The Lee Highway Alliance was formed to create a joint community vision for a more economically vibrant, walkable, attractive Lee Highway corridor – one that benefits neighborhoods and the business community. The ultimate goal is the development of a new Generalized Land Use Plan (GLUP) for Lee Highway to guide future rezoning and development applications.
The Lee Highway Alliance has announced a Working Group that will lead the effort to recommend new names for Lee Highway to the Arlington County Board. The 25 members of the Working Group reflect a variety of backgrounds and skills, from business ownership to civic involvement.
With help from the Working Group and the Lee Highway community, we are determined to realize the years-long grassroots community effort to create a welcoming Main Street by removing the word "Highway"and to begin to reconcile the painful racial history many in our community experienced by removing the name "Lee."
With the Arlington County Board’s support, Lee Highway Alliance (LHA) announced its plan to move forward with Renaming Lee Highway on July 17, 2020. As stated by County Board Member, Katie Cristol: “My colleagues and I are glad to see neighborhood leaders as skilled at consensus-building as the Lee Highway Alliance begin this important conversation about our community’s past – and our vision for our shared future.”