Author Archives: sca_admin

19 Jul

What Have We Done for Shirlington Lately?

Two years ago we formed Shirlington’s first-ever civic association to give our community a voice in Arlington County affairs. With 2,200 households in 8 homeowner associations and 3 large rental buildings, not to mention WETA, Signature Theater, Energy Club, Animal ...

23 Feb

SCA Dog Park Resolution Passes Unanimously

On its well-attended February 22 Membership meeting, the Association heard a presentation by Mr. Keith Fred, head of the Shirlington Dogs II volunteer sponsor group.  This presentation, with slides, was taped and will be shared shortly. The Association then considered ...

21 Feb

Dog Park Protests, County Responds

How will Four Mile Run Valley planning affect the Shirlington dog park? Will it stay in its current location? The SCA certainly hopes so. We are advocating for that vigorously on the 4MRV Working Group, but we are all waiting ...

25 Jul

Summer in Shirlington at S. Four Mile Run

29 Jun

County response about Arlington Mill Drive changes

Following up on our June 8th meeting (see post below), the Association received this response on June 22 from the County concerning proposed changes to South Arlington Mill Drive.) Please see the project website for more information and visuals. “The ...

29 Jun

Arlington Mill Drive and Parking changes presented at June 8 meeting

At the June 8th Shirlington Civic Association meeting, County staff presented an updated approach for improvements at the intersection of South Arlington Mill and South Walter Reed Drives. This was in response to questions posed by residents at the December ...

06 Jun

Condos Protest Proposed S. Arlington Mill Drive Lane Changes

Note: Attend the June 8th SCA Meeting to review detailed transportation plans.   On Dec. 2, 2015, the SCA was addressed by Ms. Valerie Mosley, Capital Project Planner with the Arlington Division of Transportation (DOT).  She presented the concept plans ...

02 Jun

4MRValley Working Group Launches, Shirlington Reps Named

Finally! On May 17, the Arlington County Board appointed the Working Group for the Four Mile Run Valley (4MRV) Initiative. This too-long-awaited planning effort will focus on a large area including both park and light industrial areas. See the county homepage for a map ...

20 May

Trades Center Tour

Representatives of the Shirlington and Nauck communities toured the Trades Center owned and operated by Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools.  More than 500 employees from multiple county departments work in the 38 acre complex off of S. Arlington Mil Drive.  Among ...

10 May

Parking Issues Followup

On April 5th, the SCA hosted a meeting about parking in our area. Michael Connor, Arlington County’s parking manager, and Mickey Papillon, Federal Realty’s Director of Asset Management for the Village of Shirlington, presented recent and proposed changes. Residents and merchants including Signature Theater, ...