Welcome to the new world of the 20s! Hey, didn’t we do that 100 years ago? We have lots of plans for this year and we hope it will be a great one for all of us.
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CCCA Meeting on Livability January 14: Mark your calendars for our big joint meeting of the three 22202 civic associations (Arlington Ridge, Aurora Highlands, Crystal City) on January 14 from 7-9 pm. Note the change of venue: we’ll meet at The Westin Hotel, 1800 Richmond Highway. This next joint meeting is a big one you really don’t want to miss. We’re launching the Livability Framework and Action Plan we’ve been telling you about for the last 6 months and exploring how we can use it to work with the County and various partners. The agenda is:
1. Matt Mattauszek on “Beyond Amazon” with a PowerPoint on all the development areas in 22202. This sets the stage so folks know where things will be happening in the next year.
2. Presentation of the Livability Framework and the Action Plan. Mike Dowell of Aurora Highlands will present and Eric Cassel of Crystal City will Introduce. The talk will be tailored to our residents in the 3 associations with more details on the Action Plan and implementation.
3. Panel on Open Space as an example of how we can implement the LF Action Plan: JBG Smith VP for Development Andy VanHorn on the Crystal City parks; Amazon’s new Community Affairs representative Brooke Overwetter to talk about community benefits in redesigning the Metropolitan Park; and BID President Tracy Gabriel on how the Livability Framework fits with the BID’s Strategic Plan; how they did the mapping of Open Space; and what the BID’s role is with implementing the LF for Open Space. Brian Harner, our facilitator for development of the Livability Framework and Action Plan, will moderate. There will be a Q&A period for feedback and guidance to our development partners. The Open Space planning committee decided to focus at this meeting primarily on the Crystal City parks, plus Amazon and the Metropolitan Park, to keep this manageable time wise. The charette which is being planned for February 22 will cover our larger OpenSpace issues.