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Leeway Overlee Civic Association

Notice of General Membership Meeting:

Tues., March 7, 2023, 7:30 pm

This will be a virtual only meeting to be held through Zoom

In addition to the general business of the civic association, we will have as a guest speaker:

Matt De Ferranti, Member, Arlington County Board

To Join the Zoom Meeting, use one of these three options:  (updated 3/7/2023)

1)  Using your Internet connected electronic device, go to the Zoom website:

Meeting ID:        872 9376 6252

Meeting password 861835

2)   Using your Internet connected electronic device, use this link:

3)     For those who prefer to dial in by phone, dial +1-301-715-8592:

Meeting ID:        872 9376 6252

Meeting password 861835


Matt will update us on the status and configuration of Missing Middle as it is now proposed. Please bring your questions to Matt pertaining to key Leeway Overlee concerns, including:


·         Missing Middle

·         Langston Boulevard Alliance

·         Future plans for the longstanding Lee Center at the corner of Lexington Street and Langston Blvd.

Any Questions? Contact a member of the LOCA Exec Committee:

President             Jean Henceroth (

Co-Vice President Michael Weinstein (

Co-Vice President   Karen Guevara (

Secretary            Ladd Connell (

Treasurer            Jennifer Michener (

ArNAC Rep.      Rob Swennes (

The LOCA Executive Committee joins our community in mourning the passing of Amy Penny Applebaum who contributed greatly to our Leeway Overlee community. You can find her obituary in ARLnow or the Washington Post:

SAVE THE DATE and your no-longer-needed household treasures to sell them at the

Leeway Overlee Community Day and Yard Sale!

When: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The John Marshall Drive/Ohio St. greenway between Langston Blvd. (Lee Highway) and Washington Blvd.

Cost: Attendance is free, but a $10 fee will be collected from individuals or families selling household items during the yard sale.

New sidewalk, curb & gutter on 24th St. North between Kentucky & Lexington Streets:

The LOCA Executive Committee endorsed a neighbor-driven request to install a new sidewalk and curb along the north side of 24th St. N. adjacent to the long-standing youth baseball diamond located at the south end of the Lee Center block. The project funding request was directed to the County's Missing Links program which supports construction of modest sidewalk projects connecting longer pedestrian walkways within a neighborhood. Those of us who walk this block appreciate the need to get pedestrians off this narrow "humped" street.

Cardinal Elementary School Stormwater Vault:

"A stormwater detention vault is an underground structure designed to manage excess stormwater runoff on a developed site, often in an urban setting."

On July 8, 2019, a massive rainstorm burst storm water pipes, inundating residences and businesses in Westover and downhill toward I66. Today, the ten-million-dollar Cardinal Elementary School Stormwater Vault, designed to prevent future similar floods, nears completion ahead of its originally anticipated completion date of October 2023.

·        Both the larger and smaller vaults as well as the final grading for the site are complete.

·        Washington Gas is relocating a gas line under North Lexington Street to prepare for a short-term project to install a new stormwater pipe on North Lexington St.

·        The new storm pipe project under North Lexington Street will soon commence.

·        North Lexington Street is restriped and open for two-way traffic.

LOCA welcomes volunteers!

·        Nominations for LOCA Executive Committee: The strength of the Civic Association depends on you. We strongly encourage younger and newer residents within Leeway Overlee to step forward to provide assistance and leadership!"

·        Newsletter/Flyer content, production and distribution: Would you like a nice walk in the neighborhood 3-4 times annually to help distribute this flyer or do you have stories to contribute? Please contact Rob Swennes (

·        Community Day and Yard Sale Organizers: Learn how this magical day appears (almost) every year by itself. Please contact Rob Swennes (

Arlington County

Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC)

of the Planning Commission 

Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Meeting

Learn more about the Long Range Planning Committee

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Bozman Government Center

2100 Clarendon Blvd., Conference Room 216

Virtual participation via MS Teams


1.    Missing Middle Housing Study: Phase 3


The LRPC is a committee of the Planning Commission. The public may observe the meetings, but participation in the discussion is limited to members of the Planning Commission. Time for public comment is limited and at the discretion of the Committee chair. However, the public may submit written comments online, which will be provided to the committee members.


