


Press Coverage
For NoVa Schools, A Question Of Where to Put All Those Students (WaPo)

“Arlington Public Schools may shuffle nearly a quarter of its elementary school students around to combat the county’s persistent overcrowding problems.”
APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap (ARLnow)

Plans to Add/Drop Courses 2020-21 (InsideNOVA)


Opinion
Peter’s Take:
How The County Should Help APS Plan For New School Seats

  by Peter Rousselot

Progressive Voice:
“More Time” Doesn’t Make Change Easier

  by Colleen Pickford

Ed Talk:
Elementary School Moves/Boundaries

  by Abby Raphael

Letter to the Editor: APS Should Hire Outside Consultant for School Boundary Process

Nov 11: LVCA General Meeting – School Board Member Reid Goldstein

Nov 11: LVCA General Meeting – School Board Member Reid Goldstein
When: Monday, November 11, 8pm
Where: Community House, 1920 North Highland St

The November Lyon Village meeting will feature School Board Member Reid Goldstein. He will discuss current issues facing Arlington Public Schools. Much of the meeting will be devoted to Question and Answers.

Everyone is encouraged to come to the LV Meeting on Monday night. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to come also.

The School staff recently announced potential big changes to the school boundaries that affect LV and other areas. Here is a chance to get first hand feedback.

Elementary School Planning for 2021 (APS)

For NoVa schools, a question of where to put all those students (WaPo)

“Arlington Public Schools may shuffle nearly a quarter of its elementary school students around to combat the county’s persistent overcrowding problems.”
APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap (ARLnow)

Plans to Add/Drop Courses 2020-21 (InsideNOVA)

LVCA Candidates Night, Oct 9, 8pm

Come hear directly from candidates for County Board and School Board. The County Board candidates are Erik Gutshall, Audrey Clement, and Charles McCullough. The School Board candidates are Monique O’Grady, Mike Webb, and Alison Priscilla Dough. Each candidate will provide opening remarks followed by a question-and- answer session and then closing remarks. This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask them questions on the issues that you are most concerned about. Joining us will be the North Highlands Civic Association and the Clarendon Courthouse Civic Association. The meeting will be held Monday, October 9 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, Oct 10, 8pm

For Candidate Night, we have commitments from both County Board candidates (Libby Garvey and Audrey Clement), the Republican and Independent candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives (Charles Hernick and Julio Gracia), and both school board candidates (Tannia Talento and Nancy van Doren). The candidates will give presentations about their positions and take questions. Joining us will be the North Highlands Civic Association and the Clarendon Courthouse Citizens Association. A good turnout is always in our community’s interest! The meeting will be held at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.