Back in late July 2011, The Washington Examiner did a story about the County project and its flaws. Examiner notes that “Neighbors feel left out as Arlington zooms forward with street project” focusing on the clear lack of collaboration and absence of the “Arlington Way” in the way the project has been implemented by the County.
“It’s something we did not request. All we requested was they deal with one corner and give the kids some safe space. The county came in with an elaborate plan. They clearly were marching to their own drummer,” said president of the Arlington Ridge Civic Association.