Thursday, November 12, 2009

Washington Post: The face of a changing Columbia Pike

The Washington Post printed an article today about Columbia Pike and the improvements we are seeing. Looks like even with the economic decline Arlington is moving forward. What will be the impact on Arlington Village? The first thing that comes to my mind is the availability of parking.
The face of a changing Columbia Pike

Most of the area's revitalization plans are on track, with new housing, retail and transportation
By Yamiche Alcindor, Washington Post Staff Writer

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Despite the tough economy, the majority of plans to revitalize and enhance Arlington County's Columbia Pike Corridor have remained on schedule, county officials said.

Before the economy began to flounder, the County Board approved several major projects, including hundreds of apartments and townhouses and dozens of retail venues and public spaces. Officials also set aside funds to build a streetcar and are working to enhance bus stops along Columbia Pike to improve transportation.

"Within two years, people will get the sense that Columbia Pike is changing," said board Chairman Barbara A. Favola (D). The changes will make driving and walking along the road a more engaging and attractive experience, she said.


Pumpkin Pie said...

Ha! The first thing that came to my mind was healthier real estate values.

Mark said...

Realestate values "should" improve
Potential for a decent bar and more shops, boutiques & restaurants (please no cell phone shops)

Parking on Barton st
Traffic on the pike

I suppose I'll take traffic for additional property value and access to shops, etc.

Bring on the development!!

Juno said...

Too late, Mark, T-Mobile is due to open next to Lost Dog.

I want a decent gym nearby--I wish Gold's would open here.

I'd also love a bookstore, hopefully one with a bit of live music occasionally--some reason to get out of the house and wander around that isn't booze-related.

Anonymous said...

It's about time! We need some help w/ our home values. The government and Kim Jung Obama sure aren't helping the matter by continuing to spend us into oblivion!!!

Larry Craig said...

11:40 am Anonymous: amazing how we were doing soooo well for eight years and suddenly the country went down the toilet as soon as Obama became President. Overnight. *sarcasm*

Anonymous said...

Juno - Golds is here! I can drive to 3 of them in less than 6 should check it out.

Anonymous said...

I'd love a gym too. At one point World Gym had expressed an interest in opening in the bottom of the Halstead. Anyone know where that stands?