VHC Property Project
County VHC Property Page
As a follow up to the February 3 GCA meeting (summarized below) Arlington County sent out this update on the project to everyone who signed up for the information at the meeting.
County Webpage on South Carlin Springs Property
Thank you for your interest in the South Carlin Springs Property. Please visit the project page to keep up with the latest news and developments regarding the site. The most recent site update presentation from the February 3, 2020 Glencarlyn Civic Association meeting has been posted.
Upcoming meetings, events and relevant documents will be posted to the project page. Check back periodically for updates.
If you would like to report concerns or have questions regarding site activity, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Facilities Management Bureau will assist you.
Project page is https://projects.arlingtonva.us/south-carlin-springs-property/
Presentation is GCA Meeting Presentation Feb 3 2020 VHC property
GCA Update Item from February 4
Key Points from the Feb 3 GCA Meeting on Virginia Hospital Center.
The speakers at the GCA meeting Monday, February 3rd was Director Greg Emanuel, Dept. of Environmental Services and John Chadwick,John Chadwick as the new Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations with the Arlington Public Schools. They discussed the short term and mid-term plans for the former Virginia Hospital Center property now owned by the County.
The County is currently working with experts to develop a comprehensive plan for the demolition and site cleanup of the former VHC building. The actual razing of the building won’t begin until 2021. This year there will be work done to sever the connection between the former VHC building and the doctor’s office building. The current plan is to remove all traces of the former VHC building, bringing it down to bare earth.
At this time the County has no specific plans on what may be constructed on the site for the long-term, but they are planning in the mid-term to use the site for swing space. A likely use would be to erect temporary buildings, similar to the modules used currently for overcrowding at a number of schools, as swing space for student classrooms as elementary or middle school under expansion or major renovation. The school system is evaluating the cost of this as part of their planning for future construction. If the schools don’t use the property, the County may use the space for similar purposes.