Arlington Career Center Project

Overview

Arlington Public Schools is in the process of reconvening the Arlington Career Center (ACC) Project Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) due to planning for the ACC project resuming. The ACC Project was included in the FY 2023-32 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Direction at the Oct. 28, 2021 School Board Meeting. The Superintendent was directed to begin work immediately on the ACC concept design, which is currently underway. In addition, the Superintendent was directed to include the ACC project in the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 CIP.

BLPC Process Goals

The goal of the Arlington Career Center Project is for the school and parking garage to be completed within the maximum total project cost of $170.48 million. The Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) process will invite public feedback on the elements identified in the Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) Principles of Civic Design. APS will consider adjustments that fit within the maximum total project cost and address the School Board’s Project Requirements for the Arlington Career Center. The resulting plan will be included in the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

This process will not address the long-term use of the Career Center Campus. Opportunities for comment on long-term use will occur within the process for review and adoption of the FY 2023-32 CIP and is outside the purview of the ACC Expansion Project BLPC.

BLPC Committee Members

BLPC members represent various APS stakeholders and groups. They are responsible for communicating with and obtaining feedback from the stakeholder groups they represent. Members from the 2019 ACC BLPC were invited to continue representing their stakeholder groups and serving on the committee. Replacement members were appointed to the BLPC for the members who did not return. To facilitate collaboration between school and community stakeholders, joint meetings with the BLPC and PFRC will be planned to the greatest extent possible.

View the full list of BLPC Members appointed by the School Board. Information on the Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) process and PFRC members is available on the Arlington Career Center PFRC webpage.

Meeting Schedule

The following is the tentative schedule for the ACC project that is subject to change:

January 19, 2022 – Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting #1 (Click Here to Join the MS Teams Meeting)

Meeting #1 Materials

Meeting Recordings

February 16, 2022 – Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting #2

March 30, 2022 – Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting #3

Project Schedule

  • April 14, 2022 – School Board meeting: ACC Concept Design Information
  • April 28, 2022 – School Board Meeting: ACC Concept Design Action
  • TBD 2022 – Joint BLPC/PFRC Schematic Design phase meetings (pending School Board direction on Concept Design)
  • December 2023 – Construction Begins
  • December 2025 – New ACC Building Complete
  • April 2027 – All Construction Phases Complete

Resources

Additional information on the Arlington Career Center Project is available on the Design & Construction website.


For additional information or questions on the Arlington Career Center Project, please email engage@apsva.us.