The planned expansion of Arlington National Cemetery to the south and add around 50 acres for future burials is moving forward but first, roads need to be reworked and the land prepared.
“We are going to realign Columbia Pike, moving it from where it is today, farther south,” said John Martin, consultant project manager of what’s called the Arlington National Cemetery Defense Access Roads (DAR) Project.
Columbia Pike currently has a narrow sidewalk along four lanes of traffic.
Martin said that although the road will remain four lanes wide, there will some additional 8-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides and a 10-foot-wide cycle track to the north side.
The project, which seeks to add 60,000 burial plots, will also involve replacing Southgate Road with a new section of South Nash Street, expanding Foxcroft Heights Park, modifying the Route 27(Washington Boulevard) interchange at Columbia Pike, and installing new streetlights.
The design at the moment is 35% complete, but they hope to finalize it by fall this year. Construction is set to begin in Spring 2021 and continue until summer 2025.
Although the project does not involve relocating any homes, at a public hearing on Tuesday evening, some residents raised concerns about traffic and parking. Some were also concerned about the future of popular outdoor concerts held at the U.S. Air Force Memorial.
“The Air Force Memorial truly will be integrated into the cemetery project,” Martin said.
A rendering from the plan showed the memorial at the end of a walk through a future columbarium area.
Martin said the goal is to keep the memorial open to the public throughout construction.
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4 beds, 2 full baths, 1,330 sqft living area
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3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 1,685 sqft living area
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3 beds, 3 full baths, 2,622 sqft living area
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3 beds, 2 full baths, 2,111 sqft living area
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1 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths, 1,011 sqft living area
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3 beds, 2 full baths, 1,446 sqft living area
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1 beds, 1 full baths, 754 sqft living area
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4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 3,090 sqft living area
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3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,956 sqft living area
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4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 2,814 sqft living area
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2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,409 sqft living area
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2 beds, 1 full baths, 960 sqft living area
2 Bed/1 Bath, Well Kept Staunton Model . All new appliances, Beautiful hardwood floors! Separate 14' x 11' Office/Gym/Storage Room on Lower Level of Building! Green, Park Like Setting With Multiple Pools, Tennis Courts, Tot Lots, Dog Parks and Walking Trails. Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout. Walk Everywhere. Elementary School .3 mile. Shirlington Village offers Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Harris Teeter and Signature Theatre. Easy Commute to DC.
2 beds, 1 full baths, 904 sqft living area
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4 beds, 3 full baths, 2,796 sqft living area
WOW! This home has been transformed from a classic bungalow to a renovated and expanded Arts and Crafts style home. The recent renovations and upgrades create the feel of a brand-new home with an open and spacious modern floor plan and high-quality craftsmanship. Boasting four bedrooms with three baths on a private 8,400 square foot lot, this home is a one-of-a-kind find! Stunning setting on a quiet street in the ultra-convenient Arlington neighborhood of Ashton Heights. Ashton Heights residents enjoy the benefit of a quaint neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets along with easy access to metro, walkability to Ballston and Clarendon, and the convenience of being only a few minutes from D.C. - Don't miss this opportunity!
5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths, 5,189 sqft living area
Elegant Residence in Serene Setting. On a cul-de-sac adjoining Potomac Overlook Regional Park, this Tudor is the ideal backdrop for the story of your life! A charming storybook residence sitting on a 1/2 acre property with hiking adventures steps away. Adventures made easier with low-maintenance exterior of brick and Hardi for durability and minimal upkeep. Upon entry, one is welcomed by a 2-story entry foyer with classic architectural details. The main level boasts substantial entertaining spaces with wonderful flow. The residence's provides a living room accommodating multiple seating areas; a spacious dining room for large family gatherings and formal entertaining; and a Chef's kitchen (SubZero, Electrolux induction cooktop with 2 ovens, island, granite and custom cherry cabinetry). Windows and natural light abound on this level. The main level continues by offering table space in the kitchen opening to 1,000 sq ft multi-tiered deck; a great room with soaring ceilings, wet bar, and wood-burning fireplace; a bedroom suite with en-suite bath; a hall half bath for guests; laundry and storage spaces; and a den overlooking the tranquil yard. Four lovely bedrooms reside on the upper level - two share a Jack-and-Jill bath, but each provides its own vanity! A third bedroom is paired with a full hall bath. The owner's suite offers a seating area, a third wood-burning fireplace, dressing room, walk-in closet, and a master bath filled with light due beautiful skylights. The lower level of the home gives access to the 3-car side-load garage; storage spaces; wine cellar; and recreation room... and then there are the outdoor living spaces, to include an over-sized, multi-tiered deck, patio with fire pit, and ample lawn. There's a 6-zone sprinkler system for ease in caring for the gorgeous plantings. New roof (2014). Circular driveway. All only 2 traffic lights to Washington, DC.