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April 2 meeting: Urban Gardening programs and ART transit

As we say goodbye (good riddance?) to winter and hello to spring, we will have a guest from the Virginia Cooperative Extension to talk about the urban gardening programs they offer throughout the county. In addition, a representative from Arlington Transit (ART) will speak to us briefly about its transit development plans. ART is seeking input on desired changes in Arlington Transit and Metro bus routes and will be passing out a short survey following the presentation.

Here is the April issue of the Barcroft News

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Community House on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to around 11. More info on the chatlist.

Results of the Chatlist Poll on the default "reply to all" setting

Here is our famous freezing water pipe in the crawl space of the Community House

February BSCL program

County Board member John Vihstadt gave generously of his time to discuss and answer questions about key County issues, inclusing those impacting Columbia Pike.

We approved the purchase of new locks and keys for the Community House. Here are the draft minutes of the meeting.

January 2015 program

On January 8, we welcomed back Takis Karantonis, Executive Director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, who provided an update on developments along the Pike and shared his thoughts on what's next following the streetcar project cancellation.

We had our Barcroft Holiday Sing-Along on December 4

We had a great time at the traditional Barcroft Holiday Sing-Along, singing with the Barcroft holiday band and with a visit by Santa.

November Meeting: Redevelopment Proposal

We met on November 6 for a presentation by the developer on a new building to be constructed at the northeast corner of Columbia Pike and South Buchanan Street (site of the current El Tutumaso and the former Cafe Sauca). Members of the Douglas Park Civic Association attended as well. The proposal calls for the construction of a four-story condominium building, with street-level retail. Under Columbia Pike form-based code (FBC) standards, the proposed development is relatively small--less than 40,000 square feet--and therefore would not require any modifications under the FBC. This will be the first major FBC redevelopment effort along our stretch of the Pike.

What We Like About Our Neighborhood

We are a friendly, quiet neighborhood originally established in 1903. We have about 800 mostly modest single-family homes, and about 400 apartments along our outer edge. Most of the houses here were built in the 1930-1970 era, but we have a growing number of newer, larger homes as well. We have an active civic association, an historic Community House and a monthly neighborhood newsletter, The Barcroft News, first published in 1903.

The Barcroft School and Civic League sponsors neighborhood events ranging from our annual Fourth of July Parade and picnic to a Holiday program with a visit from Santa Claus, meet-the-candidates nights before elections, spaghetti dinners, Easter egg hunts and National Night Out ice cream socials. These events retain the strong spirit of community existing here for over 100 years. This is a good place to live.

More neighborhood highlights: Who we are, neighborhood lore, our annual events, storms, parks, planning and more!

To Contact Us

Please send email to:

Eric Harold
President, Barcroft School and Civic League
or call him at 703-486-0879

or email our Webmaster

Randy Swart

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This page was revised on: March 25, 2015.
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