Thursday, November 23, 2017

Housing, businesses, construction, and transportation on the Pike

CPDP photographer Lloyd Wolf recently documented a range of the physical structures along Columbia Pike for Arlington's Alliance for Housing Solutions. Included are homes, apartment buildings, construction, transportation, and business area. The images were made at sites along all of the Pike corridor, special attention was given to the Barcroft Apartments, a large garden apartment complex on the Pike, currently home to many immigrants. This complex is potentially endangered as an

View towards Columbia Pike from South Four Mile Run Drive

affordable community by the possibility of redevelopment.

From the AHS website
AHS was created by civic leaders motivated by the belief that Arlington was rapidly becoming a community in which only affluent families could afford to live.
Supporters believe in:
         Access to affordable, safe and decent housing for people of all economic backgrounds—including lower-income individuals and families with children, elderly people, and persons with disabilities
         Diverse communities, where people of different backgrounds and economic status can come to know each other and where children can be educated in schools which reflect the diverse world they will inherit
         Inclusion of public servants—teachers, police, firefighters, and other public employees—strengthening ties and building familiarity in the communities they serve.
         Livable communities, where family, commuting, and environmental stresses are reduced by access to public transit and proximity of homes to jobs.
         Greater public understanding and support for affordable housing initiatives
         County adoption of new approaches, based on best practices in other communities, to address the affordable housing crisis in Arlington
         Reversing the loss of both market-rate and committed-affordable housing units, particularly family-sized units in Arlington
         Collaboration on regional approaches to solve the affordable housing crisis"

Thanks for this collaborative assignment to Michelle Winters, the executive director of AHS.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

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