For questions about this notice, contact LRPC Staff Liaison: Anika Chowdhury,, 703-228-0096.

General Membership Meeting

Leeway-Overlee Civic Association

Notice of LOCA’s General Membership Meeting:

Tues., Nov. 1, 2022, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

This will be a virtual only meeting to be held through Zoom


·         Review and Approval of Minutes of last meeting held on June 8, 2022

·         Treasurer's Report

·         New Officers:

President     Jean Henceroth (

VP                Karen Guevara (

VP                Mike Weinstein (

Secretary    Ladd Connell (

Treasurer    Jennifer Michener (

ArNAC Rep. Rob Swennes (


Presentation:  The Alliance for Housing Solutions representative

§  What is it - Arlington County description & updates as of 10/17

§  Survey:  after this meeting the LOCA Executive Committee will draft a short survey based on the responses in this meeting; results will be consolidated and submitted to the County

From Arlington County Web Site:

MISSING MIDDLE:  It's not Missing Middle Income

“Missing middle” . . .refers to the range of housing types that fit between single-family detached homes and mid-to-high-rise apartment buildings. Examples include duplexes, triplexes, townhomes, and more. Used in this context, “middle” references the size and type of a home, relative to its location – in the middle – on a housing scale spectrum. The cost of these homes vary based on style, size, location, and market forces; therefore missing middle housing types do not correlate with a specific income bracket.


Phase 3 Study Goals:

Increase housing supply

Diversify housing types


More equitable housing options for more people at more income levels and more stages of life distributed throughout Arlington

Discussion Items:

·         Parking

·         More density

·         Shorter setbacks

·         Storm water runoff

·         Fewer trees

·         Taller height limits


Topic: LOCA 11/1/2022 Zoom Meeting

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern  

To Join the Zoom Meeting, use one of the two options:



Phone:  +1 309 205 3325

Meeting ID: 886 5214 3984

Passcode: 940487



Please find links for:

·         Arlington County October 17, 2022 Missing Middle Phase 3 slide deck:

·         Plan Langston Blvd PCP

·         Plan Langston Blvd Design studios


Any Questions? Contact a member of the LOCA Exec Committee listed above.



·         Cardinal school stormwater detention vaults:

o Work continues with anticipated completion in May 2023.

·         Plan Langston Blvd (we are in Areas 1 & 2):

o The Preliminary Concept Plan Report August 2022 (PCP) is completed although still under review; available on the Arlington County Web Site

o Additional Pop-up engagement opportunities:

Please join Arlington County staff members at the following outdoors pop-up events to learn more, ask questions, and share feedback.

·         Lee Harrison Shopping Center |Saturday, Nov. 5 | 11 AM - 1 PM

·         Lyon Village Shopping Center | Saturday, Nov. 5 | 3 - 5 PM


2022 Minutes

Minutes have been posted from the General Membership Meetings of February, April, and June 2022

Latest Leeway Overlee Newsletters: September 2021

Prior Newsletters


For current information about the local response to COVID-19 please visit the Arlington County COVID-19 page.

Some Key Points About Pollinator-Saving Mosquito Control

As we are now in the thick of summer, the mosquitoes have returned. There are many actions you can take to reduce their numbers. The Arlington Master Naturalists have posted some information that you can use to control mosquitoes while at the same time protecting our beneficial pollinators from deadly pesticides.

Plant for Pollinators (and Life)

If you missed the informative session on May 11, 2019, at the Lee Center Butterfly Garden, you are in luck! The presenter gave us a Pollinator Gardening Summary that contains some highlights from the presentation and information that you can use in your own home gardening.

The May 11 information session was intended to support national initiatives to help very imperiled pollinators. We learned about groupings of mainly native plants that can provide three seasons of food for bees and butterflies, and also help birds. Information included lists of plants; their size, color, and bloom periods; and how to group perennials, shrubs, and trees to create natural habitat.

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