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Pike apartment complex won’t be considered (now) for historic status

Members of the Arlington Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) have opted against moving forward, for now, on a proposal to confer historic-district status on a 70-year-old apartment compound in the Arlington Mill neighborhood. But the buildings may end...

Historic-preservation group seeks recognition of Vietnamese leader

Arlington’s historic-preservation panel has gone on record seeking formal recognition for a venerated leader in Arlington’s one-time Little Saigon community of Clarendon. Members of the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) on June 15 voted to recommend some kind...

Historical body gives another thumbs up to W-L marker

A revised plaque highlighting the nearly century-long provenance of Washington-Liberty – née “Washington-Lee” – High School has again received thumbs up from the Arlington government’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). The body on June 15 agreed unanimously –...

Pike project could pit preservationists, transit boosters

The planned redevelopment of a key Columbia Pike parcel could end up becoming a battle between preservationists and public-transportationists, with Arlington County Board members in between. At issue is to how to deal with the two-story, Art Deco building that...

Historic-affairs panel backs different name for new park

Veteran civic activist Bernie Berne used his silver oratory and powers of persuasion to convince members of the county government’s Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) to buck other groups and support a different name for a new...

Historical marker on horizon for church cemetery

It became a county historic landmark last year, and soon the Mount Salvation Baptist Church cemetery will have a marker denoting its status. The panel currently is going through the review process on the way to being installed at the...

Is historic preservation getting short shrift in county?

The Arlington County government’s Historic Resources Inventory – call it “HRI” for short – of local properties sits somewhere between local historic districts on the one hand and mere honorifics like inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places...

Civic association offers proposals on use of historic pharmacy

The Green Valley Civic Association has laid out the conditions under which it would support turning the historic but shuttered Green Valley Pharmacy property into a restaurant. In a Jan. 12 letter to county-government officials, association president Portia Clark and...

Civic group to take stock of proposed Green Valley project

Consideration of proposed exterior alterations to an historic building in Green Valley could be back on the table next month, once the community’s civic association has had the opportunity to consider and weigh in on the project. The Historical Affairs...

After rebuke, proposal for Green Valley Pharmacy deferred

Consideration of proposed exterior alterations to an historic building in Green Valley has been put on hold to provide time for the local civic association to offer input. The Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) of the Arlington government...
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Of the local high-school golf teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas, the McLean Highlanders have enjoyed the most...
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