Cardinal School Stormwater Detention Vault Pre-Construction Meeting – Wednesday, 9/22

As you may know, Arlington is planning a very large construction project under the playing fields at the Cardinal Elementary site. It will be a joint project of APS and the County.

Attend this virtual meeting to learn about the construction of the stormwater detention vault that is proposed to be installed under the athletic fields at the new Cardinal Elementary School.   At this meeting, County and APS staff will review plans for the vault construction and answer questions from the community.   Learn more about the project and view previous meeting presentations on the project web site.

Co-sponsored by Greater Westover’s four civic associations:  Highland Park-Overlee Knolls; Leeway Overlee; Tara-Leeway Heights and Westover Village.

Greater Westover and Stormwater Project

The Presidents of the Leeway Overlee, Highland Park/Overlee Knolls, Tara-Leeway Heights and Westover Village civic associations have written a letter supporting the stormwater detention vault scheduled for construction under the Cardinal school playing fields. The attached letter explains the necessity for the project and requests that APS work closely with neighbors to minimize disruptions from what will be a very substantial project


Cardinal Elementary School Detention Vault Public Meeting

Wednesday, July 28th.  7 – 8 PM.   Attend this virtual meeting to learn about the stormwater detention vault that is proposed to be installed under the athletic fields at the new Cardinal Elementary School.   At this meeting, County and APS staff will review the 90% designs for the vault, discuss plans for safely managing the vault construction while school is in session, and answer questions from the community.   Learn more about the project and view previous meeting presentations on the project web site.

Co-sponsored by Greater Westover’s four civic associations:  Highland Park-Overlee Knolls; Leeway Overlee; Tara-Leeway Heights and Westover Village.

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Cardinal/Reed Field New Detention Vault: Public Meeting

Dear Neighbors: As you may know Arlington will be building a really large stormwater detention vault under the old Reed playing fields. Cardinal Elementary will still open in August, but construction on the detention vault will begin a few months later.

Wednesday, May 26th.  6:30-7:30 PM.   Attend this virtual meeting to learn about the stormwater detention vault that is planned to be installed under the athletic fields at the new Cardinal Elementary School/Reed Fields.  

At this meeting, County and APS staff will review the 65% designs for the vault, discuss plans for safely managing the vault construction while school is in session, and answer questions from the community.   Learn more about the project and view previous meeting presentations on the project web site.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting on May 26th.

Or call in (audio only)

+1 347-973-6905  

Phone Conference ID: 397 633 566#

County Information on Covid Vaccine

Update on Vaccine in Arlington

On Saturday, the County Board received a lengthy and detailed update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Arlington. We know not everyone has time to watch a weekend Board meeting, so here are a few key bits of info. Watch the full segment on the County’s YouTube channel.

  • “I know it’s beyond frustrating and downright scary for many of us – including me – about the change and uncertainty in vaccine availability.” – Dr. Reuben Varghese, Public Health Director.
  • Within a week and a half of entering Phase 1b, the state informed the entire Commonwealth it was shifting to a per capita allocation by health district region. The primary reason for the sudden change was 1) Virginia is only receiving 110,000 doses per week for the whole state and 2) in a span of just two weeks, all of Virginia moved into Phase 1b.
  • Currently, the per capita allocation for Arlington is roughly 2,700 doses per week. “Arlington County has the capacity to do at least 1,000 per day, but obviously without the vaccine we’re unable to do more.”
  • “Through Jan. 23, Arlington County has received 5,100 first doses from Virginia. And as of Jan. 22, we have used 4,560 doses, close to 90%, which is what we were aiming for, so we always have supply to start the next week.”

Arlington County Rescheduling VHC Appointments

Arlington County is working to reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments canceled by Virginia Hospital Center. Affected individuals include people 75 years and older who were scheduled to receive their first vaccine dose after Jan. 26, 2021.

What to Know: 

  • Individuals who already got a first dose of the vaccine at the VHC-managed clinic at the Walter Reed Community Center will still receive their second dose as scheduled. 
  • Residents 75+ will be contacted directly by Arlington County to reschedule as vaccines becomes available. The goal is to reschedule the canceled appointments in the order of their original appointments. 
  • Arlington asks for the community’s patience as it works to incorporate the 75+ group to its plans within the existing vaccine supplies.

Find additional information in our Vaccine FAQ, under the “VHC Vaccine Appointment Cancelations” section.


First Case of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 Variant Identified in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 has been identified in a sample from an adult resident of Northern Virginia with no reported recent travel history. The B.1.1.7 variant, which first emerged in the United Kingdom in late 2020, is associated with increased person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.

“Viruses change all the time, and we expect to see new strains as disease spreads,” said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA. “As our state public health officials closely monitor the emergence of the B.1.1.7 variant in our Commonwealth, it is important that all Virginians continue following mitigation measures.”


COVID-19 News & Notes

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