The Tara Leeway Heights Civic Association (TLHCA) is considering new projects to adopt as part of its ongoing support of Arlington County’s Neighborhood Conservation Program. Over the years TLHCA has supported this program by initiating community improvement projects through the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC). The civic association regularly solicits the community for project recommendations and then works to nominate a project to submit to the NCAC for approval. The civic association, in partnership with the county, then works to fulfill the adopted project.
While beneficial examples of this program within the community are numerous, the improvements to Big Walnut Park (on N. Harrison St., near 20th St.) perhaps best exemplify the program’s positive impact upon the Tara Leeway Heights neighborhood.
Recently a TLHCA resident offered a new NCAC project for consideration that would further support the initial improvements made to Big Walnut Park. The goal of the suggested project is to improve safety and access for families crossing Harrison St. to gain access to the park. The resident suggests the addition of “bump-outs or other modifications” in order to achieve this. If adopted professional county planners will guide the exact nature of the road crossing improvements.
The TLHCA board is currently considering this proposed project and welcomes all community input. This proposal will be up for discussion and further review at the civic association’s annual meeting on 5/21/13. If you wish to contribute to the discussion or offer up your own NCAC project for consideration you may do so by attending the meeting or contacting the TLHCA board via email to email@example.com.
For more about the County’s Neighborhood Conservation Program, please visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/CPHD/ons/conservation/CPHDOnsConservationProcess.aspx