November 2011 Blog Posts

Improved Streetlights coming to Columbia Pike

On Monday night, County staff briefed the Transportation Commission on a streetlight upgrade project stretching along Columbia Pike from South Scott Street in the East to South Frederick Street in the West.  The project would upgrade the existing streetlights to new energy efficient LED technology.  The upgrades are expected to: Save nearly 80% annually in energy costs Greatly improve visibility in the corridor increasing safety for pedestrians, automobiles and cyclists Meet or exceed International Dark Sky standards (thus reducing light pollution) Contain no mercury...

ABC Liquor Store Coming to the Halstead

According to a recently issued building permit, Columbia Pike will soon be home to its first liquor store.  The permit is issued for 2940 Columbia Pike, a portion of the the Halstead building at the corner of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive next to the newly expanded Lost Dog Cafe location.  In addition to being the first liquor store on the Pike, this is also the first liquor store in South Arlington's 22204 zip code.