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Staff: No cost-benefit analysis planned for ‘Missing Middle’

As Arlington leaders move forward on what critics characterize as a war on single-family zoning, staff leading the effort acknowledge there has been no cost-benefit analysis of exactly how such a major zoning change would impact the local government’s...

County Board expected to approve ‘Complete Streets’ projects

Arlington County Board members on June 18 are slated to approve four projects as part of the Neighborhood Complete Streets initiative. If approved, the projects will involve: • Construction of one block of missing sidewalk on South Irving Street between 6th...

Staffing woes lead trash to pile up in Arlington

Spiking gas prices? Check. Raging inflation? Check. Interest rates headed higher? Check. A federal government that seems clueless how to address it all? Double-check. The 1970s have been making a comeback with a vengeance of late, and now Arlington residents...

Neighborhood program gets a new name

Arlington’s longstanding Neighborhood Conservation Program has a new name. The county government has opted to change it to “Arlington Neighborhoods Program,” removing the word “conservation” which, according to the county government’s reckoning, “often evokes a negative connotation and suggests exclusivity.” In...

Advocate for nature centers isn’t giving up

Look up “indefatigable” in an online dictionary, and a photo of Duke Banks might pop up. Recently given the brushoff – politely but for the second time – by the County Board, Banks is not stopping in his efforts to...

Letter: Where is proof ‘Missing Middle’ will achieve objectives?

Editor: In its draft study of other communities that enacted Missing Middle housing policies, Arlington’s Joint Facilities Advisory Commission concluded: “It was not clear from research that the Missing Middle housing in the jurisdictions researched were able to...

Letter: No more delays in moving ahead on ‘Missing Middle’

Editor: I am glad to see the bold proposals from Arlington government staff in the draft “Framework for Expanding Housing Choice” that is part of the Missing Middle housing study. The proposal, if approved by the County Board later this...

Tree-advocacy group irked at Arlington housing proposal

A tree-advocacy group believes proposed changes to Arlington housing policy could have a cataclysmic impact on existing tree canopy in the community. “Tell the county ‘no’ – do not enact policies that further reduce our tree canopy,” the Arlington Tree...

Letter: Time has come to implement Missing Middle strategy

Editor: The Arlington County government recently released its Missing Middle Draft Framework, based on nearly two years of formal community feedback. The proposal would benefit residents in three key ways. • Missing Middle would make Arlington and the region more...

Park volunteers lauded by county government

Five individuals who volunteer at Arlington’s Bon Air Park have been named recipients of the county government’s annual Bill Thomas Park Volunteer Award. Master Gardeners Joe Kelly, Carolyn Vincent, Dina Lehmann, Karen Smith and Tom Golojuch, who steward Bon Air...
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Police: Man cuts victim with beer bottle in Vienna

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