Plan Langston Boulevard

Plan Langston Boulevard Updates

On Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, the Arlington County Board adopted the Langston Boulevard Area Plan, concluding a multiyear process.

The Board also adopted a series of amendments to the General Land Use Plan (GLUP), Master Transportation Plan (MTP) Map, and Zoning Ordinance related to the Plan Langston Boulevard study. These amendments establish a Langston Boulevard Planning District that allows new multifamily, commercial, and/or mixed-use development and identifies potential new streets and bicycle connections, increasing opportunities for affordable housing, sustainable and climate-facing development, and new public spaces, among other things.

Breakdown of Plan Langston Boulevard Phases

Phase 1

2019

GATHER INFO

Existing Conditions Analysis

Education

Validate/refine vision

Phase 2

2020-2021

DEVELOP IDEAS

Develop/evaluate land use scenarios and network recommendations

Refine goals​

Phase 3

2023

DEVELOP IDEAS

Draft the Plan

Review, feedback, and refinements​

Phase 4

2023

REFINE/ADOPT PLAN

Presentation and adoption of Final Plan
Final feedback and refinements

Phase 1
Complete

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.

Click here to stay up to date on Arlington County's Plan Langston Boulevard process, scope, and timeline.

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