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395 Express Lanes Now Open

The 395 "hot lanes" opened yesterday. The 395 Express Lanes will run from near Edsall Road in Fairfax County right up to the 14th Street Bridge in DC. All drivers will now require an E-Z Pass or E-Z Pass Flex to access the Express Lanes. Like the rest of the network, tolling and HOV-3 rules will be in effect 24/7, 365 days a year. 

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Early Input on Arlington County's Budget

County Manager Mark Schwartz is seeking public input as he develops his proposed budget for the County’s 2021 fiscal year.

This year, the County is working on the annual operating budget, which covers spending on County programs, services and administration, as well as the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which outlines investments in County facilities, equipment, and infrastructure. Check out the opportunities for weighing in.

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Trek Tuesdays

1235 S CLARK ST.

Head over for a lunchtime climb over at Earth Treks Crystal City. It's the perfect opportunity to finally give the massive "bouldering" room a try - FREE! 

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GRUMP Holiday Market Returns

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

GRUMP is back for its 9th year, where you can shop local from 50 exciting artists and makers and stop for a photo op with one of our many Yetis! Doors open at 11 am and the first 250 shoppers will receive a free GRUMP tote bag. GRUMP Crystal City will also have a full day of creative workshops that will encourage you to MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME!

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Recent News

Eight Million Square Feet of New Development In the Works for Potomac Yard


Just a few days after submitting plans for the Virginia Tech site near the North Potomac Yard Metro station, JBG Smith has submitted early concept designs for the development that will replace Target and the other Potomac Yard stores.

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Take an exclusive tour of Amazon HQ2's first refurbished leased office space


ABC7 snagged a first look inside Amazon’s HQ2.

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Construction Updates


A number of public infrastructure and private redevelopment projects are currently underway with more coming soon. Stay up to date on our page. 

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Where things stand 1 year after Amazon’s Northern Va. HQ2 pick


Amazon’s plans are on track in Northern Virginia, one year after the e-commerce giant selected Arlington for its second headquarters.

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Upcoming Community Events

Corn Hole Tournament & Game Night to benefit March of Dimes

Monday, November 18, 4:30 p.m. | Highline RXR | 2010 Crystal Dr. 

March of Dimes - Prematurity Awareness Month


The Snow Queen

December 4 - Devember 29 | Synetic Theater | 1800 S Bell St.

Pentagon Happy Hour

Third Thursdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Freddie's Beach Bar | 555 23rd St S

Booz Allen Hamilton Toastmasters Potomac Club

Every Second and Fourth Friday, 11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m. | 15th & Crystal Dr


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