Arlington County Board chairman Jay Fisette announced on Tuesday that the long-planned streetcar for Columbia Pike and Crystal City has been cancelled.
The two lines would’ve made up a 7.4-mile streetcar system. The Columbia Pike line would’ve run from Skyline in Fairfax County along Columbia Pike to Pentagon City. Here is a look at the route for the Crystal City section.
Needless to say, this news comes as a blow to the county. While a strong voice of opposition likely led to its demise, the streetcar was seen by many as a catalyst for redevelopment along Columbia Pike and in other parts of the county.
“We know how deeply disappointing this decision will be for the many residents of south Arlington who spent years crafting their Main Street vision for Columbia Pike and their plan for Crystal City,” Fisette said. “We remain strongly committed to the revitalization of these neighborhoods, and to their transformation into more walkable, livable, vibrant places. Their success is essential for the economic sustainability of the whole County.”
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/columbia_pike_and_crystal_city_streetcar_cancelled/9235
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