Submit a neighborhood street for Complete Street Funding

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Project Submission

The NCS program is kicking off a formal request to the public for nominations of problem street locations for project funding consideration.

Who can submit? Project nominations may be made by individuals, homeowner associations, civic organizations or by County staff.

Project Selection Process

Steps Details
Step 1:
Project Submission
All County-owned, non-arterial streets in residential areas are eligible for consideration. If you’re unsure if your street is a neighborhood street, check on this map. Project nominations may be made by individuals, homeowner associations, civic organizations or by County staff.

Please limit your nominations to the most problematic areas.

Step 2:
Eligibility Review
Staff** will rank projects based on the following factors:

  • Ranking on NCS project list, based on the adopted Project Ranking Guidelines
  • Available funding (due to limited resources available for this new program, a small number of projects will be funded, and project budgets will be taken into consideration when evaluating);
  • Available resources and tools;
  • Availability and likelihood of funding for improvements under other County programs (e.g. maintenance or Safe Routes to School);
  • Other considerations that could impact the project (e.g., overlapping County projects or adjacent private development pending).

**Only County staff will score submissions.

Step 3:
NCSC Project Selection Meeting
Staff will provide recommendations and NCSC will select projects to move forward for further study and development. NCSC may defer projects that prove unfeasible or untimely for funding approval until later in the process or for later consideration.
Step 4:
Project Working Group
Staff forms a Project Working Group for each approved NCSC project.
Step 5:
Stakeholders Meeting
The Project Working Group will establish a public engagement plan. Staff, NCSC and the working group will develop a conceptual project plan. County staff, along with NCSC representation, will work with property owners and residents of the street along with other affected stakeholders to discuss potential changes to the street. County staff will work with the identified stakeholders to gain input for the project design, seek community support and keep the community informed of project progress.
Step 6:
Project Open House
The conceptual project plan will be presented for the community’s consideration.
Step 7:
NCSC Funding Hearing
NCSC will recommend projects to forward for funding.
Step 8:
Arlington County Board Approval
Approved: Project implementation, including design and construction. A post-implementation evaluation will occur.

Not Approved: Projects that do not receive sufficient points to be considered for NCS funding may be deferred to a later date or referred to other program departments for consideration (e.g., maintenance or enforcement).

Note that “any project not approved through the Neighborhood Conservation (NC) program process or was withdrawn may be disqualified for consideration by the Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission (NCSC) for four years after the date of such disapproval or withdrawal. For this purpose, any project disqualified from consideration by the NCSC must contain at least 50% of the scope (as defined in dollars) of the disapproved or withdrawn NC project.