Arlington, VA

Arlington is preparing to demolish the old Arlington Mill Community Center to make way for a brand new community center in 2013.

Due to some expected minor disruptions, Arlington County staff will be presenting information about the demolition plan at a public meeting next week. Update at 1/3 — The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Greenbrier Baptist Church (5401 7th Road South).

In case you can’t make it, here’s an executive summary:

  • No explosives will be used in the demolition, which will begin in January
  • No road closures are expected
  • Traffic and transit on Columbia Pike will not be affected
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained on surrounding streets
  • The demolition will take 30 to 45 days, weather permitting
  • Debris from the site will be hauled from South Dinwiddie Street to Columbia Pike to South Four Mile Run Drive
  • Construction on the new Arlington Mill Center is expected to begin in the spring
  • Another informational meeting will be held regarding the construction plan
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