Neighborhood Conservation

Glencarlyn Neighborhood Conservation Program

Glencarlyn participates in Arlington County’s Neighborhood Conservation Program, a grass-roots effort to engage residents in conserving and improving their communities by developing and updating Neighborhood Conservation Plans. These plans are the basis for requesting county funds for improvements such as sidewalks, curbs and gutters, streetlights, park renovations, neighborhood art, beautification, traffic management and pedestrian safety.

Each participating neighborhood selects a representative for the Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC). These representatives attend monthly meetings and prioritize neighborhood-initiated projects, following the county’s defined process. Glencarlyn’s current NCAC representative is Kathy Reeder.

The Glencarlyn Neighborhood Conservation Plan describes the community’s history, development, natural environment, cultural sites and infrastructure, along with the goals for conservation and improvement identified in a neighborhood-wide survey. The plan is updated by the community as needed.

In the past, Glencarlyn has undertaken such Neighborhood Conservation Projects as developing a Sidewalk Location and Street Width Master Plan, and installation of curbs, gutters and sidewalks around the core Village Center block.

Additional information is available on the  Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee site. For a status of current NCAC projects for Glencarlyn and other neighborhoods, see Capital Improvement Projects.

Please contact Kathy Reeder at with any questions.

NCAC Projects

NCAC 4th Street Project

Q&A from March 22 Design Review Meeting.   Project covers sidewalk and curb additions to 4th Street S. between Illinois and Kensington Sts.

Design Layout .  The layout is preliminary representing the 30% concept phase, and illustrates the project impact to the streets, curbs and right-of-way.