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Elected official tries to find middle ground on Missing Middle

If there is anyone with anything to lose, politically, in Arlington’s increasingly contentious “Missing Middle” debate, it could be Matt de Ferranti, the lone County Board member on the ballot in November. De Ferranti appears trying to steer a middle...

Editorial: Something’s going to have to give in housing market

In a phrase he popularized if not originated, Mark Twain warned the public of the dangerous trio of “lies, damned lies and statistics.” But sometimes a certain specific statistic stands out to be worthy of passing along. New data from...

Tuesday brings latest fork in Missing Middle road

The next step in Arlington’s contentious “Missing Middle” housing-cum-zoning proposal arrives next Tuesday, when County Board members hold a work session with staff to guide efforts on the issue over the coming months. The meeting, slated for July 12 at...

Advisory panel voices concerns over several facets of ‘Missing Middle’

The Arlington County government’s Forestry and Natural Resources Commission says some specific staff claims of the positive outcomes of the county government’s proposed Missing Middle housing/zoning changes are “inflated and disingenuous,” while the negative implications are being minimized in...

Editorial: Is zoning chaos coming Fairfax’s way?

As standalone words, “missing” and “middle” are fine and dandy. But put them together and, look out, Fairfax residents! Over in neighboring Arlington County – we pay attention so Fairfax residents don’t have to – the entire community seems in...

Editor’s Notebook: Why not just wait and see?

The Falls Church News-Press’s editorial last week went full-bore in support of Falls Church emulating Arlington leaders’ embrace of “Missing Middle” housing. Critics of the policy were engaging in “smokescreen” behavior, the paper contended. Were Falls Church leaders smart, and...

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...
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