Mark Your Calendar: Important 2020 Census Dates

March 12-20: Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.

March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.

March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.

April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.

April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.

May 13-July 31: If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person.

July Newsletter is Out!

The July Newsletter is hot off the presses. A few things to note:

1.  Livabiility Framework:  Be sure to read about the “Livability Framework” that the leadership of Crystal City, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge Civic Associations coordinated to develop.  This document articulates a vision for an integrated, holistic approach to achieving a highly livable community across our diverse neighborhoods and defines a set of livability themes and specific elements.   The goal is to encourage a collaborative engagement among residents, the County, developers, property owners and businesses and other organizations to develop and implement an integrated holistic approach to achieving livability across our community.  This will be the subject of our September 12 meeting with county board members Christian Dorsey and Libby Garvey.

2.  Arlington County Community Meeting on MetPark Phases 6-8: Arlington County will hold an introductory community meeting July 10 from 7-8:30 pm to kick off the review process for the proposed Met Park Phases 6-8 site plan, which is the location for Amazon’s first phase of new development in the County. Interested stakeholders and community members will receive information about the proposed development, planning background, and an explanation of how the review process will work. Staff from various County departments along with the applicant will be available to answer questions.  Location is the Trades Center – Park Operations Building at 2700 S. Taylor St.   check back here for details.   While seating is not limited, RSVP to help in planning.

April 3rd Meeting Reminder

CCCA Meeting on April 3rd with an Amazon Representative will be the first official opportunity for Amazon to introduce themselves to the residents of Crystal City. Because of the strong interest in this meeting, it is going to be held in a larger venue at the Westin Hotel. Additionally, because of the high levels of attendance, we must remind everyone that this is a private, civic association meeting limited to the residents of Crystal City, Pentagon City, Aurora Highlands, and Arlington Ridge. Any guests will need to be approved in advance by contacting the [email protected]

CCCA Annual Meeting and Elections: November 29

Have you wondered about the buzz of Crystal City “taking off”?  Come hear Tracy Gabriel, Executive Director of the Crystal City Business Improvement Development (BID), show us what the new strategic plan for the Future Cities Project Area (Crystal City/Pentagon City/Potomac Yard) will be.

We will also hold elections for CCCA officers, as described below.

Same time (7-9 pm)  and same location (1805 Crystal Park Condominium community room).

*Reminder: Train Horn Notice

It is now CSX policy that trains should not blow horns passing the Crystal City VRE station when the station is closed: i.e., weekends and outside of 5:30 am to 8 pm weekdays. The only exception is for a potentially dangerous situation; e.g., equipment, workers, or intruders on the track. There have been violations of this policy last weekend and this, which we have reported.  Remember that you can report violations of this policy to: mailto:[email protected].  List train owner (CSX, Amtrak), direction train is traveling, and the time you heard the horn.


*2018 Dues​​

Dues are for a calendar year, January 1 to December 31.  Fill out the form on our “Join” page and send a check for $10 to the CCCA Treasurer at 1200 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.   

What do you get for your dues?  Your small contribution of $10 funds primarily:  our website, dues in the Arlington County Civic Federation (required); advertising for meetings; snacks for meetings.  All Executive Committee members are volunteers who spend many hours working on behalf of Crystal City residents—and producing this Newsletter!