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Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard, some activists are now considering taking their case to the legislature. A Circuit Court judge on July 16...

Details emerge on preservation plan for Arlington Historical Museum

It could take upwards of 10 years and $1.5 million to preserve, renovate and expand the Arlington Historical Museum, and backers of the proposal are counting on the broader community to become engaged in the effort. “This is a case...

Editor’s Notebook: That’s a wrap on the Rouse preservation battle

Arlington County Board members on Saturday stuck a fork in it and declared the battle over preservation of the Rouse (Febrey-Lothrop) estate over. Board members said that, with the buildings on the 9.5-acre parcel now rubble after the owner razed...

Preservation advocates lick wounds as Rouse battle ends

They had known for weeks – probably months – of the likely outcome, but for preservation advocates, the Arlington County Board’s April 17 decision to deny historic-district status to the Rouse estate still had a sting to it. “The whole...

Staff prep for Rouse hearing that may, may not occur

Even though the razing of the Rouse estate may be at hand, the Arlington County government’s historic-preservation staff is taking the steps necessary if public hearings on preservation of the site go forward in April. “We are proceeding as if...

Just a mistake, or censorship attempt, on Rouse issue?

It appears, in the end, to have been a case of miscommunication, but the Arlington County government over the weekend had to address questions about whether an advocate for preservation of the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard was being...

Rouse estate another step closer to wrecking ball

Plans by the trust that owns the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard to raze the buildings to the ground moved another step closer late last week, as the Arlington County government authorized the final permit needed for construction activity...

Preservation battle in Arlington reaches next step

At the very end of a two-hour Feb. 23 hearing on the proposed historic designation of the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard between North McKinley Road and North Madison Street, Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis mused aloud what...

Historic designation may be too little, too late

By the time the Arlington County Board takes a vote on putting the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard into a local-historic district, will the estate still be standing? County Board members have slated a Feb. 23 public hearing not on...
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