Arlington Initiatives

See below for information on Arlington Initiatives pertaining to Lyon Park. You will find links to a wealth of information on the Arlington County website.

Clarendon Sector Plan Update

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.

Special Land Use Study – Pershing Drive

The General Land Use Plan (GLUP) is the primary policy guide for future development in the County. The GLUP establishes the overall character, extent and location of various land uses. It balances residential, shopping, office and mixed-use development, focuses development around Metro Station Areas and encourages construction of a variety of housing types.

Missing Middle

The Missing Middle Housing Study will explore how new housing types could help address Arlington’s shortfall in housing supply and gaps in housing choices. 

The study, which began in the Fall of 2020, is envisioned in three phases. Anticipated outcomes include:

  • A shared understanding of the problem
  • Options for County Board consideration
  • Policy/regulation changes to enable new housing types
  • Identification of issues for further study

The study is one element under the Housing Arlington Land Use Tools Initiative.

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is the County’s 10-year plan for building, maintaining, upgrading or replacing County facilities and infrastructure. This includes  parks, community centers, technology systems, water, sewer, stormwater and transportation infrastructure—and more.  It is prepared on a biennial basis, with any adopted general obligation bond referenda presented to voters in November of even numbered years.

Budget Information

Arlington’s annual operating budget outlines spending on County programs, services and administration for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. The County Manager and County Board are committed to engaging the Arlington community in setting budget priorities.

Other Arlington County Engage Opportunities

In addition to those projects specifically impacting the Lyon Park community, Arlington County also posts updates on other engagement opportunities. Arlington County also reminds us, “Civic engagement is at the heart of Arlington. Find a way to make a difference in your community — share feedback, or find other ways to get more deeply involved.”