Arlington Neighborhoods Program (ANP)
Glencarlyn Arlington Neighborhoods Program
Glencarlyn participates in the Arlington Neighborhoods Program (formerly the Neighborhood Conservation Program), a grass-roots effort to engage residents in conserving and improving their communities by developing and updating neighborhood 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 Neighborhoods Program Advisory Committee (ArNAC). These representatives attend monthly meetings and prioritize neighborhood-initiated projects, following the county’s defined process. Glencarlyn’s current ArNAC 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 ANP projects as developing a Sidewalk Location and Street Width Master Plan, and installation of curbs, gutters and sidewalks around the core Village Center block, on 2nd St South and South Kensington St and on the 5500 and 5600 blocks of 4th St South.
Please contact Kathy Reeder at email@example.com with any questions.
Current ANP Projects
Kenmore Wooded Area, South Manchester St & 2nd St South:
This project will improve the wooded area at the west end of the Kenmore Middle School property, as well as the S. Manchester St. entrance and frontage, the 2nd St. S. dead end, and the east side of S. Manchester St. The County Board approved funding for this project on February 12, 2022.
Planned improvements include treating and removing invasive plant material; evaluating the health of existing trees and removing those that are dead, dying or diseased; replacing an old wooden fence with a low stone wall along S. Manchester St.; and adding native grass, plants and trees in various locations. For a more detailed draft description of the proposed project, including photos, see S. Manchester Street Project – Glencarlyn Project Scope – Draft.
Please keep in mind that the scope of work is not yet final. Design work is scheduled for 60% completion in July 2023, 90% completion in October 2023 and 100% completion in November 2023. As the property owner of the wooded area and adjacent locations, Arlington Public Schools (APS) will have a major voice in determining the final scope of work. It may not be possible to include all the ideas listed in the draft document in one ANP project. Some items that GCA proposed may need to go into a future ANP project or be pursued by collaboration between APS and GCA.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Neighborhoods Program (formerly Neighborhood Conservation Program) Presentations at GCA Meetings
Other ANP Information