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1.  Livability Framework Workshops:  We will now be conducting a series of charette workshops groups of about 40 to develop a community vision on key elements in the Livability Framework Action Plan.  The January 14th 3-CA meeting was the “launch” of this process.  We will be discussing specific policies we might bring to the County Board and other entities and provide input to the County’s budget process (the CIP).
January 25: Housing Affordability #1:  We had a very successful first housing workshop.  We are working with our neighboring civic groups to develop community-led solutions for housing affordability as #AmazonHQ2 arrives.
Our hope is to unite renters and owners, single-family and multi-family, and neighbors of all walks of life with a shared understanding and vision on this important issue that is key to the future of our community and broader economy. Thanks to attendees, co-organizers, and partner/presenter Michelle Winters for being with us.

Here are the dates for the remainder of the Housing Workshops:
February 22: Open Space (in planning stages):  Venue:  Crystal City Marriott Hotel
March 7: Housing Affordability workshop #2
March 28: Future of the Underground/Community Facilities
April 18: Route 1/East-West Connectivity

2.  A Successful Joint Civic Associations Meeting January 14:  What a great meeting we had.  About 220 people turned out January 14 to learn about the Livability Framework created by our three civic associations in 22202 and how we can implement it with developers, businesses like Amazon, and the County.  Read more in the Newsletter and get the links to the presentations.

3.  Crystal City Renters Happy Hour Meetup:  Co-hosted by the Crystal City Civic Association and Crystal City Business Improvement District, this happy hour is your opportunity to get engaged, get involved, and get a little refreshment in the process. Featuring special remarks from Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board member and former Crystal City resident. Free drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, February 6th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
JBG National Landing Marketing Center (241 18th St S, Arlington, VA)

Your President,
Carol Fuller