The Neighborhood Services Division reinforces the County Board’s commitment to healthy and vibrant neighborhoods and works to actively involve residents in civic and neighborhood affairs. Our services coordinate the County’s various neighborhood preservation and improvement programs and are tailored to meet the needs of community members.
The Neighborhood Conservation Program provides funding for a variety of capital improvement projects including installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, streetlights, park improvements, neighborhood art and signs and beautification.
The Historic Preservation Program identifies, preserves and protects Arlington's historic resources. The program recognizes locally and nationally designated sites located in Arlington and guides development through the Historic Preservation Master Plan and the Historical Affairs Landmark Review Board. Learn more about Historic Preservation.
The annual Neighborhood College Program is a civic engagement initiative for promoting an active and informed community. This is a free, eight-week bilingual program designed to develop strong community leaders and build broader, more diverse participation in Arlington’s civic life.
The Commercial Revitalization Program provides for targeted commercial revitalization within specific commercial areas throughout Arlington. A strategic geographical focus helps maximize our capital investments and enhance the our image. This program incorporates the previous Streetscaping, Utility Undergrounding, and Business Conservation Program.
Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee
The Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC) leads the development of neighborhood plans and recommends neighborhood-initiated capital improvements for funding by the County Board. It is comprised of representatives from 48 of Arlington’s 57 civic associations who work together with Neighborhood Conservation staff.
Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board
Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) advises the County Board on historic preservation matters. The HALRB nominates properties for local and national designation and also reviews plans for exterior alterations, demolition and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriate process.
Design Review Committee
The Design Review Committee is comprised of design professionals who serve on the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). One responsibility of the HALRB is to review plans for exterior alterations, demolition and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriate (CoA) process.