Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two of the building's seven floors will be used for a comprehensive year-round homeless shelter.
Arlington County now owns the Thomas Building, the seven-story office building on the corner of Courthouse Road and 14th Street North. The Arlington County Board approved buying the property, at 2020 14th St. N. in the Courthouse community, for about $27 million on Saturday. The county closed on the deal today, according to a news release. County leaders want to renovate the building and use two floors for a year-round homeless service center, plus county office space and storage. In all, acquisition and renovation is projected to cost $46.2 million over the next five years. The homeless shelter, in particular, has drawn the ire of neighboring residential property owners who have expressed concerns about their safety and, in some cases, …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The police report indicates she does not want to press charges at this time.
A woman woke up Sunday morning naked in bed, lying next to a man who admitted he had sex with her, Arlington County Police report. The incident occurred on the 1400 block of North Scott Street, about .3 miles from the Courthouse metro station. The assailant was known to the victim. According to police, "The victim had gone to bed alone intoxicated the night before. The victim does not wish to press charges at this time."
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Residents outside of the Rosslyn end of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor finally see some new Capital Bikeshare stations.
Capital Bikeshare’s long-anticipated expansion down the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor finally got moving last week, with a new station near the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Uhle Street in Courthouse. This marked the start of a small short-term expansion, which will be followed by a much bigger one in the spring and summer. Some Arlington Capital Bikeshare members have expressed frustration with the slow pace of the rollout in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. The originally anticipated expansion schedule has been slowed by procurement processing delays, some site challenges, and Capital Bikeshare’s expanded public outreach regarding station placement. Arlington hasn’t yet been able to benefit from the dense network that Washington enjoys…
Monday, April 11, 2011
North Arlington finally joins the nation's biggest bike sharing network. Rosslyn and Courthouse will have Capital Bikeshare stations by Wednesday.
Arlington’s Rosslyn and Courthouse neighborhoods will finally get to join the region’s Captial Bikeshare network this week. Rosslyn will be home to three new stations, and Courthouse will get one. The stations will be at: This will bring Arlington’s total to more than 125 CaBi bikes at 18 stations spread between Arlington’s Courthouse, Rosslyn, Crystal City and Pentagon City neighborhoods. In addition to being a quick and easy way between Arlington neighborhoods, the location of the Rosslyn stations will make bike sharing one of the easiest and quickest ways for residents to get to and from Georgetown. Since the system operates around the clock, it also presents another solution for Arlingtonians that miss the last Metro train home …