Moving Livability 22202 Forward Zoom Meeting

Save the date to join the three 22202 civic associations – Arlington Ridge, Aurora Highlands, Crystal City – July 30 from 7-9 pm for a virtual Zoom webinar on the status of our collective Livability 22202 efforts. Much has happened since our first Livability 22202 Framework document was published in November 2019, and we have gotten much positive feedback from the County and developers for our united presentation. It has become a powerful, useful tool endorsed by the Arlington County Civic Federation as well.

From January to March 2020 we have organized three workshops on Housing and Open Space and begun work on two other areas – the Future of the Crystal City Underground and Route 1: Promoting East-West Accessibility. The purpose of this webinar is to share the work done by the four Livability committees, as well as information on a number of related Big Picture issues, and begin the process of community engagement and feedback. Following the July 30 presentations, there will be a three-week period for comment and a subsequent meeting for further discussion and conclusions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Crystal City Offers A Hand (And Beer) To Renters As Amazon Moves In

As bars were opening Thursday for one of the busiest drinking nights of the week, a different kind of happy hour was unfolding in Crystal City … one meant to promote civic engagement among millennial renters who will soon find themselves living next to Amazon’s HQ2.

Co-hosted by the Crystal City Civic Association (CCCA) and local business improvement district (BID), the renters’ happy hour/millennial outreach event was an evening of light snacks and refreshment, with a touch of activism. The event brought several dozen community members to the JBG National Landing Marketing Center, a space created a couple years ago to help sell Amazon on the idea of setting up shop in Arlington.

So what were organizers hoping for at this first-of-its-kind event? Mostly to build interest in Crystal City’s ever-changing future among the renters who…