January 2021Pike Notes is periodically updated to include new revitalizations, events, areas of interest and news happening along Columbia Pike. Due to Covid-19 this is not as often as before. Some recent pages are: the neighborhoods of Barcroft, Arlington Mill & Acova Heights.
December 2014Since I first wrote the introduction (below) Arlington Mill Community Center has been completed and the Streetcar has been canceled . The scope of the site has grown to include all of Colombia Pike within Arlington, Buildings, Businesses, Parks, Neighborhoods, Activities, Entertainment and more...
September 2013This site was started in order to document the changes that are happening along Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia. The Pike is in the process of being revitalized (neighborhood plans). Most intersections will have new buildings on at least one corner and and there will be a lot of revamping in between. There are four main areas that are being revitalized and need to adhere to the Form Based Code, they include the Western Gateway, Neighborhood Center, Village Center and the Town Center. I have separated parts of the menu to cover these areas. There are some areas on Columbia Pike which are not covered by the Form Base Code and Arlington did not include them in the following maps. When I add these areas to the menu I will list them in the ajoining area as shown on the map.
Form Base Code Areas
I divided the menu into sections to reflect the following areas:
The Western Gateway runs from the County Line at Carlin Springs to Greenbier Street to the North and Frederick to the South.
The Neighborhood Center runs from South Greenbier Street / South Frederick Street to South Wakefield Street
The Village Center runs from South Taylor Street to South Randolf Street.
The Town Center runs from South Oakland Street to South Courthouse Road.
One of the first major projects was Penrose Square, at Barton Street which will serve as the Town Square and the next major change is the new Arlington Mill Community Center at Dinwiddie St. And although there have been delays, at some point we should be getting streetcars that will travel along the Pike from Pentigon City to Bailys Crossroads.
I live just off Columbia Pike in Barcroft which is bordered by Columbia Pike, Arlington Blvd, 4 Mile Run and George Mason Blvd.