On June 18, 2004, the Yorktown Civic Association submitted an application for funding for improvements at the Garden City Shopping Center, at the intersection of Lee Highway and George Mason Drive, under Arlington County’s new Commercial Revitalization program.

The program was established with bond funding approved by Arlington voters in the 2002 bond election. It is currently anticipated that the County Manager will select a number of candidate projects from the initial applications sometime in late 2004.

The Yorktown Civic Association also joined in an application by several neighboring civic associations for a broader study of development along the Lee Highway corridor from Lorcom Lane west to N. Lexington Street. The objective of that application is to develop a form-based code approach to site plan development. This is an approach that has been put to use recently in guiding new development along Columbia Pike in south Arlington.