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Afternoon Notes: County To Spend Millions on Crystal City

Arlington to Spend $90 Million To Improve Crystal City — Arlington County will spend about $90 million improving roads and parks in Crystal City in the wake of the 13,000 jobs set to leave the area by September 2011 as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) plan. A long-range economic development plan for Crystal City is expected to be approved this summer. More from the Washington Examiner.

Man With Gun Tried to Visit Fictitious Admiral At Pentagon — From WTOP we learn that on April 9, a month after the  shooting outside the Pentagon Metro station, a man approached a screening area at the Pentagon and told security he was visiting an admiral — an admiral whose name was made up. Pentagon police later searched the man’s car and found a loaded 9-millimeter pistol. More from WTOP.

Real Estate Prices Rise in Arlington — The sales price of real estate in Arlington rose three percent in April compared to a year prior, according to Arlington Real Estate News. Foreclosures rose region-wide in April, but fell 4.6 percent in Arlington, according to data from RealtyTrac.

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