A property in Arlington, notorious for standing empty, will finally be put to use.
Arlington County has acquired what was formerly known as the “Buck property” located on Quincy Street.
In the center of Arlington, the real estate is a rare opportunity for the county. It’s industrially-zoned and it’s close to transit.
In the short term, the county designated Buck for parking school buses and other vehicles known as the White Fleet.
“It’s incredibly important if we’re going to get our kids to and from school on those buses,” said Chairperson, Katie Cristol of the Arlington County Board. “If we’re going to get their meals to schools and the supplies to teachers we need that White Fleet and we need a place to put it.”
The future of the property is still undetermined. The county is considering reusing the existing buildings for office space or even constructing a new school.