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News and Correspondence

Upcoming Meetings

CCCA meetings typically occur on the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET. We currently meet by Zoom. Please register in advance to receive a calendar invitation.

The best way to learn about upcoming meetings is to join the Civic Association or follow the CCCA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram .

Past Meetings

February 16, 2023 – Check out the “State of the Neighborhood” 

April 15, 2021 – Discussion with County staff about the Safety and Innovation Zone demonstration project; Presentation from Regency Centers about the LOOP Transformation at the Crossing Clarendon

March 18, 2021 – Presentation from the development team for the Silver Diner site, now known as the Bingham Center; Presentation from the lead for the George Mason University Arlington campus expansion

February 18, 2021 – Dialogue on Race and Equity

January 21, 2021 – Discussion with Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) about community involvement in developments and projects; presentation from the Arlington Tree Action Group (ATAG)

November 19, 2020 – Presentation from the Department of Environmental Services on Vision Zero in Arlington

October 16, 2020 – Visit from Claire Peters, Principal of the new school at Key Elementary; discussion on the Clarendon Sector Plan Update

September 17, 2020 – Visit from Takis Karantonis, Arlington County Board Member, to discuss his priorities in office and the Missing Middle Housing Study

August 20, 2020 – Presentation from Arlington Public Schools on the walk zone at Key Elementary; presentation from the team developing a proposed outdoor café at 3033 Wilson Blvd

July 16, 2020 – Presentation from the team developing the Courthouse Landmark Block

CCCA in the News

Once Arlington’s ‘Little Saigon,’ Clarendon has become a pricey place to live (May 5, 2021)

“Recent Clarendon residents are familiar with its meticulously cultivated present: wine bars, Whole Foods and expensive drinks masquerading as coffee…” Read more in the Washington Post.

Metro’s Proposed Cuts Are A ‘Punch In The Gut’ For Workers And The Local Economy (December 1, 2020)

“Metro’s proposed sweeping budget cuts in the face of the ongoing pandemic will leave the rail and bus system operating vastly different than ever before. The proposal includes no weekend train service, closing the system at 9 p.m. with trains running only every 30 minutes on weekdays, and cuts to several bus routes. It turns a mass rapid transit system into essentially a commuter rail system…” Read more on

Large Outdoor Cafe Proposed in Clarendon (October 14, 2020)

“A proposal for a large outdoor café in Clarendon is set to be considered by the Arlington County Board this weekend. The owner of the Clarendon Square office building at 3033 Wilson Blvd is requesting permits to operate an outdoor café and kiosk in an open area of the property, catty-corner from the Clarendon Metro station…” Read more on

County Board Votes to Discontinue Sidewalk Crowding Ordinance (September 16, 2020)

“Something exceedingly rare happened during last night’s County Board meeting. A broad spectrum of Arlington civic life — including progressives, the Chamber of Commerce, business owners, county commissions and a local civic association — all lined up to speak against an ordinance recommended for approval by county staff — one that was temporarily approved by the Board a month and a half ago…” Read more on

Despite protests, Arlington board allows apartment owner to nix market (April 30, 2020)

“It’ll soon be “bye, bye, bodega,” as Arlington County Board members are allowing the owner of the Courtland Towers apartments in the Courthouse area to replace its longstanding ground-floor convenience store with four additional residential units and other amenities for residents…” Read more on