Arlington retained HR&A Advisors, Inc., to update the analysis of the Columbia Pike streetcar’s projected return on investment (ROI) and compare it to enhanced bus service. The firm specializes in measuring the economic and fiscal impacts of major development and infrastructure projects. HR&A analyzed the ability of both transit modes to facilitate the development goals in […]
Years of community planning have produced a vision for Columbia Pike, and streetcar is central to that vision. Hundreds of residents, business owners, organizations and others who care about the Pike together have crafted a vision to revitalize the Pike while preserving its character, diversity and affordability.
This future vision focuses on multi-family residential areas located between the commercial areas along the Columbia Pike. Plan goals include enhancing vibrancy and quality of life along, creating a walking and bicycle friendly community, supporting the planned streetcar coming to the Pike, and sustaining a significant supply of housing that serves diverse incomes. Preserving neighborhood character, historic buildings, and tree canopy are also key elements.