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Editorial: Arlington leaders go into rope-a-dope mode

It was called the rope-a-dope, and it worked tremendously effectively for Muhammad Ali back in the day. The younger Ali, when he was fighting older opponents, would simply let them whale away at him for a time, tuckering them out...

Letter: Missing Middle benefits developers, not public

Editor: Thank you for your recent coverage on the Missing Middle housing proposal. Thank you for your recent coverage on the Missing Middle housing proposal. Your continued coverage of proposals to alter a century of zoning laws is important...

Civic leader: Missing Middle proposal is about 20 years too late

The former president of the John M. Langston Civic Association supports Missing Middle housing policies, but contends Arlington leaders are about a quarter-century too late for them to have a tangible impact. Speaking at a Juneteenth program June 23 at...

Greens leery of ‘Missing Middle’ proposal

Count the Arlington Green Party among those wanting more study before the county government moves ahead with implementation of “Missing Middle” upzoning proposals. In a letter to the County Board following its June meeting, the political party voiced concerns “that...

County leaders keeping ‘Missing Middle’ commenters on tight leash

Apparently it’s going to be a race to be first in line to sign up for public-comment sessions held at Arlington County Board meetings. Because the current chair, Katie Cristol, seems disinclined to give much leeway to those who want...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: Crrrrrrash goes the housing market?

Quite the eye-opener from the Virginia Realtors trade group, which recently released the results of a late-May "flash poll" of its members. Remember how just a few months (weeks?) ago the real-estate market was tilted heavily toward sellers? Not anymore,...

Vienna OKs plan allowing homeowners to expand

The Vienna Town Council at a special meeting June 13 voted to amended the town code to give homeowners greater flexibility with lot coverage and more options for upgrading outdoor-living space. The vote culminated a two-year process to review and...

Editor’s Notebook: Another word considered too vulgar for A-town use

Back in the days of the Journal Newspapers (R.I.P.) we had a young reporter who, among his multiple talents, was able to, despite being a little too young to have lived through the glory days of George Carlin, repeat,...

Sun Gazette editorial: We repeat, the fix is in on housing

Based on our coverage of late, it’s already a case of everyone having gone to his, her (or still undecided) corners and then coming out swinging, pro and con, on Arlington’s “Missing Middle” housing proposal. To cut through the clutter,...
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