Neighborhood Conservation

Neighborhood Conservation

Arlington County’s Neighborhood Conservation Program has been helping to improve and enhance Arlington neighborhoods for 50 years. When the program was created in 1964, the goal was to empower residents by having them come together to discuss and share ideas for improving their neighborhoods. Today, the program provides funding for a variety of improvements including: installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, streetlights, signs, park improvements, neighborhood art and beautification. This program empowers citizens to identify and plan projects in their own neighborhoods.

Communities participating in the Neighborhood Conservation program benefit from being involved in the process for improving their own neighborhoods and help get funds for important projects. It’s also a great way for neighborhoods to directly engage with Arlington County.

When a neighborhood participates in the Neighborhood Conservation program, it becomes part of a larger community known as the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC). The County Board relies on the NCAC to report on the issues of greatest concern to our community members. Neighborhood Conservation representatives serve on the NCAC and help to develop recommendations for improving the neighborhood conservation process and participate in implementing County bond funds.

This information is from the Arlington County's Neighborhood Conservation website. You can also reference the 2013 Neighborhood Conservation Plan.

Current Neighborhood Conservation Projects

Currently, we are working on two Neighborhood Conservation Projects in Arlington County that have significant impact for our neighborhood:

  • The North Evergreen & 11th Street intersection and pedestrian safety (details included below); and
  • The North George Mason Drive Traffic Project is waiting for additional details from Arlington County (preliminary sketches below).


Completed Neighborhood Conservation Project

Recently, work was completed on the renovation of Woodlawn Park:

North Evergreen & 11th Streets


N. Evergreen Street from 11st St N, George Mason Drive, Washington Blvd, N. Columbus Street to N. Buchanan Street (Waycroft-Woodlawn)


In Design

About the Project
  • Intersection and Pedestrian Safety improvement project to include corner nub extensions at the following intersections: N. Evergreen St and Washington Blvd; N. George Mason Drive and 11th St N; N. Evergreen St and 11th St N; and N. Buchanan St and 11th St N.
  • Other improvements may include ADA compliant pedestrian ramp upgrades; 6-ft sidewalk at 4737 11th St N. up to the property line at 4731 11th St N., and ending with an ADA compliant pedestrian ramp (for access to Nelly Custis Trail).
  • A potential raingarden (bio-retention) feature at N. Evergreen St & 11th St N. (1106 N. Evergreen) may be considered.
  • A drainage analysis will be performed during the final design and storm sewer structures and mains may be added accordingly.
  • Driveway aprons within the project limits (at locations where extensions are being constructed) will be replaced.
  • Full depth roadway replacement may occur as needed throughout the project limits, as determined through the detailed design.
  • Milling and paving of the roadway will be completed where needed in all other areas within the project limits.
  • This information is from the Arlington County Project website.

    North George Mason Drive

    More information about this Project with be coming shortly.

    Woodlawn Park


    1325 N Buchanan St, Arlington, VA (Waycroft-Woodlawn)


    Start Date: Summer 2016 (Playgrounds and Walkways)
    End Date: 1st Quarter 2017 (Playgrounds and Walkways)

    About the Project
  • This is a Waycroft-Woodlawn Civic Association Neighborhood Conservation project that was funded in February 2014.
  • Neighborhood kids helped design the new playgrounds for tots and school age kids at Woodlawn Park and the community was involved in planning to create an environmentally sustainable park.
  • Old play areas were moved away from the creek and the area along the creek was reforested with a variety of native trees, shrubs and perennials. Invasive plants were removed and new site furnishings installed, making it quite a “Woodlawn.”
  • The invasive plant removal is a five-year plan that began in May 2014. A U.S. Department of Forestry grant funded a portion of the reforestation.
  • The final park design was developed based on County-wide feedback through Open Arlington with final approval the civic association.
  • The contract for construction was awarded and approved by the County Board in June 2016, and was completed in March 2017.
  • This information is from the Arlington County Project website.