As expected, most of what went before the county board Saturday May 19 was passed:
- The mixed-use building and street in Ballston, approved.
- $5.7 million approved for utility-wire undergrounding and street improvements along Columbia Pike.
- $1.47 million to improve the James Hunter Park on N. 13th Street. “The park, currently home to a canine community area, will be transformed to a multi-faceted urban park featuring a 1,200 sq. ft. plaza, open lawn, demonstration garden and community canine area,” a county press release said.
- The county manager also outlined her $2.4 billion Capital Improvement Plan (no vote on this). The public can comment in June, and the board votes in July. This is separate from Arlington Public Schools' Capital Improvement Plan of about $500 million.
Pulled from the consent agenda to be discussed during Tuesday evening's recessed meeting:
- Sale of 2012 General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds totally $110 million.
- Construction improvements at the Clarendon Metro Station totalling over $750,000.
Also to be taken up: the Rosenthal Jeep site at the corner of Columbia Pike and S. Glebe Road. This is an item that came before the Planning Commission in early May and was voted down because of vehicular access to the site and the over-use, in the commission’s opinion, of Hardiplank.
(The consent agenda is a long list of items that are approved without discussion at the start of each board meeting.)