Career Center Working Group

Posted March 21, 2018


The Penrose Neighborhood Association has prepared a survey of the Career Center site development options. The link is here: Penrose Input: Career Center Site Please take a few minutes to let use know what you think!

About the Working Group

The Arlington County Board and the Arlington Public Schools Board have created a joint working group that will recommend how the Career Center site may be developed in phases to accommodate more high school capacity and new community amenities.

The Working Group will enable a longer-term look at how the site can grow and develop over time, and not just in a single building project, to optimize the use of land and meet community and schools needs in a land-constrained County. It will develop a plan that defines how APS can open 800 new seats at the Career Center by 2022, within funding already approved by the School Board, while providing options for optimizing future development of public facilities within the study area through a phased development plan. The group’s work will begin in December 2017, and submit a progress report or meet with the boards in a work session in February 2018. The working group’s final report will be submitted to both boards in August 2018.

The instructional focus for the Career Center will be addressed by APS in a separate process, as will planning the building for the 700-800 seats.

What is the Penrose Neighborhood Association?

We are an association of residents and property owners in the Penrose Neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Penrose is bounded by Route 50, Washington Blvd, Columbia Pike, and Walter Reed Drive/Fillmore Street. We generally meet the third Tuesday of each month to hear speakers, discuss issues, and plan activities. Our goals are:

  1. To stimulate and encourage good citizenship.
  2. To promote better physical conditions in the community.
  3. To stimulate the improvement of property.
  4. To foster closer community spirit.
  5. To promote the collective interests of the residents and property owners of the community.
  6. To assist the community in obtaining information, services, and improvements from the County and State.
  7. To represent the community in relations with the County Government.

Come out to a meeting and join us!