Plan Langston Boulevard

Join LBA for an Open House in the Design Studio

Drop by to ask County staff questions about the Plan Langston Boulevard Draft Plan.

July 12

12:30 - 2 PM and 6:30 - 8:30 PM

July 20

12:30 - 2 PM and 6:30 - 8:30 PM

July 26

12:30 - 2 PM and 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Plan Langston Boulevard Updates

The Plan Langston Boulevard planning team is pleased to share the Draft Langston Boulevard Area Plan. Based on community and commission input to date, the draft plan provides a vision, goals, policies, and implementation strategies to guide long-term public and private investment on the Langston Boulevard corridor.

We are seeking community input on the Plan Langston Boulevard draft plan. Feedback collected will be shared with the County Board for members to consider as they begin reviewing the Draft Langston Boulevard Area Plan.

There are many ways to learn about this plan, engage with the planning team, and share your opinions.

Breakdown of Plan Langston Boulevard Phases

Phase 1



Existing Conditions Analysis


Validate/refine vision

Phase 2



Develop/evaluate land use scenarios and network recommendations

Refine goals​

Phase 3



Draft the Plan

Review, feedback, and refinements​

Phase 4



Presentation and adoption of Final Plan
Final feedback and refinements

Phase 1

During Phase 1, the County staff and consulting team, led by AECOM, created three deliverables:

  • Existing Conditions Report: Analysis of corridor wide challenges and opportunities around 9 key planning elements (i.e. land use, housing, economic vitality, transportation, public schools, facilities and spaces, building form, height and urban design, historic preservation, sustainability and resiliency) for achieving goals.
  • Historic and Cultural Resources Report: Research, documentation, and survey of historic and cultural resources (i.e. significant buildings, events, places, people, and stories) in the planning area
  • Neighborhood Inspiration - A Guide for Developing Future Plans: Highlights of conditions and attributes of different neighborhoods along Langston Boulevard to identify guiding ideas for the formulation of land use scenarios during Phase 2. 

The team conducted stakeholder interviews and focus group meetings and evaluated the Langston Boulevard Visioning Study created in 2016 to understand neighborhood concerns and priorities. The County has appointed Community Forum and Working Group members to advise throughout the process. Additionally, LBA has established several committees that provide feedback/recommendations and assist with community engagement for PLH.

For Plan Langston Boulevard meeting summaries, click here.

*Click HERE for a complete list of Plan Langston Boulevard related documentation from Arlington County

Phase 2
Currently Underway

Plan Langston Boulevard is currently in Phase 2 of the Planning Process. In this phase, staff is developing ideas, evaluating different land use scenarios, refining goals, and gathering community feedback. No conclusions have been made at this point. Based on community feedback on the land use scenarios, the planning team is refining the ideas into a preferred concept and is currently developing a Preliminary Concept Plan (PCP) for the Langston Boulevard corridor. While an exact date has not yet been determined, the PCP will be shared with the community in early 2022. Once it has been published, there will be another opportunity for the public to provide feedback, and the PCP will be refined and updated again to provide the foundation for review and adoption of the Final Plan.

Phases 3 and 4 of the Plan Langston Boulevard Process are anticipated to be completed in the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2022, respectively. Our goal is to ultimately adopt the Langston Boulevard Plan in the 2nd quarter of 2022.

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